When purchasing a car, one always looks at reviews and thoughts of automotive journalists. The popular automotive magazine Motor Trend indeed comes to mind when evaluating a vehicle. Chances are, if the car you are searching for is the Motor Trend’s Car Of The Year, it’s definitely something. The Cadillac Series 62 was their first-ever Car Of The Year. Present here in all its glory is a beautiful example of a 1949 Cadillac Series 62. Located in California and with a reported 42,000 miles on the clock, which is said to be the car's original mileage by the current owner. This Cadillac boasts originality and is one car that's undoubtedly set to rise in value in a few years and, better yet a classic that you can enjoy as well.
The Cadillac Series 62 had to represent the golden years to come after the war. Its long swooping Forties body lines would look appropriate way ahead of its time. This 1949 Cadillac Series 62 is finished off in a black exterior. The vehicle rides on a set of factory hubcaps which are wrapped around a set of whitewall tires. Pop the boot, and you will also find the 5th whitewall tire with the original hubcap in place. Like the car's exterior, the gray interior is in original condition, with all its components intact and looking shiny and new. The current owner reports that the driver's seat has been recently upholstered.
The post-WWII period was difficult, and manufacturers had a tough time perfecting a vehicle fit for civilians after focusing much of their energies on military machinery. Cadillac, however, had pushed the industry forward with their all-new overhead valve V8 engine. This 1949 Cadillac Series 62 sports that iconic 5.7 L V8 engine in all its glory. While robust for its time, the engine was renowned worldwide for being smooth and quiet with the folks over at Motor Trend baffled as to how quiet the engine was. Power is sent to the car's rear wheels through a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic gearbox.
Car Location: California 1949 MY Cadillac Series 62 Only 42,000 original miles Drivers seat recently re-upholstered Car is in original condition
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