GTP Cool Wall: 1948-1953 Cadillac Series 62

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1948-1953 Cadillac Series 62


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1,012
United States
United States
Poll 1330: 1948-1953 Cadillac Series 62 nominated by Snikle
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Body Style: 4dr sedan, 2dr coupe, 2dr hardtop, 2dr convertible
Engine: 5.7L Monobloc V8 (1948 only), 5.4L OHV V8 ('49-'53)
Power: 150 hp (1948), 160 hp ('49-'51), 190 hp ('52-'53)
Torque: 311 lb-ft
Weight: 2000-2300 kg
Transmission: 3-speed manual, 4-speed auto
Drivetrain: FR
Country: USA
Additional Information: Designed by Harley Earl - Known as the first car to sport tailfins, which all but defined American car design for the next decade - Along with the Buick Roadmaster Riviera and the Oldsmobile 98, this was among the first pillarless hartop coupes ever produced - Only about 10% of Cadillacs by this time were ordered with the manual transmission
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1,012
United States
United States
Easy SZ here, these were really nice cars in their time and remain as such today. I especially like that teal color they came in (I assume, unless its custom paint, but either way its pretty). The first picture in the spoiler is one I took at a Concours a few years ago. Very beautiful car, especially in person. It was probably more fun watching the Tucker that was next to it roll by, with that rumble coming from the back and that headlight turning witht he wheels, but the caddy had a more striking presence from the color alone (The Tucker was a regular forest green).
 

JohnBM01

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JMarine25
Never am I crazy about any Cadillac. I do, however, have a lot of love for this handsome car. So tab me for Sub-Zero. I could go for a strong "Cool," but that would be a bit of disrespect to me on this car.
 
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New Zealand
New Zealand
If it was just the Sedanette it would be an easy SZ. However the other variants take it down a bit. Overall Cool.
 
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United States
Grand Rapids,MI
HaydenFan69
The chrome! Just look at it. It's not hard to spot. Half the car is covered in it. A hood ornament that fits perfectly. The tail fins that are oh-so subtle. This is the epitome of American cool. Sub Zero.