1955 Cadillac Series 62SOLD
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Estimate: $70,000-$90,000 US

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $66,000

250bhp, 331 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front and rear leaf spring live axle suspension and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"

The early fifties were a time of wonder and excitement in America. The war was won, the GIs had returned home and were starting families and building businesses. The economy was booming and Americans had a seemingly insatiable appetite for all products, especially automobiles. While every marque was releasing increasingly appealing and exciting products, in the eyes of consumers, there was nothing more appealing than a Cadillac.

They were on a roll – flashy styling and high performance made Cadillac the choice of the most successful of a new generation of buyers. Young and exciting, Cadillac displaced Packard as the leader in the fine car market. History would record that these factors would combine to stimulate the most exciting era of automotive excess.

The distinctive tailfin styling that Harley Earl had worked into Cadillac ’ s design since the late thirties was now an accepted Cadillac feature. They balanced the massive front bumpers, egg crate grille and Dagmar bullets and carried on the P-38 Lightning fighter theme with simulated air intakes in the front of the rear fenders. Wheelwells both front and back had squared off tops that balanced the horizontal chrome fender and sill moldings. All models now featured the ess-shaped “ Florentine curve ” introduced in 1954s hardtop coupes that gracefully flowed from the roofline molding into the wraparound rear window trim.

Also in 1955, Cadillacs came standard with GM ’ s smooth shifting Hydramatic automatic transmission and featured an array of comfort and convenience accessories, many of which were standard equipment on the Series 62. Owning a 1955 Cadillac was a statement of success and accomplishment that was unchallenged.

The very elegant 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible presented here was restored only five years ago. Cosmetically, the Cadillac was refinished in black and fitted with a new red and white two-tone interior. During the mechanical side of the restoration, the engine was given a valve job and the rocker arm assemblies were replaced. Repairs were made to the radiator and a new convertible top motor was installed.

A highly presentable example in excellent mechanical condition, this Series 62 Convertible requires nothing except an enthusiastic new owner who will take advantage of the myriad classic car motoring opportunities this Cadillac presents.

Reference Number 11111

as of 7/11/2007

Car 1955 Cadillac Series 62
VIN 556272865 
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