1941 Cadillac Series 62

1941 was another record sales year for Cadillac, with total sales topping 66,000 vehicles, exceeding any previous year by 20,000 units and trailing rival Packard by only 7,000 cars. Of those just 400 were model 62290, the convertible sedan. This was the last year that General Motors produced a convertible sedan in any of its model lines.
They were priced at $1,965, and rode on a 126-inch wheelbase, making them the most expensive model in the Cadillac 62 Series. All 1941 Cadillac's were powered by a 346 cubic inch V8, with increased compression, that produced 150 horsepower. New for 1940, was Cadillac's use of the fully shiftless Hydra-Matic transmission. The Hydra-Matic, originally developed by Oldsmobile in 1939, became a staple of the line until 1949. This combination produces a 0-60 mph time of 14 seconds and a top speed of approximately 100 mph.

The 1941 Cadillac models wore GM Styling by Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell, and was a departure from the past in terms of styling, with the old upright, V-shaped radiator grille replaced by the horizontal 'egg-crate' grille treatment. Conceived by Art Ross, this design element was brought to Earl's attention by Bill Mitchell, his eventual hand-picked successor. Additional 1941 Cadillac features included the fender-mounted headlamps, and larger taillights that concealed the fuel filler.

Another change for 1941 was the adoption of a single-engine philosophy for 1941 and beyond. Cadillac's L-head V8 engine displaced 346 cubic-inches and with the help of a compression increase raised output to 150 horsepower, and made them capable of 100 mph. It was powerful, smooth, and with nearly-silent operation. The independent front underpinnings offered excellent ride and handling qualities. A wider model range was offered for 1941 Cadillacs along six distinct lines ranging from the entry-level Series 61, which replaced the former LaSalle marque, to the Sixty Special, Series 63 four-door Sedan, the long-wheelbase Series 67, and Fleetwood-bodied Series 75.

The Series 62 was versatile and forward-looking with body styles that included a coupe, touring sedan, convertible coupe, and convertible sedan.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

Related Reading : Cadillac Series 62 History

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....
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1941 Vehicle Profiles

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Landmark Styling on a Rare Convertible Coupe....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

1941 was a banner year for Cadillac with nineteen different models to offer, in six series. All of the series received new styling that set a pattern for Cadillac for years to come. They were available with Hydro-Matic transmissions for the first t....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Cadillac Motor Car Company, of Detroit, MI, first produced cars in 1903. In 1915 Cadillac introduced the V-8 engine which has continued through to present day. The 346 cubic-inch engine was noted for its durability and used in tank engines during W....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

The Depression was coming to a close as the US produced war materials for the rest of the world.....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

With the 1941 Cadillac, Harley Earl unquestionably established Cadillac as the American style leader. The bold and fresh styling made the 1941 a standout from its first showing. The smoothly sculpted body sparkled with chrome accents that enhanced ....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

The Cadillac Series 62 had an independent front suspension with coil springs and semi-elliptic rear leaf springs. The 129-inch wheelbase used a channel-section X-frame setup. In the front was Cadillac's wide egg crate grille with outboard mounted h....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

1941 was considered a banner year for Cadillac. Styling was all-new, 19 different models were available, the first automatic transmission was offered and sales set records at over 66,000 cars. This was also the last year GM produced a convertible sed....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 58353088

The Cadillac Series 62 was introduced in 1941 and was available in a variety of body styles. This convertible has been given a comprehensive restoration which has earned it an AACA national Senior Award and a CCCA badge. The car is painted Ocean Blue....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Lead by the design genius of Bill Mitchell, 1941 was a record year for Cadillac, with sales topping 66,000 units. The two passenger convertible coupes accounted for 3,100 of those units. The 4,035 pound vehicles were powered by Cadillac's 150 horsepo....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8346299

For 1941, Cadillac gave their Series 62 models a new and distinctive egg crate grille. They were given an enclosed horizontal valance that enclosed the space between the body and the front bumper. Another change was the front fender wind-split crease....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

With the Great Depression still exerting its grip on the economy and the prospect of war looking increasingly inevitable, America was understandably apprehensive in 1941. Nevertheless, the model year was Cadillac's best ever. Sales approached 60,000 ....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: N31309034

Cadillac concentrated on a single line of V8 engines for 1941 and removed both the lower-priced LaSalle and the super-luxury V16. 1941 was also the final year in which an open four-door convertible sedan model was offered, now with vacuum-assisted t....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8362735

