By Vern Parker
Prior to World War II most American automobile manufacturers were not particularly interested in making their products streamlined or fuel efficient. Producing luxury cars in that era meant making them heavy for a smooth ride and spacious for passenger comfort.
Cadillac introduced a series 62 model in 1941. One of the fastback four-door sedan models left the factory wearing a two-tone coat of paint labeled Fair Oaks over El Centro separated by Ivory pinstriping.
The handsome Cadillac was sent to the Scott-Smith Cadillac dealership in Philadelphia. With a base price of $1,495 the car was snatched up by a local resident and for the next several decades the Cadillac was to be seen in and around the Philadelphia area.