Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. As the first production two-door hardtop (along with the Buick Roadmaster Riviera and Oldsmobile 98 Holiday), the Coupe de Ville is powered by a 331ci V8 paired with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. This ivory Cadillac, now offered on behalf of the owner’s estate with a clear Florida title, features fender skirts, whitewall tires, and ivory and brown vinyl and cloth interior.
The 1949 Coupe de Ville was built on General Motors’ C-body platform. This one features Fiesta Ivory paint, chrome brightwork, dual side mirrors, two-piece windshield, rear fender skirts and reverse lights.
Steel wheels with polished wheel covers featuring the Cadillac crest are wrapped in whitewall tires.
The interior is fitted with ivory vinyl and brown cloth bench seats, coordinated door panels and complementary tan carpeting. Amenities include push-button radio, clock, aluminum door sill plates and glove compartment.
Instrumentation includes a 110-mph speedometer and gauges for the fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure and voltage. The five-digit odometer reads 48K miles, although true mileage on the chassis is unknown.
The high-compression 331ci overhead-valve V8 (another 1949 landmark for Cadillac) was rated at 160 gross horsepower and 312 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission.
Additional photos showing the underside are available in the photo gallery on the auction page.
This 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s auction ends on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 11:40 a.m. (MST)