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Offline jdemerson

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From 1950 through 1953, the list of interior trim codes includes unique codes for export model SEDANS. The upholstery for these models is invariably all leather, and usually two-tone (2-tone gray or 2-tone brown, and later 2-tone green or 2-tone blue). Typically trim codes are listed for Series 62 sedan and for Series 60S. In 1950 through 1952, all-leather upholstery is not listed  as available for U.S. sedans. In 1953, all-leather was available on the 60S, but it has different trim codes from those on export models. Of course convertible models had all-leather upholstery,

The data books list the specific codes for the various upholsteries, and the codes for the export models are unique to them. Another excellent source for this information is the following page:
http://www.rrrclc.org/the-cadillac-color-upholstery-accessory-database-1940-1979/
This is a great resource from the Raritan Chapter.

Does anyone have further information about leather interiors for any 1950-53 Export model sedans?:
1. Has anyone ever seen one of these export model sedans with all-leather upholstery?
2. Can anyone supply a link to a photo of one of these interiors (e.g., 1952 dark gray leather/light-gray leather on a Series 62 Export sedan)?
3. Was the leather trim option for sedans used on the export models ever special-ordered on U.S. models?

John Emerson
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Offline jdemerson

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Re: Information about leather upholstery in 1950-1953 EXPORT model sedans?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 09:43:51 AM »
From Raritan Chapter project:
Trim 1952 Series
Code No. Upholstery Description
40 Lt Gray Bedford Cord & Dk Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
41 Lt Gray Figured Cloth & Dk Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
42 Lt Blue Bedford Cord & Dk Blue Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
43 Lt Blue Figured Cloth & Dk Blue Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
44 Lt Tan Bedford Cord & Dk Tan Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
45 Lt Tan Figured Cloth & Dk Tan Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
46 Lt Green Bedford Cord & Dk Green Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
47 Lt Green Figured Cloth & Dk Green Plain Broadcloth 52-6219,19X,37,37X
48 Lt Gray Leather & Dk Gray Leather 52-6219,19XExport
49 Lt Tan Leather & Dk Tan Leather 52-6219,19XExport

50 Lt Tan Metallic Leather & Dk Brown Leather 52-6267X Conv
51 Lt Green Metallic Leather & Dk Green Leather 52-6267X Conv
52 Lt Blue Metallic Leather & Dk Blue Leather 52-6267X Conv
53 Red Leather 52-6267X Conv
54 Black Leather 52-6267X Conv
60 Lt Gray Bedford Cord & Dk Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
61 Lt Gray Plain Broadcloth & Dk Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
62 Lt Blue Bedford Cord & Dk Blue Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
63 Lt Blue Plain Broadcloth & Dk Blue Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
64 Lt Tan Bedford Cord & Dk Tan Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
65 Lt Tan Plain Broadcloth & Tan Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
66 Lt Green Bedford Cord & Dk Green Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
67 Lt Green Plain Broadcloth & Dk Green Plain Broadcloth 52-6019X
68 Lt Gray Leather & Dk Gray Leather 52-6019X Export
69 Lt Tan Leather & Dk Tan Leather 52-6019X Export

70 Dk Gray Swiss Dot Bedford & Lt Gray Metallic Leather 52-6237DX CdV
72 Dk Blue Swiss Dot Bedford & Lt Blue Metallic Leather 52-6237DX CdV
74 Dk Brown Swiss Dot Bedford & Lt Tan Metallic Leather 52-6237DX CdV
76 Dk Green Swiss Dot Bedford & Lt Green Metallic Leather 52-6237DX CdV
80 Lt Gray Bedford Cord 52-7523X,33X
81 Lt Gray Plain Broadcloth 52-7523X,33X
84 Lt Tan Bedford Cord 52-7523X,33X
85 Lt Tan Plain Broadcloth 52-7523X,33X
John Emerson
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Information about leather upholstery in 1950-1953 EXPORT model sedans?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 11:30:13 AM »


1. Has anyone ever seen one of these export model sedans with all-leather upholstery?
John Emerson
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Back in the 60s there were many leather trimmed American cars of all makes here in this country. They were our preferred method of transport as street wise kids back then, Cheap to buy as clunkers although, how we ever afforded to fill them with gas I don't know.
Leather was the most common used interior material until plastic came along. It would have been very unusual to see cloth in any car US or English. Can't say I ever saw one with cloth.
My understanding is that most exports to commonwealth country's used Leather because of the dust aspect, ie. South Africa, Australia etc. Dust in cloth is not good.  This was certainly the case with other manufactures.  Guess they had to fit in with what was the norm in each market.
We have many old cars being imported here from the Colonies and they are all either plastic or leather interiors.
Sorry John. No pictures of Cadillac interiors.
Steve

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Offline Philippe M. Ruel

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Re: Information about leather upholstery in 1950-1953 EXPORT model sedans?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 12:40:38 AM »
My car was imported when new by General Motors France and first titled in France in 1952. How can I know if it is an export model ?


The upholstery for these models is invariably all leather
The upholstery on my car is grey cloth with a few leather inserts, and matches trim code #61 on body plate.
Maybe leather was available, though not compulsory, on export cars.
1952 60 Special in France.

 

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