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Offline chasfenske

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Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:21:11 PM »
Van anyone tell me the exact year & model of this Cadillac? It was my Father's 1st Cadillac and I want to see if I can find one.  Thanks!

Chuck Fenske

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 12:24:50 PM »
1949 Series 61 Club Coupe.
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Offline chasfenske

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
Thanks so much for the quick reply!

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 01:54:37 PM »
Feel free to ask other questions you may have about any candidate cars under consideration. 

Glad to be of help and good luck in your search.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 01:57:05 PM by Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621 »
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Offline mario

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 08:22:39 PM »
49, or 48? The parking lights look like a 48.
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Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2018, 10:22:23 PM »
It's definitely a '48.  The chrome around the parking or fog lamp on a '49 is different.
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 07:09:47 AM »
A 48 Sedanette for sure but strangely missing some of it's stainless from behind the front wheel arch and rocker.
Steve

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Offline Hilarius

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 07:31:11 AM »
I think only the 62 had the additional trim, 61 didn't.
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Offline chasfenske

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 01:46:24 PM »
Hi,

Thanks to everyone for the prompt replies.

Some think it is a 1948 and others a 1949. I really would like to nail the year down, is everyone now in agreement it is a 1948?

Thanks again to everyone, I am a Packard Guy and delving into unknown waters here.

Chuck Fenske

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 01:59:21 PM »
I agree 1948. I could not see the hashmarks under the taillamps but they're apparently out of view. 
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 02:00:33 PM »
You can rest assured, It's a 1948 fastback coupe.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline chasfenske

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 02:03:33 PM »
Thanks to everyone, I believe everyone is in agreement that it is a 1948 model.

Now, all I have to do is find one for sale at a reasonable price. I am not looking for a Concourse level restoration, just something mechanically sound so i can drive it frequently. I have done this with my 1941 Packard and drive it every week.

Thanks again!

Chuck Fenske

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 02:06:06 PM »
A 48 Sedanette for sure but strangely missing some of it's stainless from behind the front wheel arch and rocker.

Series 61 had stone guards on the rear only and did not have the stainless rocker trim.
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 03:30:44 PM »
I don't believe they had hash marks under the tail lamps either, only on Series 62. (When correcting Eric, I always look things up in the book.)
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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 03:44:30 PM »
Based on images in '48 sales literature, 61 Series does not have the stone guard behind the front wheel or rocker chrome molding or the hash marks below the tail lamp. Those feature are on the 62 Series.
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Offline Jay Friedman

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2018, 07:28:23 PM »
Gentlemen,

The most visible difference between Series 61 and 62, in both 48 and 49, is the stainless rocker molding that extends from behind the front wheel well and along the rocker panel in Series 62.  Also, in Series 62 the inner window surround moldings are stainless in Series 62 and painted in Series 61. 

In 1948 only there are 2 chrome "hash mark" moldings under the tail lights in Series 62.  The front of the 48 hood has a different shape than the 49 hood, probably because the 48 motor and radiator are taller than their 49 counterparts.  The 48 dash is very different from the 49 dash.

It's all in the 1948-49 Authenticity Manual, which the CLC sells.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 08:02:05 AM by Jay Friedman »
1949 Cadillac 6107 Club Coupe
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Offline gary griffin

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2018, 09:50:54 PM »
Easy to look under the hood, if it is a 346 Flathead it is a 1948 and it it has the OHV is a 1949.
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 05:08:39 AM »
He can't look under the hood Gary as it's just an old photo of one his dad owned.LOL
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Need Help identifying a Cadillac
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 05:15:44 AM »
Series 61 had stone guards on the rear only and did not have the stainless rocker trim.

I stand corrected now Eric. I'm still in the pre-war era where fastback coupes were in one series only.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

 

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