In 1941, Cadillac replaced the out-going Series 61 with the Series 62 and its main draw was two-door cabriolet among four major body styles.
All Series 62 cars were powered by Cadillac’s L-head V8 which was capable of 150 hp. A 3-speed manual was standard with the automatic transmission costing $125.00 USD.
Available as a 2-door Convertible Coupe Deluxe or Convertible Sedan Deluxe the open Cadillacs of 1941 were only sold on the Series 62 platform. Both variants were bodied by Fisher in Detroit. Halted by the wartime efforts, the Series 62 halted production in 1942 and began producing cars again in early October of 1945.
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe – While little is known of the early history of this outstanding Series 62 Convertible Coupe, in 2003 the car was purchased from a Texas owner by David Cohen. An attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cohen is also known for conducting meticulous restorations of vintage Cadillacs and Buicks, and he treated this Cadillac to a thorough and exacting restoration that abounds in precise details, such as the correctly dated windshield and snug-fitting black Haartz top. Mr. Cohen restored the car to a historically correct presentation, with the exception of a few modifications that included the installation of a six-volt electric fuel pump, which seamlessly functions in concert with the car’s original mechanical fuel pump and is hidden from view for superior presentation, as well as a conversion of the original oil-bath filtration system to a modern air filter. The interior was refurbished by Terry Holt, a custom upholsterer from Arkansas. urce: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – sold for $77,000 – While little has been recorded of this car’s earliest history, it was eventually treated to a comprehensive restoration that is responsible for its impressive presentation today. As a testament to its authentic appearance and superior condition, this car has earned an AACA National Senior Award and currently sports a CCCA badge (no. 1416). Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Dating from the last full year of automobile production before the USA entered WW2, this luxurious Series 62 convertible has had only three owners from new and was purchased by the current vendor in 2009. Delivered new in the USA and reportedly accident free, the car had been fully restored to concours condition by the previous owner and since its arrival in France has been started and checked by the current vendor’s mechanic. This beautiful soft-top Cadillac is offered with owner’s handbook, State of Florida Notice of Sale (2008) and French Carte Grise. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles d’exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams