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1942 or not?

Started by Jimi Peoples, February 24, 2014, 10:52:35 PM

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Jimi Peoples

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


Jim Peoples
1942 Series 6107

C.R. Patton II

Hello Jim

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.
All good men own a Cadillac but great gentlemen drive a LaSalle. That is the consequence of success.

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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.
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HTH, Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
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Steve Passmore

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.

1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

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

Jeff Rose CLC #28373

It may be worth more than the original $1450 now I think.
Jeff Rose
CLC #28373
1970 Coupe DeVille (Big Red)
1955 Series 62 (Baby Blue)
Dad's new 1979 Coupe DeVille