1949 Cadillac Series 62
Convertible Car for sale by Daniel Schmitt and Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri 63074
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
Just in from Southern California
Spectacular Restored Condition (Over $150,000 Invested)
Rare and Desirable 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
One of Only 8,000 Built!
331ci 160hp V8 Engine (First Production Year Small Block Overhead Valve V8)
Only 87,728 Miles!
Stunning Color Combination
The First Motor Trend “Car of The Year”
Incredible Documentation Includes an Original Owner's Manual, 1949 Cadillac Brochure, 1949 Cadillac Shop Manual, 1948 & 1948 Cadillac-Lasalle Club Authenticity Guide, Period California License Plates, Extra Keys, Photo Album, Service Records and Invoices Dating Back To 1953!
The Ideal Restored Example to Drive and Enjoy!
A Dream for The Collector or Enthusiast
Power Convertible Top
Rear Fender Skirts
Right and Left Hand Rear View Mirrors
Cadillac emerged as the leader in the post WWII U.S. Luxury car bracket on the heels of a full redesign for 1948 models. A year later, a new overhead valve 331ci V8 was put into production; capable of 160hp! Praise for the new post-war Cadillac was literally universal, with Britain's The Motor declaring “the car offers astonish value for the money. It has performance which few makes can river, even fewer surpass, a general silence of running which many will consider unbeaten, and an ease in driving.” Motor Trend magazine was also smitten with the new 1949 model Cadillacs; so much in fact that it became their very first car to be awarded their “Car of the Year.”
The 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Fiesta Ivory over rich brown interior and matching brown convertible top. This particular example hails from many years of long term ownership and has been meticulously restored to an incredibly high standard. Over $150,000 was invested in the restoration; insuring that this classic Cadillac performs as well as it presents. Accompanying documentation dates back as far as 1953 when the car was less than 5 years old, and this iconic American convertible will certainly bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this stunning 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the performance and style that for so many years proved Cadillac to be “the standard of the world.” Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.
Trades welcome! Financing available. Visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
Classic Car ID101250735
Transmission4 Speed Automatic
Custom ColorFiesta Ivory
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