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1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe [6267D]

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible [6267D] in Farewell, My Lovely, Movie, 1975 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: US

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe [6267D]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

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wrenchhead US

2006-03-05 21:34

[Image: 4sedanconvertible4b3starsfarew.8269.jpg]

DAF555 SE

2006-03-05 21:50

1941 Cadillac?

BeanBandit FI

2006-03-05 23:09

With those chrome stripes and all, I'd say yes. Series 62 Convertible, if I'm correct.

mrcadillac SX

2006-03-06 00:12

Agreed: 1942 Cadillac "Series 62" convertible coupe. 100% sure.
BTW, the chrome fender strips, front and rear, actually made it through to 1942 ...but only on the "Series 75" models.

Junkman UK

2006-03-06 00:26

How can that be? Civilian car production in the US ceased Feruary 1942 in favour of the war effort, making it an abbreviated model year. Civilian car production did not resume in the US until the 1946 model year. Plus, late 1942 models (from Nov. 1941 onwards) had governmrnt mandated painted 'chrome' pieces, because chrome became rationed to the military industry at that time. Only bumpers were to remain chromed, all other trim had to be painted. This is why most 1942 models have grey painted chrome parts.


-- Last edit: 2010-01-29 01:43:58 (chicomarx)

mrcadillac SX

2006-03-06 01:09

Junkman: Before civilian car production was halted, as you said correctly in Feb. 1942, total production already had reached 16,511 units, including 1942 models built in the last three months of 1941 (production of the 1942 models had begun on October 1, 1941).

You refer correctly to the "black out" cars that were built AFTER the "Passenger Car Limitation Order No. L-2b" of October 24, 1941, was issued by the War Production Board. That government order banned all bright work [including bumpers] on the last cars produced in late 1941 and the few that were built in 1942.

Cadillac identified these cars as the "42-B" series". Although their serial numbers are in a separate category from the "chromed" cars (the latter known as the "42-A" series), still they continue on in the same numerical range.

BTW, I owned a 1942 Fleetwood style 7519F formal sedan for 5 passengers that left the factory in November 1941. Only 65 of these were built. Luckily, mine had still all the chrome parts.

Junkman UK

2006-03-06 02:08

Thanks for setting this straight. This always has been an issue that confused the hell out of me. I do realize that all 42 'black-out-cars' must be highly collectible today, since so few were built.


-- Last edit: 2010-01-29 01:43:45 (chicomarx)

mrcadillac SX

2006-03-06 07:38

Sorry, "antp"; sorry, "junkman". I made a typing error in my FIST comment; the convertible is from 1941, NOT from 1942. If you read to the end of the sentence, you will see that the fender strips only were featured on the "Series 75" models in 1942, not on the "Series 62" cars. The remainder of my comments about Cadillacs of 1942 still stand.

antp BE

2006-03-06 11:42

OK, no problem :) Thanks for the details infos as usual, by the way ;)

chicomarx BE

2010-01-29 00:04

[Image: Farewell8c.jpg] [Image: Farewell8b.jpg] [Image: Farewell8d.jpg] [Image: Farewell8e.jpg]

The fairy's car. Marlowe: "This car sticks out like spats at an Iowa picnic."

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