1948 Cadillac Series 62 for sale 101144751
1948 Cadillac Series 62
$125,000
Overstreet House of Cars
(833) 682-2210
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1948 Cadillac Series 62

Car for sale by Overstreet House of Cars in Creve Coeur, Missouri 63132

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Classic Car Overview

The First All-New Post-War Cadillac Design Exquisite Factory Color Combination Lovely Restoration to Show Standards First Year of Cadillac Tail Fins Purchased from the Collection of Actor/Comedian Brad Garrett, still titled in his name 346 CID Flathead V-8 Engine Single Carter Carburetor 150 BHP at 3,400 RPM 4-Speed Hydra-Matic Transmission 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Emerging from the war years, Cadillac was due for a new look. Design leader Frank Hershey talked with his team about adding aircraft- inspired styling cues to the 1948 design, including long, sleek lines and tail fins inspired by the Lockheed P-38 Lightning s twin tails. Initially met with skepticism, Hershey continued to champion the new design until General Motors top brass approved, believing that his was the best way forward for Cadillac, which had long been known for its elegant and groundbreaking designs. The public came to adore the fins and sales soared, which was exactly what General Motors needed in the late 1940s. Those tail fins, in the opinion of Harley Earl successor Bill Mitchell, gave Cadillac a brand identity and a long-lasting design motif. Almost immediately, the tail fin became a prestigious status symbol. The 1948 Cadillacs featured an all-new, more cohesive body design with a cut-down windshield and bold horizontal lines that ran the length of the car, while retaining Cadillac s unmistakable styling cues. Exclusive to 1948 was a drum-shaped instrument panel that neatly housed all of the gauges and controls. This unique dash treatment was discontinued the following year as it was deemed too complex and costly to produce. The Series 62 models featured rich interior trim with standard hydraulic window lifts, and for the convertible a hydraulic power top. Although this car s history is not known prior to the early 2000s, it has occupied a place ofhonor in two collections in the past decade and was a favorite in the noted Southern California collection of John Spencer Bradley u

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    486221335
  • Classic Car ID
    101144751
  • Stock Number
    C121
  • Category
    American Classics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    N/A
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    N/A
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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