1947 Cadillac Model 62 Convertible

AACA National Award Winner

1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

Chassis No. 8423605

In August 1945 Cadillac phased out World War II production of tanks, self-propelled gun carriers and carloads of precision parts for Allison aircraft engines and in just two months resumed production of civilian cars for a starved market. Their design was carried over from the truncated 1942 year but that year had marked an advanced and distinctive styling change from Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell.

Elongated ovoid fenders extended back into the doors and were mimicked in the rear fenders that accentuated the Cadillacs’ length, giving it futuristic aerodynamic styling that continued in skirted rear fenders. It translated well to postwar sensibilities. 1946 and 1947 Cadillacs continued the design theme and Cadillac sold every car it could build to a car-starved market.

This 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe has received a thorough, meticulous restoration to like new condition. Its Lotus Cream paint is a tribute to its painter’s skill and complements the coachwork artisans’ skill at matching panel fits with precision and alignment. The beige leather upholstery and interior trim is tight, straight and spotless, complementing the beige cloth top.

Power comes from Cadillac’s proven 346 cubic inch 150hp V-8 engine. First introduced in 1936 it was immeasurably enhanced by development during World War II for tanks and this car benefits as well from Cadillac’s experience with its 4-speed Hydra-Matic transmission in the same wartime vehicles. Power steering and an electric fuel pump have been added to facilitate modern driving and reliability. The engine compartment is restored to correct factory appearance with neat wiring and factory-style plumbing.

It is fully equipped including dual GM logo spotlights, the correct fender skirts, sombrero wheel covers, radial wide whitewall tires and a pushbutton radio. The “Hydro-Lectric” power door windows operate flawlessly. They are complemented by a hydraulically operated power front bench seat. The power top is also hydraulically operated, works correctly and fits tightly.

Notably, all the body and window seals are fresh and the windows fit snugly to the doors, rear quarter and the top. The chrome is bright and fresh and the stainless steel bright trim is highly polished and gleams like chrome. The dashboard, control knobs and gauges are crisp, sharp and readable. The attention to detail is uniformly impressive and everything works as Cadillac intended in 1947.

Not surprisingly, this 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe is a 2021 AACA National First Prize winner and it continues to be an outstanding example in all respects. The V-8 starts easily, runs quietly and pulls strongly while the Hydra-Matic transmission shifts with authority. Handling and ride are improved by the radial whitewall tires and driving enjoyment is enhanced by the added power steering. It is complete with a correct matching spare wheel and tire.

Details make the difference, and the details on this 1947 Cadillac are uniformly excellent, a car that will be shown with pride and driven with distinction.

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Listing Type: Automobiles
Year: 1947
Make: Cadillac
Model: 62
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Automatic
Condition: AACA National Winner
Location: Smithfield, RI 02917
Engine: V-8
Exterior Color: Cream

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