1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519
Lot 28
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
Registration no. BSK 512 Chassis no. 6424519
£ 22,000 - 28,000
US$ 29,000 - 37,000

Lot Details
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan  Chassis no. 6424519
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan
Registration no. BSK 512
Chassis no. 6424519

* One private owner since importation in 1990
* Automatic transmission
* Offered from a private collection
* Believed genuine 49,000 miles recorded
* Well maintained

Footnotes

  • Founded by Henry Leland and Robert Faulconer, the Cadillac Automobile Company of Detroit, Michigan completed its first car in October 1902, the firm's superior precision manufacturing technology soon establishing it as the foremost builder of quality cars in the USA. Always innovators in automobile technology, the company continues to produce cars recognised everywhere as symbols of wealth and prestige.

    During the 1930s it seemed that almost every year brought with it a landmark advance in the development of Cadillac's long-running V8 engine, which by the decade's end had been rationalised to a single 346ci (5.7-litre, 150bhp) variant, the expensive V12 and V16-engined coachbuilt models having been dropped. The Series 62's beautiful Fisher-built 'Projectile' or 'Torpedo' bodies had first appeared on the 1940 range and featured a revised front-end treatment for '41, establishing a pattern that would last for several years. Only detail changes were made in the immediately post-war years before the range was comprehensively restyled for 1948, emerging with Harley Earl's Lockheed P38-inspired tail fins for the first time. With 150 horsepower on tap, the Series 61s and 62s had a decent turn of speed, while the chassis was considered remarkable for its manoeuvrability.

    Dating from the last year of 'fin-less' Cadillac production, this un-restored Series 62 Sedan was imported into the UK in 1990 and has had only one previous owner in this country (the importer). The car was delivered new on 23rd May 1947 to William P Zinn of Columbus, Ohio and on 27th December 1962 was sold to the Scio Pottery Companies Museum in Scio, Ohio. The car's original identity plaque is still in place.

    Acquired by the current owner in 1990, the Cadillac has formed part a private collection in Kent for the last 28 years, seeing little use. It benefits from a recent service - new tyres, new heavy-duty 6-volt battery, etc - and comes with MoT to March 2019. The car is presented in generally very good condition, its engine running well. Accompanying documentation consists of various invoices, the old-style V5 from 1990, and a V5C Registration Certificate.
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