The 1941 Cadillac Convertible coupe is one of the most desired Cadillac's ever built; few of the 3,100 manufactured remain today. Buyers at the time would walk right by a Rolls-Royce or Mercedes-Benz - or a Packard - if they could have a Cadillac in....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher

1941 was the first year Cadillac offered the fully automatic transmission-Hydramatic. Cadillac led the General Motors line with a horizontal front grill motief.....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

There had never been am American car like the 1941 Cadillac. Its smooth streamlined styling was both austere and audacious at the same time. Stylist Art Ross is credited with the car's broadly rectangular 'egg-crate' grille that has helped define t....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8349275

This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 two-door Coupe is painted in two-tone grey complemented by bright-work and a set of period correct wide whitewall tires mounted on painted steel wheels with chrome-plated hubcaps and trim rings. The interior dash has a w....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Touring Sedan
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8341103
Engine Num: 203

This Five-Passenger Touring Sedan has been heavily optioned with dual spotlights, wide whitewalls, wheel trim rings, accessory bumper guards, fender skirts, a dashboard radio, and a fresh-air hot-water heater. It has a three-speed manual transmission....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Fisher

This 1941 Cadillac Series 6227 Coupe is one of 1,985 of this series produced. It had an initial base price of $1,420 and wears a body by Fischer. Cadillac production in 1941 reflected a fresh design over the entire automobile line. Several 'firsts' w....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Engine Num: 8345201

This Convertible Coupe wears an older restoration that is finished in black with a red leather interior. The car is equipped with the Hydra-Matic, in its first year of offering, as well as an AM radio and power top. The engine is a 90-degree L-head V....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Engine Num: 8348371

This Series 62 Convertible Coupe wears an older professional restoration that was finished in burgundy with matching leather interior. It has a correct tan Haartz cloth top, a three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, Hotchkiss semi-floating re....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8345581

This 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan came into the care of its current owner in 2007 from its longtime owner in Texas, who completed a frame-off restoration in 2000. After the work was completed, it won an AACA Senior First Prize. It is equ....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Engine Num: 8355610

Thomas F. Derro acquired this Convertible Coupe in April of 2002. It left the factory finished in black with a red leather interior. Options included blackwall tires, running boards, wheel discs, radio with aerial, and an automatic heater. The car wa....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

This Cadillac Convertible Sedan has been given a 12 year restoration. It is powered by a 346 cubic-inch 8-cylinder engine offering 150 horsepower.....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

The 1940-41 Cadillacs, designed by Harley Earl, represent a pinnacle period for the Cadillac Motor Division. Subtle styling changes marked the 1941 model year, with a new lower one-piece hood and side panels. The rectangular grille was wider and bulg....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Engine Num: 8344152

This Cadillac is one of 3,100 Series 62 Convertible Coupes built. It was finished in the two-tone color scheme of Crystal Blue Metallic over Oceano Blue Metallic, with blue leather interior and grey top. It had wheel discs, blackwall tires, license p....[continue reading]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Sedan Deluxe
Coachwork: Fisher

Chassis Num: 8341936
Engine Num: 5369247

Cadillac introduced the Series 62 in 1941 and they were powered by a 346 cubic-inch L-head engine fitted with a Stromberg carburetor helping to develop 150 horsepower at 3,400 RPM. The engine was backed by a three-speed manual or four-speed automatic....[continue reading]

Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: 58353088 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: 8346299 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: N31309034 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: 8362735 
Coupe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Coupe by Fisher
Chassis #: 8349275 
Touring Sedan by Fisher
Chassis #: 8341103 
Coupe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: 8345581 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Coupe Deluxe by Fisher
 
Convertible Sedan Deluxe by Fisher
Chassis #: 8341936 

  • A new, bolder grille.
  • Front fenders were extended into the doors
  • Headlights were fully integrated into the front fenders
  • Horizontal-theme grille stretched from side to side.
  • Improved brakes
  • New fresh-air heating and ventilating system was introduced, ducted from the grille rather than a cowl-top ventilator.
  • New instrument panels
  • New styling.
  • Self-shifting Hydra-Matic transmission
  • Recent Vehicle Additions

    Performance and Specification Comparison

    Price Comparison

    1941 Series 62
    $1,970-$11,205
    1941 Cadillac Series 62 Price Range: $1,425 - $1,970

    Model Year Production

    #1#2#3Cadillac
    1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)29,214
    1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)16,511
    1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)66,169
    1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)12,984
    1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)
    1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)
    1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)14,164
    1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)12,913

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