Price: US $16,000.00 Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Other
  • Type: 4 DR SEDAN
  • Trim: BASE
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 68387
  • VIN: 486213087
  • Color: GREEN
  • Engine size: CADILLAC 346 FLATHEAD V8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 SPEED HYDROMATIC
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: TAN
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1948 Cadillac Other BASE

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Smooth........Quiet...........Cadillac ride ............

1948Cadillac Series 62 - Survivor of the Year !

Turn key - ready to go, needs nothing...

68,387 original miles. In dry storage since 1982

Whenwas the last time you came across a 70 year old car in original pristine immaculatecondition and the clock still works ?

Ihave owned several vintage low mile rust free cars and this 1948Cadillac takes home the trophy.

Vintagecars like this are highly sought after. The original patina of this Caddy is simplyaward winning.

This48' Cadillac was originally purchased by Mr. Harry Maurer in Pennsylvania whoowned the car for thirty years.

Mr.Maurer took exceptional care of his Cadillac. It was always garage kept and alwaysserviced at his local Cadillac dealership where he purchased the car.

Theoriginal brass ID plaque issued by the dealership is still mounted on the car,and the original Dupont Spray Glaze sticker is still on the wing window.

The2nd owner owned the Cadillac for 40 years, and acquired the car backin the late 1970's. The 2nd owner had a small collection consistingof three vintage Cadillacs and a Buick. He liked to tinker on his Cadillacs andtook them out for an occasional spin with his sons on nice days. The 2ndowner also had the 48' Cad' refinished in the same color around 1980. All the trim was carefully removed and there is no overspray. Refinished in acrylic enamel that was new inthe era, and the paint still shines to this day with its beautiful aged-patina.

The2nd owner's wife finally let the car collection go some ten yearsafter her husband's death. The Cadillac was kept in dry storage all this time andwas not driven since 1982.

Iacquired the car just over two and a half years ago and could not believe its originalcondition. It was as if I was looking at the car in 1970.

Ibegan a 250 plus hour preservation of the Cadillac in which I was careful not totake away anything from its original state. Let the photos speak for themselves,this car is really fantastic...

Thebody is all metal and super original condition. I have found no bondo on thecar and all the metal is original and rust free. With exception of two minorpencil dings which can be easily removed by paintless dent repair, the car isas straight as when new.

Theundercarriage, floor pans, trunk pans and rockers are undamaged and pin holefree.The stainless trim is shiny andall rocker trim have no dents, scrapes, or dings. The front bumper, grill, andflying lady are pristine original condition.

Therear bumper and pot metal side trim on the rear doors are starting to show itsnatural age and patina, but still shine !

Allfour doors shut like a bank vault, and the front windshield and rear glass andtrims are in great condition with no dings or rock chipping.

Everythingworks on the car with exception of the radio and windshield washer diaphragm.All lights work, all dash gauges work, the underseat heater works, front andrear seat cigarette lighters work, and the vacuum antenna works as well as theclock ! The clock keeps accurate time which is just amazing ! The interior isall original and in great condition for 71 years old. There are a few smallholes in the upholstery in the visible areas, and one small hard to find finger size hole inthe headliner just above the rear door molding. There are larger holes in theupholstery in the hidden areas were the seat materials rub against each other. Thedoor panels are original and in great condition.

Thecar runs simply amazing.

Thefront end is original, and is still in good condition with just a little slopin the king pins. I drove the car on the freeway, got er' up to 82 miles perhour and it handled just great. The car drives rock solid and quiet like new.

Athighway speeds the car runs smooth, quiet and straight. The brakes are new, thecar stops straight, it stops right, and the car brakes every bit as good as anew car.

Theengine and transmission operate excellent, with no lower end noises, andeverything works and shifts through all 4 gears as it should.

Asmentioned earlier, I have 250 plus hours of work in this fine 48' Caddy, andhere is what I've done to preserve the car.

Idid all the work myself, and it was done right !

1)Cleaned and pressure washed theundercarriage, motor and trans - twice

2)Replaced 6 volt Battery & positivecable

3)Replaced new gas tank, sending unit,cleaned the gas lines.

