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Lot 16

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

Coachwork by Fisher

SOLD $110,000

Estimate

$110,000 - $130,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

496245897

Car Highlights

Owned by Two Families Since New
Highly Collectible Open Postwar Cadillac
High-Level Photo-Documented Restoration with Outstanding Presentation in Original Colors
Inaugural Model Year of Cadillac’s OHV V-8 Engine

Technical Specs

331 CID OHV V-8 Engine
Carter 2-Barrel Carburetor
160 BHP at 3,800 RPM
4-Speed Hydra-Matic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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In 1949, Cadillac launched a game-changing model to reposition itself in the burgeoning postwar economy. The sumptuous Fisher-bodied Series 62 featured the 331 cid OHV V-8 engine – a smoother, more powerful motor much lauded by the American Motor Press.

This particular Series 62 has been owned by just two families. Its original owner purchased the car for $4,250 and kept it until 1956 when it was acquired by Grant Tomlins of Beacon, New York. The Cadillac was then stored for a decade, during which time it was inherited by the current owner. It was then transported to Easley, South Carolina, and a frame-off restoration headed by Carolina Rod Shop of Powdersville began in 1993. The engine and transmission were rebuilt and installed, utilizing 1951 cylinder heads thoughtfully upgrading the 1949 factory design. The restoration was completed in 1995 and is fully documented in a photographic logbook. The original owner’s manuals and a collection of 1949 Cadillac-related marketing documents are provided with the car, as well as several show trophies.

This fabulous Series 62, beautifully refinished in its original colors of Cypress Green with tan leather, represents one of Cadillac’s most charismatic offerings of the era. Its elegant colors, stunning appearance, and fine condition warrant the interest of the most distinguished collector.