1949 Cadillac Pickup


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1949 Cadillac Model 62. Standard of the World. The new Cadillac OHV V8 was the big news for 1949. This 331 cu in (5.4 L) engine produced 160 hp. The engine was a sensation, so much so that it was rushed off to racetracks across the country. Almost-stock Cadillac's with big racing numbers plastered on their sides were seen roaring down racetrack straightaways within a few short months after the '49 models launched. The cars were so hot that Briggs Cunningham took the Cadillac's racing to the 24 hours of Le Mans in France. In November, Motor Trend magazine named the 1949 Cadillac its very first "Car of the Year". This motorcar was the genius of two Oregon BSA motorcycle dealers from Portland Oregon. They were in need of great advertising transportation to and from race meets throughout the country. Jack Warner and Walt Bail purchased a 1949 Cadillac series 62 sedan-nette, installed a GMC cab and bed, retaining the Cadillac front and other components. "Hop Up" magazine, dated June 1952, attested that the project cost of more than $5,000 dollars and 8 months to complete. The finished show truck was used to successfully at many venues to launch of the new revised "BSA Goldstar" motorcycle. The current owner acquired the pickup directly from the public company that handled the Oregon dealership in the day. The completed pickup was an eye-popper wherever it went and remains so to this day. Finished in the only color she has ever been in, she looks great today.

Boulevard Motorcar Company
31250 Cedar Valley Drive Westlake Village, CA  91362
Tel.: 805-523-3330 | Fax: 805-523-3336