Monday, November 27, 2017

Saoutchik bodied 1948 Cadillac Series 62

In 1948 noted New York City furrier, Louis Ritter, commissioned Saoutchik to create a special convertible on a Cadillac chassis.

He borrowed only few styling cues from the Cadillac line and used them in a distinctly French way with hopes that the car would gain attention from America. This car was displayed at the Paris Salon of 1948 where it stole the show.

The story goes that the first owner drove the car out to Hollywood and used it there for only a few months before tiring of it and selling it. It was then acquired by a mid-western business man, Harold McLean, from Santa Barbara whose wife's favorite colors, it seems, were lilac and purple.

1 comment:

  1. And, here's "bored Louis".