– 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Sedan from celebrity ownership
– believed to have been owned by Hollywood diva Hedy Lamarr
– reportedly purchased from Hedy Lamarr estate curator in the late 1990s by previous owner
– an alleged pair of the Hollywood diva’s gloves remains draped over the rear seat
– car has reportedly won awards in the 1980’s
– since then it received a new paint job in the stock Cadillac Sand Rose colour
– engine reportedly reconditioned and over $ 20,000 spent over the last 15 years
– mostly true to original condition, including the original window stickers
– upon arrival in Germany, technical approval and historic plates have been issued
– new set of tyres in 2014
– hardly driven and kept in dry storage over the past 5 years
– a beautiful, award winning pre-war Cadillac and a piece of Hollywood History at the same time
Cadillac’s Series 62 was, when it was launched in 1940, the entry-level full-size luxury car. As a major novelty, it had the sleek torpedo style chassis also known as the C-body, which it shared with various Buick and Oldsmobile models. Shoulder and hip room were significantly greater, in fact the car became a true six-passenger vehicle when the shift lever moved to the steering column. The streamlined, runningboardless design went down extremely well, setting a new sales record for Cadillac.
The customer could choose between 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, and both 2- and 4-door convertibles. Under the long drawn-out hood with its characteristic grille, a 5.7 litre V8 provided ample torque.
Production of the 62 was halted during world war II, then resumed without changes in May 1946. Over the next 18 years, the 62 was frequently modified and equipped with even stronger V8 engines. In 1964, after almost 1,400,000 units sold in total, the 62 was dropped and replaced by the Calais series.