Big Drop Top: 1942 Cadillac 62 Convertible

1942 Cadillac 62 Convertible

I can only imagine how important you would feel riding around in this big convertible Cadillac! You’d have to feel like a VIP every time you put the top down to just go out for a cruise, well at least you would if the car was in perfect condition. This one is in need of everything, but it is 1 of only 12 still known to exist, so surely someone will save it. I hope someone takes pity on this incredible Cadillac. If that person is you, you can find it here on eBay in Salem, Oregon with bidding already to $20,177. So have any of you ever had the chance to ride in a 62 Series Convertible?

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Comments

  1. PaulG

    This car is a prime example of:
    1. HOW does a car like this get into this condition?
    2. Where does the seller get the info “1 of 12 known to exist”?
    3. Even if this car was given to you, could you restore it and break even…?
    That said, a really cool Caddy!

  2. Eric

    Hopefully parts from other Cadillacs fit this… you ain’t walking into O’Reilly for parts 42 was the last year before the war… I see why they only made a handful

    • Barry T

      Actually the war began for the U.S. when war was declared on Dec. 8th 1941.

      • Woodie Man

        Damn it I hit report…didnt mean too. Apologies. Meant to give you an LOL on the date the war began……..some folks werent paying attention in school…..or mistyped the year :)

  3. Rob

    Yeppers, would look like this stunning beauty, i.e once megabucks are invested into a restoration.. tho unfortunately, even at my age, ’tis still too rich for my blood, sigh* :(

  4. DRV

    This is an important classic being a ’42 and all…the missing trim will be tough to get..

  5. Van

    My question would be. How little could I do to make this drivable?
    Yes it’s worth restoring, but as I don’t have the money or the time and I really like it.
    Clean, buff, tinker, change fluids and go.
    I know good luck with that one.

  6. MikeH

    For me, the 41-49 Cadillacs are the least inspiring antique Cadillacs made. I never cared for that shape, or any of the GM cars of that era, for that matter.

  7. erikj

    its all about the tims back then. car markers had little to work with because of the war but they could still do this for a shortime the government needed all the metal to crash. I love it for making it though the era. just me and I was not born till 1960

  8. Barry T

    Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th On December 8, 1941, the United States Congress declared war (Public Law 77-328, 55 STAT 795) on the Empire of Japan in response to that country’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor the prior day. It was formulated an hour after the Infamy Speech of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  9. Jon Yinger

    1942 Cadillac convertible

    Still for sale?

    Jon Yinger jyinger1@gmail.com

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