I have an old Cadillac that has been in the barn for years. It belonged to grandfather. I'm confused and not sure what year it is. On the driver side I found a plate that has:
Would this mean it is a 42' 61 series?
If so why don't I have the leaf emblem? It is the V
Welcome to the CLC Forum.
These are the coded answers to your question:
(1) 1942 Cadillac 6107 Production 2,470
(2) Cost $1450
(3) Trim 31 Tan
(4) Paint 2 Antoinette Blue
I would like to invite you to become a member of our national organization and a region near your residence. You can learn firsthand about your ancestor's car. Unsure of where you are located and the condition of the Cadillac. Due to Pearl Harbor, 1942 was a low automobile manufacture year. It is a rare and desirable prewar vehicle.
CR answered most of your questions. I'll answer the last one. In 1946 the V's were offered. People could NOT wait to put them on prewar Cadillacs. 42's were a favorite with car dealers so they could make them look like 46's.
What's on your deck lid?
I can confirm what Bob has said, even my 41 had a 'V' attached when I found it. The car in the picture is without doubt a 1942, the only year with the round side lights in the grill.
It may be worth more than the original $1450 now I think.