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The first Cadillac "Coupe de Ville" was shown during the 1949 Autorama and was built on a Cadillac Sixty Special chassis that featured a dummy air-scoop, chrome trim around the front wheel opening, and a one-piece windshield and rear glass.

The name “de Ville” is from the French “de la ville” meaning “of the town.” The Coupe de Ville prototype featured a one-piece curved windshield, a first for GM, a two-way radio/telephone, power windows, power seats, a lipstick holder, a perfume atomizer, and a back-seat secretarial kit for those on-the-road dictation sessions.

The Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville was introduced late in the 1949 model year and was among the first pillar-less hardtop coupes ever produced. It was luxuriously trimmed and came standard with power windows, leather upholstery, and chrome “bows” in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top.

These cars are rare and a highly desirable Milestone cars sharing honors with the ’49 Buick Roadmaster Riviera and Olds 98 Holiday as the first “hardtop convertibles.”

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Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
331ci 14.5 sec n/a Estimate


Available Engines:
ohv V8 331ci n/a 160 hp 312 lb-ft
Available Transmissions:
  • Hydra-Matic Auto

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Triumph Blue
  • Darmouth Green
  • Tyrolian Gray
  • Cypress Green
  • El Paso Beige
  • Horizon Blue
  • Madeira Maroon
  • French Gray
  • Kingswood Green
  • Lucerne Green
  • Corinth Blue
  • Avalon Gray
  • Chartreuse
  • Fiesta Ivory

Factory Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Light Blue
  • Red
  • Med Saddle
  • Maroon

Production Numbers

  • Coupe DeVille
    Total productions 2,150

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