1949 Cadillac Other Series 62 Customer Convertible
This 1949 Cadillac convertable is one of America's most beautiful classic Cadillacs. The convertible combines all the elegant design details of an immediate post-World War II period automobile. with a state-of-the-art power train. suspension. and braking system. The Cadillac drives like a dream and turns heads everywhere it goes. with the top up or down. This 1949 Cadillac was originally a phoenix-area vehicle. A low milage. rust-free and very well maintained automobile. A full frame-off restoration and powertrain rebuild of this American classic was completed in March 2009 by Jordan Quintal of SuperRides by Jordan. Escondido. CA. Jordan is one of the preeminent hot rod craftsmen in California and a past winner of the esteemed Ridler Award. The Cadillac was completely disassembed by SoCal Paint Works of Santee. CA. The hood. trunk. doors. fenders. body. and frame were stripped to bare metal. primed and multiple coats of 1990 Cadillac PPG Garnet Red Pearl paint and clear were appliedThis 1949 Cadillac is a stunning example of state-of-the-art metal technology and paint. masterfully blended with beautiful post-World War II design. The interior is a faithful recreation of the original 1949 Cadillac design by Armando's Custom Interiors of San Jacinto. CA. A rich Tobacco Brown leather was used to complement the Garnet Red Pearl paint. Armando's added elegant woven leather buttons to the door panels. The same woven leather was added to the straps behind the front seats. Other than these unique additions. the interior seats. door panels. and arm rests are exactly as originally designed. Armando's also detailed the trunk and spare tire cover with the same leather panels and woven leather buttons. All the original gauges. dashboard. steering wheel and interior chrome have been restored. In a nod to driving comfort. Vintage air conditioning and a classic-faced Sirius XM radio have been added. This Cadillac convertable has been restored to it's 1949 elegance. with no exterior hint that the running gear has been updated. To allow the Cadillac to handle and preform to current standards. a new drive train was installed. including an 509 cubic inch Cadillac engine build by the Cad Company of Albuquerque. NM. A 4L80-E transmission and a 9" Currie rear end were also added. The engine delivers 425 HP and 475 ft/pounds of torque. making driving in the city or on the freeway a dream. To update the ride. handling. and braking. stronger suspension and shocks were added. along with power steering and new front and rear power disc brakes. The original Cadillac 15" wire wheels were rebuild. making certain that the final touch of style was retained. As part of the installation of the new powertrain. the engine compartment was modified and transformed into a graceful complement to the restored automobile. It includes a custom air cleaner. radiator shroud. valve covers. custom tanks and firewall. all designedand completed by Super Rides by Jordan. The Cadillac has been entered in two car shows since completion. The first was the Good Guys Del Mar Nationals San Diego show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 28. 2009 at which the Cadillac won a "Winner's Circle Award". presented to only 12 vehicles out of the 600 entered. The Cadillac was entered in the Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance at La Quinta Resort in Februaru 2010 and won one of the "Best of Show" awards. The Cadillac has 16. 16 miles on the odometer. with very few post renovation miles. It is registered in California and carries current California title. registration and tags. At our dealership we work very hard to accurately describe our vehicles through text descriptions and elaborate photos. When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle it is not a new vehicle. Any used vehicle can have normal wear and blemishes. Before placing a bid please read the descriptions thoroughly and view all pictures.