1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
|Engine Size:||V8 331 CID|
|Ext. Color:||Madeira Maroon|
The Cadillac Series 62 convertible was first introduced as a mid-range luxury car in 1940. However, production of this model was put on hold during World War II due to the country's wartime efforts. It wasn't until 1948 that the production of this car resumed, and the 1949 model was built with significant upgrades and design changes. Prior to Pearl Harbor, the Cadillac chief engineer Ernest Seaholm was working on an overhead-valve V-8 until Cadillac halted production. After the war and with a new GM president, the new V-8 was finished in time for the release of the 49 models. The styling remained almost the same as the 1948 model, but the introduction of the new overhead V-8 offered an impressive 160 horsepower and a peak torque at 1,800 revolutions. This was used as the basis for many Cadillac generations that followed, and it was also used by many legendary racers. This engine was not only light and smooth, but it was also packed with performance.
This 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is a real find! It is a rare classic Cadillac as only 8,000 Convertible Series 62 models were produced.
The prior owner had this car for many years before the son sold it after his death. The exterior is Madeira Maroon. The paint is in very good condition and appears flawless from 5-10 feet away. The chrome and trim are excellent. The hydraulic power tan top has no rips or tears.
The interior is tan leather and in excellent shape. The dash is in excellent condition as well as the bright work on the dash. All interior chrome is in above average condition. The original steering wheel is in great condition as well. The carpet is very good and so are door panels.
The engine is the original overhead-valve V-8 with 160 horsepower. The car starts up easily and the ride is smooth and very comfortable. The Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission shifts smoothly.
Options include back-up lights, heather, glare proof mirror and fog light, windshield washer, push-button radio, push button antenna, hydraulic power top, and white wall tires.
This great Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is in Kentucky. It is available for viewing by serious buyers only. The car runs and drives with excellent performance and has no known mechanical issues.