1949 Cadillac Convertible Series 62 Restoration
The Fisher-bodied Series 62 used a 129 in (3277 mm) wheelbase. The new Cadillac OHV V8 was the big news for 1949, with minor trim differences otherwise. This 331 cu in (5.4 L) engine produced 160 hp (119 kW).The major difference between Series 61 and Series 62 models of similar body style was minor trim variations. The higher-priced series again had grooved, front fender stone shields and bright rocker panel moldings. Chevrons below the taillights were no longer seen. The convertible was an exclusive offering, as was a new
pillar less two-door "convertible hardtop" called the Coupe DeVille. A more
Deluxe interior was featured and power window lifts were standard on the convertible coupe and optional with other styles. For 1950, major styling changes were performed. The cars were lower and sleeker, with longer hoods, and one-piece windshields were fitted. The Series 61 was again a short wheelbase model, having been reduced to 122 in (3099 mm). The new Coupe de Ville line was to soon become a model in its own right. Full-length chrome rocker panels set off the 1951 model, and the Coupe de Ville was now marked with noticeably-improved trim. Engine output for the 331 was up to 190 hp (142 kW) for 1952. Another familiar name appeared on 1953's Series 62. The top-line Eldorado was a limited-edition luxury convertible, and would become its own model.