Despite Cadillac’s luxury and engineering prowess taking over post-WWII America, there was still a customer demanding an even greater experience from the brand. Enter the 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet.
Cadillac sold two blank Series 62 chassis to renowned French coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik and his son Pierre to create exquisite, bespoke show cars. This particular Series 62 features avant-garde design language, which is characterized in the artful bumpers, sweeping fenders and the car’s use of color to counterbalance the cowl height.
The 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet traded hands a few times over the years before it landed in the ownership of Noel Thompson. Thompson then brought on Mike Fennell of Southern California to restore the elegant Cadillac.
Now, it prepares to find another new home through Gooding & Company, where the craftsmanship and history are expected to net the 1948 Cadillac over $1 million at auction.