Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Long, low, and sleek...with an elegance all their own the formidable "Standard of the World" ruled the road. Cadillac had them all running scared by introducing technology and advanced automotive design. As a luxury car, it was complete; its poised dignity was not an afterthought. Power, performance, and presence were the true hallmarks of the brand. Whatever one sought in a luxury car...Cadillac could provide. Luxury and elegance makes another cameo appearance...in the continuing saga of "As the Standard of the World Turns."
For consignment, taking from its standard of the world 1940's styling this large and in charge red caddy, is presented in resto-mod form. It retains its big rounded steel panels and shiny overdone trimmings, and luxurious juke box like interior dash and seats, however some extra goodies have been added on to put this car in the category of resto-mod. I know I had to look twice too but read on and you'll find out this car is like a box of chocolates!
From the nose of its winged goddess hood ornament, atop the protuberant hood and large caddy badge below on front to the end of the stalked taillights this car bleeds luxury. When the hood is aloft, it reminds me of a Conquistador helmet. Straight, all steel panels are all sculpted and minding their gaps and are bathed in miles deep maroon paint. Pontoon fenders protrude from the sides and frame highly polished turbine style caddy badged subbed wheel coverings that are wrapped in wide whites. Chrome trimmings are seen in excess but remain a tasteful accenting to the grille, side spears, searchlights, headlight bezels handles, hood vents, and the split windshield surround. Lest we forget the big bumpers on front and rear and these show in good condition with a nice spit shine. Large rear fender skirts cover nearly the entire rear wheel and tire and cozy up to a shiny rocker trimming. Even the taillights are large, and the only hint of something different lies below the rear bumper where we see dual exhaust chrome tips peeking out. I sense a hot rod! A white convertible canvas top is in fair condition, shows dirt and some wear near the windshield. It does have a clear plastic window, and beautiful chromed framing to make it go up and down manually.
Stepping over the ornately engraved threshold, Oxblood leather abounds for the door panels and interior benches. Using the stitched panel and overstuffed tuck and roll technique you could be seated in your smoking lounge strategizing about the game of 8 ball going on at the time. Seats and door panels are in nice condition with just a small frown for the armrest on the driver's side. Conspicuous consumption best describes the dash with its Wurlitzer sequel chromed trimmings around the radio and speaker covering. Hidden in the glovebox is another hint of the resto-mod motif in that there is an AM/FM/CD changer. A round speedo complete with a large chromed bezel and on the passenger's side a similar size clock pepper the dash. In front of the beautifully aged bakelite steering wheel complete with a chromed horn ring and badged center is a horizontal cluster of gauges. Vintage A/C has been added in, along with the bagged suspension aftermarket gauge and a small panel of 2 gauges hanging below the dash. Deep red carpeting covers the floors and is nice and thick on the pile directive.
In the category of well I was not expecting that, a lift of the heavy hood and what to our wondering eyes does appear? How about a stout 472ci V8 blinged out with chromed valve coverings, an Edelbrock intake and a 4-barrel carburetor. On the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic throwing power to a Ford 9- inch rear. Supple hoses and red ignition high voltage wiring add some more pop to this large mill.
Completely restored and modified with a Mustang II front end suspension, and some leaf springs with the adjustable airbags for the back, all is looking solid and sound underneath. Power disc brakes are on front and power drums for the back, and a Turbo muffler dual exhaust for the exhale.
This monster fires right up with a thunderous roar and off to the test track we sauntered. Here it did well with snappy acceleration, a fine ride with good handling, and very solid braking to bring this mass to a halt. All functions were working at the time of the test drive.
Go big or go home would best sum this creation up. Large steel, big chrome, and luxurious design are all wrapped up in a Classy Caddy from 1941 with some underlying power and modern-day ride. Take this wheel from Jeeves as you'll want to be the pilot on this beauty.
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