1947 Cadillac Series 62 2 Door Convertible This is a fully restored 1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. The prior owner did a deep restoration in the middle 1990ís. The current owner purchased the car at auction in central California and he has had it garaged since with minimal miles driven. The car has not been driven for 5 years so it needs some service to be as road worthy as it was when this owner purchased it. This is an original California car. Paint is very well done. The leather upholstery is magnificent and the electric convertible top operates smoothly as designed. This fine automobile will take you back in time and is worthy of any drive asked of it by a new owner. It would be a shame to re-engineer any facet of this luxury, low production automobile and the new owner will have the responsibility to be a good curator. Mileage: 11,368 on a working speedometer which is believed to be original. Paint: This car was repainted in the late 1990ís by a professional shop using pride of workmanship and quality products. There is one chip noted on the rear deck lid. A quality detail and polishing is in order. Sheet metal: Sheet metal appears to be original, fit and finish are excellent. All trim is clean and neat and properly fit. All badging is correct. Chrome: All chrome was replated during restoration by a quality shop. It is bright and shiny.Tires and Rims: 2 inch wide sidewalls on the tires fit on standard, period correct rims with correct deep dish, Sombrero wheel covers with correct badging. Mechanical: This car was tuned and ran great during its life with the current owner (19 years). It has not been run for 5 years and will need a complete service to be road worthy.Interior: Beautiful leather pleated seats, all new top with chrome rails, full painted dash with all correct instruments available in the day including am radio and clock, full electric including seats and windows as available for the yearís top of line model; Check the pictures! TITLE: Clean and clear California title on a non-op registration.
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Cadillac is moving swiftly to change up its naming scheme. Barely over a week ago we received our first indication that it was considering a different name its the upcoming flagship sedan previously known as LTS. Then Cadillac not only revealed the model would be called CT6, but announced that it would set the stage with a massive overhaul of its model nomenclature. And now we have another piece of the puzzle.
According to Forbes, Cadillac will not only rename its sedans with the letters CT, but will realign its utility vehicles under the banner of XT - both to be followed by a number indicating its place in the lineup. The one exception will be the Escalade, whose nameplate has such a strong following that it would be foolish for Cadillac to cast it aside. That leaves only the SRX (pictured above), but makes room for a new crop of crossovers said to be in the works.
It's a similar approach which Cadillac's new boss Johan de Nysschen took in revising the naming scheme at Infiniti. While it's bound to ruffle some feathers and scratch some heads in the beginning - especially since the company's current flagship sedan is called XTS - it's equally sure to make sense of it all in the long run. All we need to know now is what Nysschen and his marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus plan to call the coupes.
Bob Lutz sits down for Autoline Detroit - Click above to watch video after the jump
Autoline Detroit recently played host to Bob Lutz, and, as is always the case, the former General Motors vice chairman dished out some great commentary. Lutz was promoting his new book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, and talk quickly turned to his role as it related to product development and high-level decision making at GM. While on the topic of brand management, Lutz revealed a few rather interesting tidbits about his former employer:
All Chevrolet vehicles were required to have five-spoke aluminum wheels and a chrome band up front, as part of the Bowtie brand's overall image.
Prepare for a few years of technological saber-rattling, as the world's automakers begin pushing to bring self-driving cars to market. Earlier this week, Nissan announced that it aims to offer autonomous vehicles by 2020, while Google, BMW and several other marks are working on similar efforts.
General Motors is doing things differently, though. Rather than push for a fully autonomous car, it's continuing to refine its semi-autonomous Super Cruise, a product that we tested in April 2012 and that will eventually see use on some Cadillacs before trickling down to the rest of the General Motors family. Super Cruise, which is undergoing testing in the Cadillac SRX, doesn't take complete control out of the driver's hands. Rather, under a very specific set of circumstances on the freeway, it will marry the capabilities of things like lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control to allow the driver to take their hands off the wheel. All of which sounds a lot like the system Mercedes-Benz is launching on the 2014 S-Class.
The system is still in development, according to John Capp, GM's director of electrical controls and active safety technology. Now that that the biggest hurdle, steering control, has been cleared, GM's engineers can focus on things like teaching the system to adapt to differing road conditions and visibility levels. As we reported in 2012, Super Cruise is still befuddled in low-visibility situations or when road markings aren't particularly clear.