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John Merritt
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These models are among my favorites.  They are GLM's wonderful 1941 & 1942 Cadillac. First, let me say, I love these models-so much so that I currently have 15 of them from GLM, and another from GIM (Great Iconic Models) and I'll confess right now, a couple more on order. Another 4 in 1942 trim, and I think I have my favorite Cadillac design well covered.

As far as the 1:1 Cadillac, the 1941 model year was a brand-new design, one of the 1st projects by Bill Mitchell. With bodies by Fleetwood, the 1941 Cadillac became an easily recognized American Classic. Cadillac offered the new style of their flagship car in six series. There was the Series 61 (which replaced the LaSalle as Cadillac's entry level) the very popular Series 62, the Series 63, the Series 67 (which was a new longer wheelbase sedan only offered in 1941 & 1942) the Sixty Special Sedan and the Fleetwood Seventy-Five. 1941 was a record-breaking sales year for Cadillac beating the previous record established in 1937. The 1941 Cadillac prices started at $1435, and the top Series Seventy-Five Imperial Sedan started at $3,150. Compared to a Chevrolet for the same year, which had a starting price of just over $700, a Cadillac was big step up for those who bought one.
The 1942 model year offered the same six series but was a shorter production year because of WWII.

The models from GLM are outstanding miniatures. Each one, to my eyes, is a work of fine craftmanship. GLM has issued the models in all of the Series Cadillac offered in 1941 & 1942. I’ll start these posts with three of these gems.

I'll continue to add to this thread as I finish up the new photos I've taken of each model in my collection.

1941 Cadillac Fleetwood Series Sixty Special Sedan - a LE #18 of 100 in Black & Honey Beige w/the "Sunshine" roof option.

1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk0
1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk1
1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk4
1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk5
1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk6
1941 Cadillac Fltwd S60 Blk7

1941 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe - a LE #210 of 299 in Devon Green & Fairoaks Green 

1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 0
1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 1
1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 4
1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 5
1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 6
1941 Cadillac S61 Club Cpe 7

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan - a LE #16 of 70 in Dusty Gray

1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC0
1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC1
1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC4
1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC5
1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC6
1941 Cadillac S62 Cnv Sd GC7

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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Larry kemling
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Those are some stunningly beautiful models John,perticulary like the Club Coupe in that gorgeous two tone paint scheme!🤪🤪


   
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Mark Sweeney
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Just superb!!


   
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Jack Dodds
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Beautiful!  I have the 2-tone green coupe and love it.


   
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Bob Jackman
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Have them all, love them all. John, I agree with your comments both of the beauty of the 41/42 Cadillacs and also the quality of these GLM models.


   
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John Merritt
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Another '41 Cadillac model from my collection

1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe - LE #29 of 80 in Marlboro Blue

1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC0
1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC1
1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC4
1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC5
1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC6
1941 Cadillac S62 Conv BC7

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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David H
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John, I just wanted to thank you for posting these Cadillacs.  Perhaps because of my emphasis on Packard models, I have few Cadillacs comparable to yours. Here's one that just might add to your fine showing.  Please keep your great models coming!

IMG 9404

   
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Karl Schnelle
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Is Etienne Dhont engraved on the baseplate as the pattern maker?  Or penned on as the model kit maker?


   
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David H
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@karl    Sorry.  I should have put this with the other.  

IMG 9423

   
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David H
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Found another Cadillac that I had forgotten, a limo!

IMG 9426
IMG 9429

It's listed on the bottom as "Cadillac Fleetwood."  I know that some upper series Cadillacs over the years were so labeled, so I got curious and turned to Wikipedia.

"The Fleetwood Body Company of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, was founded by Harry Urich in the nineteenth century. It began as a small community of craftsmen founded by Henry Fleetwood, Esq. of Penwortham, near Lancaster, England (the Fleetwood family flourished in England in the 17th and 18th centuries). The rich traditions of 300 years of coach-building that the Fleetwood Body Company applied to its work on cars secured for it a high reputation in automobile circles worldwide by the 1920s. Coachwork was built by Fleetwood for a variety of luxury makes through 1924. However, after the Fisher Body Corporation purchased the Fleetwood Body Company in 1925, Fleetwood bodies were reserved exclusively for Cadillac. By 1929 GM had purchased the remaining stock holdings of the Fisher Body Corporation and thus became sole owner of both the Fisher and Fleetwood companies."

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Christopher Moroni
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Love all these Cadillacs!


   
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John Merritt
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Another model from my 1941 & 1942 Cadillac sub-collection

1942 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Town Brougham Sedan by Derham - Stamp Models, LE #84 of 99

1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O0
1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O1
1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O4
1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O5
1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O6
1942 Cadillac FW 60S Twn Car O7

 

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


   
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David H
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What about this forgotten Cadillac?  Does anyone remember it?  Or even want to?

IMG 9431
IMG 9433

   
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Christopher Moroni
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Nice 1942 Cadillac... so many hash marks (which are directional)... those on the skirts, however, appear to be going in the wrong direction. Oops! 🤔 🤔 

That 1978 Seville is also nice. I think these cars are appreciated a bit more today than in 1978.

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Ed Davis
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@jcarnutz 

You have a very nice set of 1941 and 1942 Cadillacs.

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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