In 1940 the Cadillac Series 62 replaced the Series 61 as the entry level model in the Cadillac line up.
Sales of 5903 torpedo bodied ’40 Series 62 models accounted for 45% of Cadillac sales.
For 1941 the Series 62 received a dramatic face lift gone was the rounded vertical grill and in came the the horizontal rectangular grill into which parking lights were incorporated.
The headights which were mounted on the wings / fenders of the ’40 Series 62 were integrated into the wings / fenders of the ’41 Series ’62.
A single rectangular louvre on the side of the bonnet / hood replaced the twin louvre’s of the older model giving the vehicle a fresher and smarter appearance.
The ’40/’41 Fisher body cars shared the same platform as the Buick Roadmaster/Super, Oldsmobile Series 90 an Pontiac Torpedo but had a 5 inch wider cabin space because the body was taken out to where the running boards were on the Buick, Olds and Pontiac models.
The 5 inches of extra width meant that the Series 62 could seat three up front and three more in the back.
All ’41 Cadillacs shared the same 5.7 litre / 346 cui L head V8 which produced 150 hp.
Sales of the ’41 more than quadrupled the previous years numbers to 24,734 which accounted for 37% of Cadillacs 62,290 sales just 7,000 short of premium market leader Packard.
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