It's easy to spot when someone has gone the extra mile on a rod. This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 sedan is no exception, with its 454 big block, a luxurious interior, and a ride that truly is worthy of the Standard of the World.
On the outside, you can see that they retained the beauty of the factory look. There are no outrageous body alterations, no chopped top, and all that glorious 1941 Cadillac trim is 100% intact. Heck, even those ultra-valuable fender skirts are still in place, and it looks fabulous. The paint is a modern twist on vintage Black Cherry, with a bit of metallic so it has a lovely glow in the sunlight and an elegance that's entirely appropriate. Bodywork is first-rate on an already very high-quality car, so the doors shut tightly and fit right, and that massive V-shaped hood fits well. The '41 Cadillacs are widely regarded as a high-water mark in pre-war styling, and the retrained use of ornamentation made them some of the most stylish cars on the road, then and today. That chrome has been fully restored to show condition, including the eggcrate grille, which probably cost thousands all by itself. It's simply gorgeous.
Inside, it's modern with a lot of respect paid to the original design. The seats fore and aft may very well be original, now refinished in tan leatherette for a very upscale look. Contrasting burgundy carpets tie it all together, and custom door panels give it an updated feel. All the original hardware, knobs, and handles are still there, as well as the factory window moldings and trim. The dash is also the factory-issued piece with an Auto Meter speedometer replacing the original. Even the original radio is still in the dash, and the A/C system has been artfully integrated into a panel below the dash that looks like it was born there. Of course, a tilt wheel with a billet steering wheel wrapped in matching tan leatherette is almost mandatory, but here it really works, creating the seamless blend between old and new. The trunk has also been upholstered to match and is far nicer than even the original 1941 fabric.
This is a lot of car. Fortunately, it also received a lot of engine to make it a superlative long-distance highway cruiser. The fuel-injected 454 Chevy hauls the big sedan around effortlessly and fits very neatly in the massive engine bay. All the work was very precisely done, and service access remains excellent. A TH350 3-speed auto feeds a Ford 9-inch that appears to be hanging on the original leaf springs, and the driveline has less than 1000 miles on it. The front suspension appears to be stock 1941 Cadillac augmented with modern tube shocks and power rack-and-pinion steering. Disc brakes have been fitted, so hauling it down from speed is easy, and it rides on 15-inch steel wheels wearing later Cadillac hubcaps and 235/75/15 wide whitewall radials.
Beautifully built and just plain beautiful, this 1941 Cadillac is elegance in motion. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.