1946 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
In 1946, Cadillac was finished with war-time production and began selling motor cars with a great demand and short supply. One of the main draws to this series was the only available cabriolet bodystyle of 1946 and 1947.
When Cadillac restyled the model before WWII it was already quite successful so the factory picked up production in early October 1945 right where they left off.
A few things were changed for the first post-war Series 62 including shape and location of the driving lights, slightly changed bumpers and a new front logo which placed the Cadillac crest in a large V.
All Series 62 cars were powered by Cadillac's L-head V8 which was capable of 150 hp. A Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was available as an option. These were similar to the units used to power the Light Tank M24 during the war.
Available as a Club Coupe, Convertible Coupe or Sedan. The Series 62 was sold alongside the larger Series 75 intended for Business and the entry level Series 61. By 1948 all these models got a complete makeover and the third generation Series 62 was released.
1,342 Convertible Coupes were made in 1946 with a price of $2,556, and the following year the factory was better suited for demand, so 6,755 cars were made for $2,902 USD.
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Auction Sales History
1946 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 8409520 - sold for $88,000
Beautifully restored Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Rare 1946 model year example. Equipped with many power amenities. Class, style and power from the immediate post-war era. CCCA Senior First Prize Winner.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams
1946 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible - sold for $66,000
Offered from the collection of Richard and Linda Kughn. Delivered new in Toronto. A very high-quality, body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration. Multiple award winner.
Auction Source: 2014 Motor City Auction by RM
1946 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe - sold for $74,800
This Series 62 Convertible Coupe benefits from a body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed over a 25-year period through to 2007. With just over 2,000 miles traveled since the restoration was completed, including trouble-free use in a CCCA CARavan, the Cadillac retains its original engine and remains excellent throughout. This example is very well equipped with such features as a Hydra-Matic transmission, a power antenna, a power-o... read more
Auction Source: 2010 Vintage Cars of Meadow Book by RM Auctions