Purchased by Nathan Clark in 1951
1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
Chassis no. 496208006
In 1949, Cadillacs were still very much Cadillacs. The division had its own brand new overhead-valve engine, its own identity, and a clientele that thought of its products as the very best. It didn't matter much that the body designs differed only in detail from the '48s. These were America's best and there was that silky V-8 under the imposing hood.
While the 331cid overhead-valve engine produced only moderate power, with an output quoted at 160 horsepower, it was incredibly smooth, had gobs of torque, and was only at the very beginning of its development potential. Frequently mated to the optional ($174) Hydra-matic automatic transmission, the '49s were effortless cruisers and conveyed an image of success and discerning taste.
Nathan Clark acquired his Series 62 as only a barely used car on July 3rd, 1951 from a Wilmington, Delaware Cadillac dealer. Fitted with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, radio, and heater, the original invoice shows he paid $2,695just $55 less than he paid for his Aston Martin
two decades later that is also featured herein. Used as a regular driver when in town at his farm in Pennsylvania just north of Newark, Delaware, the Caddy was eventually laid up in the 1960s when visits became more and more infrequent. With 60,811 miles showing on the odometer, the panel fit and finish is indicative of a carefully used and maintained vehicle, but the interior could use a thoroughly cleaning.
Out of the space in which it has rested since before man went to the moon, it is an excellent candidate for refurbishment, this sleeping beauty is ready for her day in the sun again.Without reserve
- Please note that the title for this vehicle is in transit.