1957 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille
Chassis no. 5762137619
Cadillac was riding high in the '50s as the premier American builder of luxury motorcars. In keeping with the style of the times, a new X-braced chassis frame enabled the 1957 Cadillacs to feature longer, lower bodies - thirteen styles in total - all of which sported dual rear lights and tail fins larger than before. General Motors' chief stylist Harley Earl had introduced tail fins on the 1948 Cadillacs, and the device would reach its zenith in 1959 before fading away. The Series 62 Coupe DeVille was built on the 129.5" wheelbase chassis and, like all '57 Cadillacs, came with a 300bhp V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering and power-assisted brakes.
Finished in Orion Blue with an Alpine White top, this top-of-the-line Coupe DeVille was the car you bought when you had made it to the corner office. Retailing for over $5,000 new, it was fully loaded from the factory with few available options.
This Caddy shows just under 71,000 miles on the clock, a figure that appears original based on the presentation of the car. Its chrome trim shows well and all of the hard to find pieces are present. Inside the dark blue broadcloth is in serviceable condition while the dash is in nice shape save for some shrinkage in the padding and upholstery on top.
Ready to be brought back to its former glory, it will surely prove itself to be just as luxurious today as it was when it was new with a bit of fettling and restoration.
- Please note that the chassis number listed for this vehicle is actually its engine number and its title is in transit.