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By 1941, Cadillac had established itself as a premier maker of luxury automobiles, and its Convertible Sedan offered special appeal and prestige. With the large convertible top down, a Cadillac offered the open-air thrill of a phaeton; top up, the car provided the formal look and rear-seat privacy of a limousine. This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan represents the last year that the marque, which had the slogan the “Standard of the World,” would offer this rare body style. Indeed, only 400 were produced, and this beautiful example is one of perhaps 60 still extant.
Chassis 8354447 underwent a comprehensive restoration during the late 1990s that continues to present particularly well, thanks to the fastidious care the car has received from the consignor. Each detail holds up under scrutiny; the exterior finish and chrome trim are stunning; the instrument panel presents like jewelry; and the trunk was refurbished in the correct material. The engine compartment and underside are likewise immaculate, and the consignor states that the Series 62 runs and drives every bit as well as it looks.
Resplendent in Monica Blue with a vibrant red leather interior, and accompanied by its top boot, this rare and captivating Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan would be equally at home on a concours lawn or on the open road during a CCCA tour event.