1947 Cadillac Series 62 news, pictures, specifications, and information
Designed by Harley Earl, the Series 62 convertible coupe was the only open-bodied Cadillac in 1947 and was one of the company's most popular post-war models.
The Series 62 convertible coupe featured a sleek, notchback style, characterizing the racy-look of the 1947 line-up. New features included stainless stone shields, door skins that were flush with the rocker panels, individual window moldings and front and rear window ventipanes.
Standard equipment on the Series 62 convertible coupe included automatic window lifts, bullet-shaped front and rear fenders and script Cadillac insignia. Optional items included fog lights, white sidewall discs, safety spotlight and fender mounted antenna. All 1947 Cadillacs were powered by the 150 horsepower, 346 cubic-inch V-8 power plant.
The Dream of Post War America
In practical terms, the 1947 Cadillac's were a continuation of the post war 1946's, which themselves dated back to the trend setting pre-war 1941's. However, Cadillac was so far ahead that the 1947's were stil [Read More...]
Sold for $51,700 at 2007 RM Auctions
The 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe, also known as the Sedanette, first appeared in 1941 and sold as a 1942 model. Many other marques and divisions copied this beautiful design with its jet aged inspired swooping rear end. This fastback style wa [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009
This 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is powered by a 346 cubic-inch flathead V8 engine which did four years of tank duty in World War II. Production in 1947 was 6,245 units at a starting price of $2,902. [Read More...]
Sold for $49,500 at 2010 RM Auctions
Cadillac resumed civilian automobile production in October of 1945. The cars of the post-War era benefited from the company's considerable wartime experience, which included the production of some 12,0000 M-5 light tanks and motorized gun carriers. T [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2010
Designed by legendary General Motors design chief Harley Earl, the Series 62 sedan was one of the company's most popular post-war models. [Read More...]
All domestic automobile production ceased during World War II as manufacturing plants converted to building wartime tanks, aircraft and other much needed military goods. As hostilities came to a close in 1945, auto assembly lines resumed building car [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
The Cadillac series 62 was introduced in 1940 to replace the mid-size Series 70. It rode on a 129-inch wheelbase chassis and was powered by a 346 cubic-inch flat head V8 engine which did four years of tank duty in World War II. Production in 1947 was [Read More...]
Designed by legendary General Motors design chief Harley Earl, the Series 62 coupe was one of the company's most popular post-war models. [Read More...]
Designer: Harley Earl
Engine Num: 6403877
Sold for $63,250 at 2013 RM Auctions
The current owners of this Cadillac acquired it in 1987, sometime after the restored car earned its National First Place honors from the Antique Automobile Club of America. It is finished in Antoinette Blue paint and is well-equipped with full 'sombr [Read More...]
Sold for $96,250 at 2014 RM Auctions
This Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is from the Malcolm Pray collection. It has received a body-off restoration which was completed in the late 1980s. In 1989, with owner Doug Ronning, it won a First Place in the Primary division at the Pennsylvania [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014
Sold for $110,000 at 2014 RM Auctions
Cadillac produced 6,755 Convertible cars in 1947 and helped the company's total sales of 61,926 surpass Packard, making them the best-selling American luxury car of that year. [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014
This Cadillac Convertible Coupe was built in Detroit. It was delivered new to California on July 3rd of 1947. The original invoice was $2,326.39. The original mileage is 76,000. [Read More...]
Sold for $52,250 at 2015 RM Auctions
This Convertible was delivered new through the Capital Cadillac Company of Washington D.C. It came equipped with the optional Hydra-Matic transmission, AM radio with aerial, automatic under-dash heater, and fog lights. Currently, it is powered by a 1 [Read More...]By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015
The Harley Earl designed Cadillac Series 62 was a very large vehicle that featured a large, 6,390 cc (390 cubic inch) V-8 engine. The back had large fins that did little for performance and handling but was all about the style of the vehicle. The design of the vehicle was inspired by the space program and the era of jet engines. The large, 4400 lb car was fitted with drum brakes. These often wore out quickly. If a U-turn needed to be made, the driver would need a parking lot. The turning radius was 24 feet.
The name 'DeVille' would first be used in 1949 on the Coupe De Ville, and later on the 1956 Sedan deVille. The 1942, 1946 and 1947 versions were similar; they were completely different from the 1941 bodystyles.
The car was a luxury vehicle that could carry six individuals comfortably. The car was a convertible with the top being raised and lowered automatically. The interior had electrical gauges. The head lights would turn on at dusk and were also capable of switching from high beam to low beam when they sensed oncoming traffic. In total, there were eight lights on the front of the vehicle. The four on the top were the driving lights while the lights mounted on the bumper were the parking lamps. To add to the driving comfort, air suspension was used. This aided in providing a very soft ride but there was significant body roll when cornering. With the V8, it was capable of creeping to sixty in 11 seconds. This reinforced the notion that this Cadillac was built for comfort and not for speed. The drivers enjoyed the ride and they looked good cruising along, enjoying the large open road.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2008
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