213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1948 Cadillac Series 62 has a wonderful personality that owns the road. And with its correct big V8 under the hood and a very vintage overall presentation, this example upholds the best Caddy traditions.
Cadillacs of this era are a true exercise in style. Everything from the goddess on the hood to the gas cap hidden behind a flip-up tail light is designed to make every other driver jealous. Of course, everyone knows the true standout is the chrome, and one remains, clean complete, and bright. There's just the right touch of aging, because after all, you want this one to look like a respected elder and not an over-restored symbol of new money. The same goes for the paint. It was treated to a respray later in life so that the black still has a luster that reminds you of a grand piano. But it has the right aged-in style that will make people think this was a family heirloom. Gentle curves in body panels, rear fender skirts, whitewall tires, and the right hint of tailfin are all about the true grand touring style that a car like this offered when new...and so the admiration only grows with time.
The interior has a wonderful sense of style. It starts with the blue and gray two-tone seats that are timelessly stylish and the comfiest piece of furniture you'll ever own. Matching door panels, clean carpets, and a good headliner continue the quality feel. This has all the best features there for a display, including the AM radio and mahogany-like painted dash and door tops. You even have working power windows. This was a unique era where art deco was giving way to jet-age style, and you really understand that from the driver's seat. The design of the steering wheel and gauges is distinct and pure vintage.
Power comes from Cadillac's famous 346 cubic-inch flathead V8 - this was the motor they created for such durable use that it was also a favorite for tanks in World War II. This decodes to a year-correct motor in the highly honest engine bay, and so it's hard to imagine this is anything but the original powerhouse still in the car. This is a torque-filled motor that knows how to pull this Caddy around with authority. Plus, the automatic transmission and soft suspension are exactly what easy Caddy cruising is all about.
This sedan is iconic, stylish, classic, and desirable. That's why it makes for an irresistible deal. Call today!!!
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