1 OF ONLY 2,150 PRODUCED MAKING IT ONE OF THE RAREST AND DESIRED OF ALL 49 CADILLACS!
CADILLAC ENTHUSIASTS CONSIDER THE 1949 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION CADILLACS EVER BUILT!
ORIGINAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR!
HIGHLY OPTIONED, INCLUDING:
ORIGINAL MATCHING #S 331 CID V8 ENGINE!
FINISHED IN FACTORY COLORS: HAMPDEN BLUE WITH CORINTH BLUE TOP!
TRULY ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE AND DESIRED MODEL TO BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
A COLLECTORS DREAM!
Finished in classic and desired Hampden Blue complimented with a Corinth Blue top and Ascot Gray interior. This incredible motorcar has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. With its extremely low production and high options, this is the perfect collectible. I personally believe the investment potential of this great American classic will grow far beyond your imagination. Buy with confidence you will not be disappointed in this truly wonderful and rare coupe DeVille!
HISTORY OF THE CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE:
The name "De Ville" is from the French de la ville or de ville meaning "of the town. In French coach building parlance, a coup de ville, from the French couper (to cut) and ville (town or city), refers to a town car that is "cut" by a division between the passenger and driver compartments.
The first Cadillac "Coupe de Ville" was shown during the 1949 Autorama. It was built on a Cadillac Sixty Special chassis and featured a dummy air-scoop, chrome trim around front wheel openings, and a one-piece windshield and rear glass. The interior was black and trimmed in gray leather, including the headliner, to match the roof color. It was equipped with a telephone in the glove compartment, a vanity case and a secretarial pad in the rear armrest, power windows and highly decorative chrome interior trim. The prototype "Coupe de Ville" was used by GM President Charles E. Wilson until 1957 when he presented it to his secretary. At some time during this period it acquired a dark Vicodec roof. The prototype "Coupe de Ville" was still in use as of 1976.
The Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville was introduced late in the 1949 model year. Along with the Buick Roadmaster Riviera, and the Oldsmobile 98 Holiday, it was among the first pillar-less hardtop coupes ever produced. At $3,496 it was only a dollar less than the Series 62 convertible, and like the convertible, it came with power windows standard. It was luxuriously trimmed, with leather upholstery and chrome 'bows' in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top. In its first year the Series 62 Coupe de Ville only sold 2,150 units. But 1950 sales more than doubled to 4507, and in 1951 sales more than doubled again to 10,241 exceeding the sales for the Series 62 Club Coupe that year. Also, in 1951, Coupe de Ville chrome script appeared on the rear roof pillar for the first time, to further distinguish it from the Series 62 Club Coupe.
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