1947 Cadillac 2 Door Series 62 Convertible

1947 Cadillac 2 Door Series 62 Convertible


Pent-up demand after World War II meant that automakers could sell nearly any vehicle they were able to produce. Fortunately for Cadillac, its pre-war efforts were so ahead of their time that when domestic auto production resumed after the war, its cars still felt fresh and exciting.

  • YEAR & MAKE - 1947 Cadillac
  • SERIES - 47-62
  • BODY TYPE - 2 Door, 5 Passenger Convertible Coupe
  • BODY BY - Fleetwood
  • # CYLS. - V8
  • TRANSMISSION TYPE & NUMBER - Automatic, Hydromatic, RWD
  • WEIGHT - 4,455 lbs
  • HP - 150
  • C.I.D. - 346
  • WHEELBASE - 129″
  • PRICE NEW - $2,902
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Stately and dignified best describes the Series 62 Convertible Coupe. The car was largely carryover from prewar1942 models except for minor trim and detail changes; most notably the grille which had four layers of rectangles rather than the five of the 1946 model. Nearly 92 percent of all Cadillacs came equipped with Hydra-Matic automatic transmissions, including this example. Leather trimmed interiors and Hydro-Lectric window lifts were standard. Cadillac introduced “sombrero” wheel covers (named for their likeness to the Mexican hat of the same name) which became a Cadillac trademark well in to the 1950s.

Like all manufacturers, Cadillac struggled to meet the pent-up demand of a public hungry for new cars and pressed their existing designs into service until all-new models were ready. In fact, Cadillac ended the model year with 96,000 unfilled orders and outsold Packard for only the second time in history. After 1950 Cadillac gained permanent sales superiority over Packard and became America’s luxury leader for decades to come. Cadillac built a total of 6,755 Series 62 Convertibles for 1947. An all-new Cadillac would arrive in 1948 with a most startling styling innovation which established Cadillac’s product identity for years to come – tail fins!