Luxurious 1940 Cadillac Series 62 convertible is CCCA-approved classic

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Art Deco design flourishes show beautifully on the restored Cadillac

While we generally think of Cadillac Series 62 luxury cars as being grandly distinctive products of the 1950s and ’60s, the model actually began in 1940-41, but then was interrupted by the WWII. It continued after the war through 1964.

The Pick of the Day is from the first year of the iconic model, a 1940 Cadillac Series 62 4-door convertible in apparently immaculate restored condition.

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“This convertible sedan is very presentable with an excellent frame-on restoration,” according to the Solon, Ohio, dealer advertising the Caddy on ClassicCars.com.  “All door gaps, including hood and trunk, fit as they should.  The glove-soft leather interior is in beautiful condition, and the art deco dash is near-perfect.   All the gauges are clear and work well, as do the correct heater and the radio.

“The striking green exterior with black top and tan interior makes this classic one of the most beautiful Cadillacs of this era.”

The convertible comes out of an estate with only 14,285 miles on the odometer, the seller notes.   It was totally restored 8 years ago, the seller adds, but looks like it was completed yesterday. 

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“Since it was only produced in 1940 and 1941, the Series 62 four-door convertible is a highly desirable find,” the seller says.  “The engine is a 346 cubic inch (5.7 L) Monobloc V8 with a 3-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission.”

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The Cadillac is in perfect running condition, the ad says.

“It successfully completed the 2019 New York CCCA Caravan in Saratoga Springs with no issues and ran flawlessly all day at 65 mph,” seller notes.  “It’s the perfect convertible sedan for your next CCCA tour.”

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Speaking of which, the 1940 Cadillac Series 62 is listed as an “approved classic” by the Classic Car Club of America, which means the next owner can participate in the drives, shows, gatherings and comradery offered by this large and active group of enthusiasts. 

The asking price for this rare model is $62,900.

 To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. Since it’s restoration 8 years ago, how much has the car been driven and maintained or has it just been sitting? It is Beautiful.

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