Fastback Friday: 1941 Cadillac Fastback Coupe drips with style


For your Fastback Friday enjoyment, I invite you to take a stroll down memory lane. Put on your 3-piece suit, don your chapeau, get ready to take a grad, luxurious ride.

[Source: Hemming Classifieds]

Today I wanted to bring you something from the pages of the Hemmings classifieds. It’s like craigslist, but with class!

Description from the ad:

Location:Scottsdale, Arizona 85260





Interior:Black/Tan Leather

1941 Cadillac Fastback Coupe. Beautiful black exterior with black/tan leather seats and black carpet. Original engine and automatic transmission have all been gone through and are running great. No rust. Super clean and always cared for. Purchased from Tom Crook Classic Cars in Auburn, WA. two years ago and has been in climate controlled storage in Scottsdale, AZ ever since. Tons of receipts, shop manual, and vehicle history. Have written appraisal at $28,000. Asking $27,500 OBO.


Only 42,000 miles? For a 72-year old car? That is mighty impressive, indeed. That interior is simply gorgeous. Look at the wood on the dash! Imagine the sense of accomplishment and having finally arrived as you slip behind the chrome and leather steering wheel, gazing out through the glass onto that long, black hood.


Out back, it gets even better. Instead of a mere coupe with a trunk, we see the long, long, sweeping lines of a true fastback. Starting at the top of the roof and making its way down to the chrome bumpers, the fastback roof line just reeks of style and elegance, with just a hint of high performance. Also, are those the start of two fins on the rear fenders? It’s a little too soon, I think, but the impetus is certainly there. The deep, rich black all over the car, together with the chrome trim on the fenders and around the windows, really makes a statement for others to see: the owner of this car has arrived. Not only arrived, but arrived in style.

What do you think of this long, black machine?

[Photos: Hemmings Classifieds]


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11 responses to “Fastback Friday: 1941 Cadillac Fastback Coupe drips with style”

  1. MVEilenstein Avatar

    Dang – a typo in the first sentence? Who is this guy?

    1. $kaycog Avatar

      That's okay. You always do a grad job!
      P.S. That's a beautiful Caddy.

  2. OA5599 Avatar

    "Imagine the sense of accomplishment and having finally arrived as you slip behind the chrome and leather steering wheel, gazing out through the glass onto that long, black hood."
    The steering wheel is supposed to be the same ivory color as the shifter knob and the spokes on the steering wheel. Somebody added the leather later.
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    "Also, are those the start of two fins on the rear fenders?"
    The left one also hides the fuel filler.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Maybe someone put the cover on to preserve the wheel?

  3. NoKetchupAllowed Avatar

    there was a similar convertible up on BaT a few months back. I have some photos of my grandfather rolling around in this car and I would love to own one.

  4. mdharrell Avatar

    "Look at the wood on the dash!"
    Di-Noc 299-C-7544.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      I was going to say, it's either lithographed, or a wrap of some kind.

  5. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Nice condition, nice price. The fastback reminds me of my moms fifties Chevy coupe.

  6. dukeisduke Avatar

    It's equipped with a Hydra-Matic, and 30 percent of Cadillacs had them in 1941.

  7. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
    C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    As much of a Cadillac fan as I am, I'm more a fan of mid-to-late 50's and later.
    However…this is still AMAZING.

  8. HTWHLS Avatar

    Ok..I know it's a sacrilege..and this car is GORGEOUS, just as it is…but, I'd be so tempted to ditch the wide whites and put on raised outline white letter tires, maybe a set of Torq-Thursts on the front and some turbo mufflers on this. Not change anything else..just those things and drive this to car shows all over.

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