1947 Cadillac Series 62 SedanetteSOLD
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Estimate: $90,000-$110,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $51,700

Specifications: 180hp 425 cu. in. 1977-79 Cadillac V8 engine. GM Turbo Hydra Matic (THM) 400 automatic transmission. Wheelbase: 129"

This 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette departs from usual General Motors styling of the Forties, with its sleek, fastback silhouette unbroken by the trunk hump of GM ’ s torpedo bodies. Bill Mitchell inaugurated the torpedo body with its coupe-like rear treatment and extended front fenders on his 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special (60S Series) pace-setter design that GM successfully expanded to its 1940 and later models.

Streamlined Cadillac Sedanettes on the other hand could trace their heritage to the highly acclaimed Cadillac Aerodynamic Coupe prepared for the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress world ’ s fair. In its day, a Cadillac Sedanette, along with the Series 62 convertible, would have been considered the sporty, trendy Cadillac models to drive.

Series 62 Cadillacs were the high-volume, middle of-the-line for GM ’ s luxury brand. Sixty-twos were mounted on a 129-inch wheelbase, three inches longer than Series 61 cars and four less than the upscale Series 60S. Cadillac 62s also utilized the roomier GM “ C body ” shared with Buick Super and Roadmaster and Olds 98 models of the period.

Overall length of the Series 62 was 220 inches, five more than the 61 series and four less than the top-of-the line Fleetwood Sixty Special. In those years, Cadillac also offered the Series 75 Fleetwood limousines for up to nine passengers on an extended 136-inch wheelbase. But 1947 was the last year of a three-model-year run started with 1942 models in which Cadillac Series 61 and 62 coupes were offered on different wheelbases and bodies. Cadillac reported building 7,245 Series 62 Sedanette coupes for 1947, the third most popular model after Series 62 and 60s four-door sedans.

The retrofitting of this classic postwar coupe maintained the original beauty of its restored body and interior while thoroughly and professionally upgrading the mechanicals. Besides later-model Cadillac engine and GM automatic transmission, this 1947 model now includes features virtually unheard of at its birth, including front disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, cruise control, radial tires and a Kenwood sound system. This gentleman ’ s cruiser recently passed a National Street Rod Association (NSRA) safety inspection.

Reference Number 11570

as of 7/23/2007

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Car 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette
VIN 8459515 
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