1957 Cadillac Series 62 2 Door SedanSOLD
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Estimate: ú5,000-8,000

Sold: ú5,528

In 1949 Cadillac was entering its post-war boom. Unlike any other marque, dealers found themselves selling to 'pools' where groups of people would get together to buy one Cadillac! The company had a tough reputation to maintain, and so in 1948 chief stylist Harley Earl introduced the tail fin, inspired by the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters that had used Cadillac built engines. The tail fin lasted for well over ten years and was perhaps the most recognised styling exercise ever, also serving to bring back the car's centre of aerodynamic pressure, thus increasing high speed stability. In 1949, Harley Earl introduced new styling for the rest of the car, integrating body and 'fenders' more closely for a unified look. The Motor commented that, 'their form, like that of a salmon, is entirely suited to travel in one direction. Static pictures can do scant justice to their natural look as they glide along the road.'

This privately owned Cadillac celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is a 62 series sedan and its original production document is comes enclosed in the history file. Originally built on the 12th march 1957 in Detroit, it was number 59528 off the production line, starting its life in San Diego with its first owner. The car was brought to the UK in 1991 and has had 3 owners since its arrival with many documents from both its time in America as well as its life this side of the pond being present. It has been with its current owner for the last 4 years and has been, the vendor reports, the most wonderful friend. Proving incredibly reliable motoring whether just popping to the shops or travelling great distances for an "Elvis Convention in the country ". Even performing perfectly at its owners wedding whilst causing a most pleasant surprise for the bride with its multi-functional electric bench seat so the vendor tells me.

The car is presented as a fully working machine , complete with MOT and as well as bills, original production documents, and many useful and fascinating manuals and specification charts, including 2 certificates from the " Cherished Car Underwriting Agency " and highlighted with a 1957 " cars and parts " signature series shop manual on CD-ROM.

Reference Number 10841

as of 7/4/2007

Car 1957 Cadillac Series 62 2 Door Sedan
VIN 5762059528