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1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
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Cadillac Series 62
Cadillac Series 62
1963 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Convertible Coupe
Detroit Assembly, Detroit, Michigan, United States
South Gate Assembly, South Gate, California, United States
Linden Assembly, Linden, New Jersey, United States
Body and chassis
Full-size luxury car
Cadillac Series 61
Cadillac Series 65
Cadillac de Ville
Sometimes one comes across a special model. It has that small inclusion that makes it stand out of the crowd. And this model is made from die-cast metal with some plastic parts and here is something new, real leather. But before we get to that, let's look at the body. This is a very well made model who’s body is very much die-cast metal and is quite heavy for a model. Everything about this model screams luxury just as much as the real deal. 2-door with both engine bonnet and boot opening quite wide, which in all of the parts fit well with nominal gap clearance all round. Paintwork when you see it in real life is very well applied and looks marvellous in its black colour. But you may notice that in the images, it looks especially speckly. I don’t know why this is, and it may be an image problem. But other than that, the body cannot be faulted. Boy, this car is one of those vehicles that believe that everyone wants and loves chrome. From the massive grill and bumper in the front to the rear where chrome is everywhere. It certainly makes identifying this car as being very different from the other cars on the road. Opening the doors wide and as a convertible makes looking into the interior that much better.
Now we come to what makes this model different from others in that the seats in this model are made from real leather. Touching these seats confirms that they are real and are quite impressive. I am wondering just how much time it has added to assembling it. The door panels are of course plastic, but the detail is quite well done with everything done in such a manner as to believe that it is leather like the seats. The white door trim certainly gives it that luxury look on a vehicle that was one of America’s premier vehicles. The dashboard done in the same red as the seats, is again made with a lot of chrome. However it should be noted that this chrome fits well for this vehicle. I quite like it.
The engine is a well presented unit. With most parts of the engine done in that it stands as one of the best for these types of models.This vehicle was made in that age where there were not the same parts cramped into these engine compartments. Where modern 21st century are simply by looking at them, most owners would not even attempt to do any work on them. However at this period a vehicle like this is designed to be accessed by mechanics or those owners who process the required skills needed. Decals on the parts of the engine are readable just like the real one.
Those white wall tyres were a must at the time with the wheel covers very much displaying the emblem. The other good observation point is the inclusion of the spare tyre in the boot/trunk. Overall this is a quality model that reflects the same quality as the real 1949 Cadillac deVille. This was a luxury car and the maker of this model chose to make this a premier one to reflect this.This is a very nice model and very displayable. If you collect this type of model, then it's a must for those who collect them. But it's a model any collector can collect. With such quality and the amount of detail that it contains, it's without a doubt a 5.0/5.0. Robin Finlay 29/11/2022.