331/160 HP OHC V-8 engine
Hydraulic valve lifters
Carter WCD 2-barrel carburetor
Front coil springs
Semi-elliptic rear leaf springs
Deep Blue with Light Blue top
Fender stone shields
Wide Whitewall tires
Full size wheel covers
In 1940, General Motors introduced the new Cadillac Series 62 line of cars as an entry-level replacement for the Series 65. Designed by the legendary Harley Earl, the Series 62 was based on a new C-body platform, which was shared with the Buick Roadmaster and Super, the Oldsmobile Series 90 and the Pontiac Torpedo. Lower and sleeker than its predecessors—with a more slanted windshield, curved rear window and an absence of running boards—the Series 62 was a much more modern-looking offering.
Available in a host of V-8-powered body styles including two- and four-door coupes, sedans and convertibles, the new Series 62 constituted 45 percent of Cadillac’s total sales in 1940. In 1948, Cadillac introduced a third generation of the Series 62, which saw the first additions of tail fins to the line, but the following year, the Series 62 received Cadillac’s new 331 CI overhead-valve V-8 engine that produced 160 HP and a new, luxury trimmed, pillarless Coupe Deville variant.
The Coupe Deville was the first car to ever be named “Motor Trend Car of the Year.” The example on offer is a 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Deville finished in deep blue with a light blue hardtop. The recipient of a professional restoration, this stunning Coupe Deville features a meticulously detailed 331 CI OHV V-8 engine—with hydraulically operated valve springs—that is mated to a 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
A luxurious ride is ensured by the use of coil-spring suspension in the front and semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear, while the Coupe Deville’s sense of luxury is carried into the cabin with use of two-tone blue and gray leather-covered bench seats and door panels, as well as the early use of power-operated windows. Other notable features include fender stone shields, the Goddess hood mascot, full-size wheel covers and wide whitewall tires.
- Body TypesCoupe
- Exterior ColourDeep Blue & Light Blue
- Number of doors2
- Interior Colour
- Year of manufacture1949