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Pick of the Day: Customized 1941 Cadillac Series 62 coupe

Classy custom Caddy not only shows but goes with 502cid crate-engine power

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The Pick of the Day is a customized 1941 Cadillac Series 62 coupe being advertised by a dealer in St. Louis, Missouri. 

“This car has been tastefully built with the right running gear, and fantastically maintained Series 62 are some of the most popular classic Cadillacs,” the dealer reports in the Caddy’s ClassicCars.com advertisement. 

“This ride was shot in a fantastic 2-tone gray-and-white paint job that catches eyes while cruising. The burgundy interior was tastefully done and has upgrades where it matters. The pinstriping is bright and compliments the exterior nicely.”

Customized 1941 Cadillac Series 62 coupe

Indeed, based on the photographs that are part of the ad, this car will draw attention, both for its exterior and interior, and that includes the interior beneath the hood.

“Many classics get a bad reputation for handling, but this 1941 Cadillac Series 62 handles like a dream,” the dealer promises. “There are coil over shocks on all four corners and they are dialed in perfectly to give a firm ride in the corners yet stay comfortable over bumps.”

Empowering the classic but customized Caddy is a 502cid crate engine.

Customized 1941 Cadillac Series 62 coupe
Customized 1941 Cadillac Series 62 coupe

“Pop that hood and you will see a fantastically polished and chromed-out crate 502. These ram jet 502 V8s from GM run like hell, and are not shy to make a car like this get up to speed. 

“The 700R4 it is paired to was rebuilt when the engine was put it and shifts nice and strong. Out back is a posi-traction Ford 9″ rear end with 3.55 gears. Gearing setup on this 1941 Cadillac Series 62 is ideal for a strong pull out of a car show, or comfortable cruising on the highway.”

The car has been equipped with air conditioning, power brakes and steering, and “many other great equipment features.”

The odometer shows 10,426 miles, presumable the distance driven since the customization.

The custom Caddy is being offered for sale for $61,000. 

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

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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