Engine: 8 - Cyl.
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Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
1 OF ONLY 1,9OO COUPE MODELS BUILT OUT OF 24,726 SERIES 62 MODELS IN '41 & IT IS A CUSTOM BUILT IN THE LATE 40's!!
Only $25,000 obo Possible Trades Welcome
I can email photos of it in bare metal and it's build process. I have included some photos of it Photoshopped with a chopped top.
I was originally planning on chopping the top and air bagging it, yet decided to preserve it to it's original glory. That of painting it black, recreating the interior and not doing any other modifications. But that was just a decision I decided to make after thinking it over more, seeings how it is not everyday you find an early custom.
I just had it soda blasted to bare metal and had the bodywork done. The body is very nice and straight but not paint ready yet. It then had a sealer applied followed by high build primer, blocking, high build and blocking several times. The front floors had some rot so new boards were replaced yet they were only fit and tacked in. I also found a rot area in the trunk about the size of your fist. The car sits really low, and rides great!
The engine has been rebuilt and the car drives well except it occasionally pops out of second gear so the transmission might need rebuilt or the linkage adjusted. However based on the many cars I've owned it probably just needs to have the linkage tightened up or shimmed/sleeved.
It was originally built in the late 40's by a Detroit local legend, Colorado Lass. It has had the front bumper from a 47 Cad adapted and it has had the rear fenders and bumper from a 49 Cad grafted in.
Pretty impressive, considering very few people could even afford a Cadillac, much less cut up two to make one.
A bit of history on the 1941 Cadillac:
Only 1,900 of these 1941 Series Sixty Two Coupe Deluxe models were made out of 24,726 Series 62 models for this year and are now extremely rare.
This was one of the sweetest rides you could by in 1941. Imagine the looks back in the day, to drive a sporty luxury coupe and these prestigious Cadillac Coupe Deluxe models were all of that and more. In 1940, Cadillac released a new line, the Series 62, which replaced 1939's Series 61. It was referred to as the 'Torpedo Body' and was the last full year of production before the Second World War in 1941 saw sweeping changes and a major expansion of Cadillac's line. After 1940, the LeSalle was discontinued and the legendary V16 engine was gone, all models now used the same 346 cu in V8 introduced in 1936 although improved with a power boost and which was now rated at 150 bhp. The '41 Cadillac's introduced the rectangular egg-crate grille that would become the marque's trademark and the hood ornament goddess was new and served as a hood-release handle. The fastback 2 door sedan models were reminiscent of the aerodynamic coupes of the 1930's and were called simply coupes and came in either standard or deluxe trim versions.
You will be hard pressed to find anyone to dispute that the 1941 Cadillac is one of the most elegant automobiles ever to roll off the GM assembly line. More than 60 years later they are one of the few such models still as attractive today as they were to buyers when new.
Moving this coupe is its original 346 cu in Flathead V8 with only less than 1500 miles on this rebuilt motor mated to its original standard column shift 3 speed manual transmission which featured synchronized second and third gears. This car is an all steel car.
Please keep in mind that only some 1,900 of these rare Coupe Deluxe beauties (Style 6227D) were built in 1941, the last full year of production before the war, making these particular cars extremely collectible and prized amongst Cadillac enthusiasts.
This is one very desirable pre-war classic car for any classic American car enthusiast or collector to add to his collection, a very honest and unabused example of a 1941 Cadillac Coupe Deluxe and a sure-fire investment that's sure to appreciate over the years for any classic American car collector, Lead Sled / Kustom Car aficionado, Hot Rod builder or Cadillac enthusiast!
I've enjoyed cruising this car as well as the preservation/restoration process. Anyone who has built a car understands the great amount of effort and monetary expenses, along with the fact that you will not have any guarantee in receiving full compensation invested when you sell a project. My loss is your gain.