Series 62 Cadillac History 1949

Series 62 Cadillac Models & History 1949

Themajor difference between Series 61 and Series 62 models of similar body style was minor trim variations. The higher-priced series again had grooved, front fender stone shields and bright rocker panel moldings. Chevrons below the taillights were no longer seen. The convertible was an exclusive offering, as was a new pillarless two-door “convertible hardtop” called the Coupe DeVille. A more DeLuxe interior was featured and power window lifts were standard on the convertible coupe and optional with other styles.

1949 Cadillac 4-door
left side view

SERIES 62 I. D. NUMBERS

  • Motor serial numbers 496200000 to 496292554 appeared on 1949 Series 62 models.

SERIES 62 STYLE

Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
49-62 6269 4-door Sedan 5 $3050 1798 kg 37,617
49-62 6207 2-door Club Coupe 5 $2966 1755 kg 7,515
49-62 6237 Coupe DeVille 5 $3496 1833 kg 2,150
49-62 6267X Convertible Coupe 5 $3497 1917 kg 8,000
49-62 6269 Export Sedan $3050 1798 kg 360
49-62 Chassis only 1

NOTE: The sedan for export was shipped in completely-knocked-down (CKD) form to foreign countries.

ENGINE

Type V-8: Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.425 Liters
Bore and stroke 96.8mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 7.50:1.
Brake horsepower 160 hp @ 3800 rpm
Power 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
Power 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetor Carter WCD two-barrel Models 682S or 722S.

CHASSIS

Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
3200mm 5436mm 1499mm 1600mm 8.20 x 15

POWER TRAIN OPTIONS

Hydra-matic transmission $174

CONVENIENCE OPTIONS

  • Whitewall tires
  • Radio and antenna
  • Heating and ventilating system
  • Chrome wheel discs
  • Fog lights
  • Safety spotlights
  • Other standard accessories