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Classic American Car of the Year 2023

Classic Motor Show 2022

John Kavaski's 1941 Cadillac Series 62

John Kavaski's 1941 Cadillac Series 62
John Kavaski's 1941 Cadillac Series 62

Rally of the Giants was the fourth heat of the Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition and traditionally it’s an event where we look for an older, possibly pre-War car as a contender. John kavaski’s Series 62 1941 Cadillac convertible certainly fitted the bill and we’d spotted it at the Stars and Stripes show four weekends ago previously when he’d only owned the car for about a month. Painted in lustrous black which showed off the car’s chrome beautifully, we’re still awaiting more information from John on his Caddy, but what we do know is that it came into the UK in the Nineties and is believed that it spent time in a museum in Edinburgh for a while.

Still running on six-volt electrics, the 346cu in flathead straight-eight and three-speed manual is a dream to drive, although John says the brakes have taken a bit of getting used to. The Caddy looks to have led a pampered life, with some lovely period details like the brass lube schedule shield on the door frame, beautiful red leather interior and use of fabric braided wiring throughout the engine bay. Whoever restored this car did a great job and we can’t wait to tell you more about it when we feature John’s Cadillac in an upcoming issue.

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