Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1949 MY 49-62 6267

The Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power to the rear wheels. The Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is one of the 49-62 range of cars from Cadillac. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.8 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 423 N·m (312 lb·ft/43.1 kgm) at 1800 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual transmission.

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Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1949 MY 49-62 6267 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5465 mm
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5781 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
162 PS / 160 bhp / 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
423 Nm / 312 ft.lb / 43.1 kgm @ 1800 rpm

Cadillac Series models

sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5420 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW
sedan/​saloon FR 5422 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
Cadillac Series 62 Coupé de Ville -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1863 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5781 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5834 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3OD 5834 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3200 mm 126 inches
Track/tread (front) 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1600 mm 63 inches
Length 5465 mm 215.2 inches
Width 2005 mm 78.9 inches
Height 1611 mm 63.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.8 litre
5781 cc
(352.778 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 100 × 92 mm
3.94 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 162 PS (160 bhp) (119 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output 27.7 bhp/litre
0.45 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 423 Nm (312 ft·lb) (43.1 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque 73.17 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Carter carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 919.5 kPa (133.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 722.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 3.940
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front 8.20-15
Tyres rear 8.20-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID300806
Production total
Model code 6267
Model family 49-62
RAC rating 49.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible added 2012-12-21.
Last modified 2013-02-28.