The name "de Ville" is from the French "de la ville" meaning "of the town".
The first Cadillac "Coupe de Ville" was shown during the 1949 Autorama and was built on a Cadillac Sixty Special chassis that featured a dummy air-scoop, chrome trim around the front wheel opening, and a one-piece windshield and rear glass.
The name "de Ville" is from the French "de la ville" meaning "of the town." The Coupe de Ville prototype featured a one-piece curved windshield, a first for GM, a two-way radio/telephone, power windows, power seats, a lipstick holder, a perfume atomizer, and a back-seat secretarial kit for those on-the-road dictation sessions.
The Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville was introduced late in the 1949 model year and was among the first pillar-less hardtop coupes ever produced. It was luxuriously trimmed and came standard with power windows, leather upholstery, and chrome "bows" in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top.
These cars are rare and a highly desirable Milestone cars sharing honors with the '49 Buick Roadmaster Riviera and Olds 98 Holiday as the first "hardtop convertibles."
|Coupe DeVille||2,150||Total Production||2,150|
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||Torque||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|OHV V8||331ci||-||160||312 lb-ft||14.5 sec||-|
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