War was already on the horizon even as 1941 models were introduced in September 1940 in North America. The United States was already shifting to war-related production, economic activity that was clearing out the last malaise of the Great Depression and renewing the automobile market. Cadillac’s new designs featured a lower alligator hood, tapering trunks and streamlined fenders. The headlights were recessed into the fenders flanking a bold eggcrate grille and both front and rear fenders were accented with three slim chrome spears. Running boards had virtually disappeared. Under the hood Cadillac’s V-8 engine was rated at 150hp. Cadillac’s B-body offering for 1941 was the Series 61, introduced to replace La Salle after that brand was discontinued. The sedan was distinguished by its tapered, beautiful, elegant fastback rear, similar to the aerodynamic coupes of the 1930s.
This beautiful 1941 Cadillac Series 61 is a two-door sedanette finished in maroon with a tan cloth interior. It has steel wheels with Cadillac hubcaps, wide whitewall tires, rear fender skirts with Cadillac crests, a three-speed manual transmission, radio, heater and dash clock. A strong restored example, it featur
left-hand-drive 1941 cadillac series 61 sedanette 2-door cloth manual restored
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
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