Cadillacs were truly the envy of the elite when this 1948 Series 62 sedan was built. It was the first of the post-war Caddy cruisers. And this one celebrates that history by remaining quite authentic from the sofa-like interior to the V8 under the hood.
Cadillacs of this era are a true exercise in style. Everything from the goddess on the hood to the gas cap hidden behind a flip-up tail light is designed to make every other driver jealous. This example likes to celebrate the classic style as much as possible by remaining as stock as it can. The bumpers, trim, emblems, bezels, fender skirts, wheel covers, and more are all clean and complete. They all have a well-aged look, but because the body looks so sharp and well-respected, the overall impression is just a well-earned charm. One part that is not original is the paint. It was given a respray later in life. The color stays in the GM family with a later hue known as Stealth Gray. It has the right sophisticated tone you want in a Cadillac and the overall aged-in style that goes well with this classic.
The tan and brown interior has a highly authentic and original style. The two wide rows of cloth seating have a sofa-like comfort, especially in the rear where the armrests and legroom make this quite inviting. You will find areas for improvement if you’re looking for a perfect classic, but really, the appeal here is a level of originality right down to the AM radio that’s still there for display. You’ll love slipping behind the steering wheel where everything feels like a time capsule. The exception is the modern temp gauge under the dash, which is what you want when your classic is also a true cruiser.
Power comes from Cadillac’s famous 346 cubic-inch flathead V8 – this was the motor they created for such durable use that it was also a favorite for tanks in World War II. This period-correct motor looks exceptionally honest in the engine bay, so there is some talk of it being original. Even better is just how reliable and strong the V8 runs. This is a torque-filled motor that knows how to pull this Caddy around with ease. Plus, the automatic transmission, soft suspension, and modern Kumho touring tires really help keep this luxury floating down the road.
Here’s a truly cool classic cruiser with plenty of respect for its history. And the value price lets you fully enjoy this Caddy with ease. Call today!
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States