1941 Cadillac Touring Sedan
1941 Cadillac Touring Sedan
There's nothing like assuming the helm of a mid-century Cadillac, a car from an era when General Motors was at the tip top of its game in terms of design, engineering and performance. Unfortunately, top-notch vintage Cadillacs that are ready to drive AND show are becoming increasingly hard to find. Then Bill Mitchell pulled another rabbit out of the hat with his 1941 Sixty Special design, judged by some as Cadillac's all-time best. Featuring a fastback design which would be copied by many, including Bentley, among other features that would survive through the 40's and become signature to a Cadillac.
An exceptionally solid survivor, this is the perfect car for any enthusiast who wants to ooze old school swagger and likes the color blue.
Styling was heavily emphasized for '41, and the new Cadillacs emerged looking quite distinctive. The prow-nose motif of the Thirties was gone, replaced by a blunter and more massive frontal design that was highlighted by a dramatic horizontal egg crate grille -- a theme that has been continued to this day. That, plus the coffin-nose-style hood (evidence of the industry-wide effect of Cord styling), and the headlights integrated into the broader fenders, separated it from all Cadillacs that had gone before. Meanwhile, a three-piece front bumper guard (one horizontal) provided a cove to protect the license plate. This car sports round emblems with a "V" in their center, in place of the optional fog lights. At the rear, fenders show squarer, the left taillight hides the gas-filler cap, and twin vertical bars divide the rear window into three segments. Three horizontal chrome "speed stripes" on the front and rear fenders of this model, help promote the theory of movement while standing still. All these steel panels have been painted in a lighter blue respray, a bit different from the darker blue original to this car.
An expansive Art Deco style bench seat stretches from door panel to door panel and is covered in tan cloth with a vertical tufted insert. A restored wood grained dash, with plenty of chrome covers the area. A new steering wheel is installed, and carpeting, somewhat dirty, covers the floors. Across the back is a spacious rear bench with plenty of legroom, and obligatory ashtrays, and hold on bar for when the chauffeur gets a bit feisty on the back roads, and you do not want to spill your Manhattan. Headliner is in very nice condition.
A V8 is under the hood, and an automatic transmission is attached.
Some invasive rust is seen around the doors near the bottoms of each door, and slight surface rust is noted on the underside. The frame is strong and stable and is very “beefy” for lack of a better word, but bottom line this car rides like a dream with that large sound undercarriage built like a brick...well you know!
Extensive notes on each repair since the consigner obtained this car will come with it. Consider it an ongoing restoration, diligently realizing a problem then going ahead and fixing it, and this has been the mantra since 2007!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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