This Caddie impresses without trying hard at all.
Always cool to see, a car like this 1941 Cadillac Series 61 Sedanette promises to turn heads. It’s available to buy, presenting you with the opportunity to add an undeniably stylish vehicle to your collection. It’s also a fun cruiser, thanks to a 346ci L-head V8 with 150-horsepower on tap.
Famous coachbuilder Fisher was tapped by Cadillac to create the body for this Series 61, resulting in its dramatically stylish appearance. The sedanette style means it looks from a distance like it should be a sedan, when in fact this Caddie is a fastback coupe. The yellow paint appears to be even, while the body panels themselves are free of any signs of damage, plus they fit well. Chrome has been either recently applied to the various trim pieces, or the car has been highly cared for since the last application.
Character-rich details abound on this vehicle. For example, the flying lady hood ornament, which is in fantastic condition, combines with the large Cadillac crest just above the front fascia. A windshield brow adds a period-correct detail and even has a chrome strip running down the middle. Large hood vents close to the fenders, wide whitewall tires, and a driver-side spotlight add even more interest.
While period-correct, the brown interior has obviously gone through a nice restoration at some point. The carpeting and cloth upholstery on the front and rear bench seats looks fresh, with zero signs of excessive wear. All the factory gauges and switches are present in the dash, which has been painted brown. Even the chrome bezels and trim, including on the white steering wheel, appears to be next to flawless. A small Fisher plaque has been attached to the side of the bottom cushion on the front passenger seat.
Back in 1939 Cadillac introduced the Series 61, which replaced the 60/65 in the lineup, with the exception of the Sixty Special. Funny enough, in 1940 the Series 62 replaced the Series 61, but the 61 returned once more for the 1941 model year. While production ceased from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II, it resumed immediately after and continued all the way through 1951.
Classic Cadillacs are always a great addition to any car meetup or collection. If you would like to add this one to your garage, contact Vintage Car Collector.