The Auburn Auction

Lot 48
1941 Cadillac Series 63 Six-Window Sedan

Selling on Saturday Evening

1941 Cadillac  Series 63 Six-Window Sedan
Body by Fisher

CHASSIS NO: 7344921

• Scored 96 points in CCCA preservation judging
• Excellent unrestored 'survivor' condition
• Two-year-only model for Cadillac; Only model available in the 63 Series

346 cid V-8 engine with 150 HP, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, independent with coil spring front suspension and rear Hotchkiss semi-floating axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 126Ē

The Cadillac name has always been one of Americaís best cars. Noted for their excellent reliability and unsurpassed luxury, Cadillac was the car to own by anyone who wanted the very best. Indeed, the Cadillac name was there at the dawn of the motorcar and survived the Great Depression that took out such great marques as Stutz, Duesenberg, Marmon, Pierce-Arrow, and Peerless. Never compromising and always the best, Cadillac has built some of the finest and most opulent cars ever seen. Indeed, for captains of industry, movie stars, or prominent members of society, Cadillac has been the car to arrive and be seen in.

Offered here is an outstanding example of Cadillacís heritage with this rare and interesting 1941 Series 63 Six-Window Touring Sedan. So special was the Series 63, it was offered only in a six-window sedan making it a very rare car in Cadillacís line-up. It also had a brief two-year production run for 1941 and a war shortened 1942 only. The Series 63ís notchback styling rode on a 126-inch wheelbase and featured concealed running boards with a brilliant molding surrounding all three side windows. Finished in Cadillacís Valcour Maroon, this formal sedan carries an air of elegance thatís reserved for only the best formal car. The current owner purchased this vehicle in 2013 in Michigan and it has been impeccably maintained since. It also carries an astonishing degree of originality with the paint, body panels, and the drivetrain all unrestored and in excellent condition. Power comes from its numbers matching, smooth and quiet 346 cubic-inch eight-cylinder L-head and GMís all-new for 1941 Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission. The Hydra-Matic is a rare option for this car as just 153 out of the 5,050 built for 1941 were so equipped. The engine compartment and interior are nicely detailed, and this Cadillac is also equipped with optional ďHill Holder,Ē original working AM radio, spotlight, fog lamps, heater, and several pieces of documentation including the original sales receipt. An extra generator, fuel pump, and starter are also included in the sale.

This Series 63 Six-Window Sedan is a rare piece of Cadillacís heritage. Itís sleek styling and formal elegance represents the very pinnacle of luxury for the 1940s. For a formal night on the town or fine touring in the country, this Cadillac is a stylish representative from a bygone era of absolute elegance.

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