4)Replaced new fuel pump and addedinline filter

5)Cleaned the carburetor, replaced theleather pump rod and base gasket

6)Replaced a few wiring ends to thegenerator, starter and horn relay (note: the wiring is in overall excellentcondition)

7)Disassembled the generator, starter, anddistributor, cleaned and inspected all components, lubricated, primed, andpainted the housings

8)Replaced new water pump

9)Replaced new fan bearing

10)Replacednew generator and fan belts

11)Replacednew motor and transmission mounts.

12)Completeda transmission service with new pan gasket, 13.5 qts of trans fluid, prime andpaint the pan cover (note: the transmission front seal has a light drip, the rearseal does not leak)

13)Replaced23 feet of 5/8's water hose, both upper radiator hoses and the lower radiatorhose. (note: all radiator hoses and hose clamps are era correct with exceptionof 5 -5/8's clamps that are modern)

14)Replaced26 qts of anti-freeze mix, at 60% ratio

15)Tuneup with new cap, rotor, special order wire set, plugs, new condensors installedin the distributor, coil, and generator

16)Removed,cleaned, prime and paint the radiator

17)(note:the radiator is in great original condition with no leaks)

18)Replacedthe oil pan gasket, cleaned, primed and painted the oil pan and inspectioncover and lower section of the engine block. (note: the main rear seal and oilpan do not leak)

19)Oilchange service - 6 qts 30w non-detergent, 1 qt Lucas, and 1 pint zinc additive

20)Cleanedand lubricated all window regulators, locks, door latches, door hinges, trunkand hood hinges

21)Completenew brake job with new master cylinder, new wheel cylinders, new brake hoses,new brake lining, new sending unit, and all drums were turned. All four backingplates and the drums were cleaned, primed, and painted. (note: after breakin,the brakes were re-bled and adjusted)

22)Replacednew front wheel bearing seals, cleaned and lubed the bearings. (note: the rearwheel bearing seals were done by the prior owner and do not leak. The rear axlenuts were tightened to 285 lbs)

23)Flushedthe rearend with kerosene, replaced new 90w gear oil. (note: a slight dripcoming from the pinion seal may be due to high fluid level)

24)Removedthe radio, glove box, and heater controls, inspected the radio, lubricated allmechanisms under dash, replaced new vacuum lines and wiper squirter lines underdash, inspected all wiring connections, inspected all dash bulbs and gauges,cleaned and lubed the dimmer switch and speedometer cable, tightened all dashscrews and bolts. (note: the dash heater, defrost and underseat heater and alldash lights, gauges and speedometer work great. The radio has small diodes thathave dried out over time and need replacement)

25)Cleanedand lubricated the vacuum system components, wiper motor and vacuum antenna.(note: The vacuum wipers and vacuum antenna work excellent)

26)3stage buff and polish exterior finish. (note: the paint is forty years oldwhich still shows a shine. Age spots are found on the trunk and other areas,and the patina is all natural and not fabricated)

27)Lubricatedfront end suspension and lever action shock absorbers, replaced two leverrubber bushings.

28)Replacedall five tires with new 225R-15 Provider 40k mile radial tires purchased atDiscount Tire.

Ifyou are looking for the best condition original vintage Cadillac then look nofurther...

Iinvite you to come and view the car in person if you like. It will put a smileon your face !

Termsof sale:

Ihave accurately and honestly described the condition of my 1948 Cadillac Series62 sedan 'as is' at this point in time of the listing. However, the car is soldto you 'As-Is' with no warranties expressed or implied, in which by yourpurchase, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Ihave a clear Florida title in my name, and the vin number is easily found onthe right upper engine block.

Anon-refundable down payment of $500.00 via PayPal is due within 24 hours ofyour purchase. The remaining balance can be wire transferred and must be issuedno later than 7 days from your purchase. I can store the Cadillac for up to tendays while you make your shipping arrangements.

Pleasefeel free to call or write with any questions.

Thankyou, John - 503.467.8286

Thecar is located in Jacksonville, Florida.

Iam close to the airport. If you want to fly in, I'll pick you up.