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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan

  • Chassis no. 8345581
  • Engine no. 8345581
  • Body no. 108

Sold for $77,000

  • Offered from a prominent private collection
  • One of just 400 examples built; beautiful, well-maintained presentation
  • A well-sorted, reliable, and proven CARavan veteran

The 1941 Series 62 line included Cadillac’s final convertible sedan, a handsome design hand-built using modified sedan body panels, with the result that each was essentially a “semi-custom” body. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just 400 examples were produced.

The car offered here was acquired by the current owners in 2007 from its longtime owner in Texas, who completed a frame-off restoration in 2000 and won an AACA Senior First Prize. Equipped with Hydra-Matic transmission, AM radio, and clock, the car shines beautifully in metallic burgundy with a tan leather interior and matching cloth top and boot. While it is in wonderful condition throughout, this is no mere showpiece; its owners have installed a 12-volt electrical system, power steering, a custom supplemental radiator and electric fan, and radial tires, and rebuilt the brakes. The owner reports that the engine had 100-plus pounds of compression, starts easily, runs quietly, is powerful, and does not consume oil.

The result has been a very durable touring automobile and a veteran of several tours and weekend road trips, including the 2010 Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Autumn in the Adirondacks CARavan, and a 475-mile trip between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Copake Falls, New York, in 2015. The owner is proudly fussy and particular, noting that the car is accompanied by all of its maintenance and repair invoices, and that everything works, including the dashboard clock.

It is easy to find a restored showpiece or a handsomely sorted tour car, but few available 1941 Cadillacs so beautifully cover both worlds as this convertible sedan. Simply put, it is one of the finest CARavan automobiles available today, offered from one wonderful, caring home to another with considerable pride.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver


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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat


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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht


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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig


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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose


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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould


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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff


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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach


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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry


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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut


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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire


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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn


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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin


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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill


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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher


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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers


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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden


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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more