1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698

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Lot 82
Highly original and low mileage example
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE

Sold for US$ 57,200 inc. premium
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE

Chassis no. 536273698

331ci OHV V8 Engine
Single Four-Barrel Carburetor
210bhp at 4,150rpm
Hydra-Matic Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*Beautifully presented example of the legendary 1953 Cadillac
*Striking black over red livery
*Low mileage example, with wonderful original interior
*Offered with owners and workshop manuals
*Timeless Convertible Americana



THE 1953 CADILLAC

'The Cadillac is a vehicle manifestly intended to cover long distances at a high cruising speed whilst demanding the absolute minimum of effort from the driver and imposing the smallest possible distraction upon the passengers.' It is abundantly clear from the foregoing that Motor magazine found much to commend in the Series 62 Cadillac when testing Briggs Cunningham's personal car early in 1950. Indeed, a Cunningham-entered Cadillac Coupe de Ville finished 10th at Le Mans that year, driven - in lounge suits - by the Collier brothers.

Although the body style featuring GM styling chief Harley Earl's Lockheed P38-inspired tail fins had made its debut the preceding year, 1949 was nonetheless a landmark year for Cadillac, this season's models being the first to benefit from the company's new 5.4-litre, overhead-valve V8. Replacement for Cadillac's long-running 5.7-litre side-valve unit, the new engine was untypical in having over-square bore/stroke dimensions and, despite the overhead valve gear, managed to be both more compact and lighter than its predecessor. A maximum output of 160bhp meant that 160km/h was within the reach of most models, with comfortable cruising between 130 and 150. Revisions for the succeeding few seasons were chiefly limited to styling changes. Hydraulically operated 'power' windows was a feature of the Convertible and Coupe de Ville by this time, while the Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was standardized from 1950 on all Series 62 models. The Series 62 was the larger of the two mainstream Cadillac model lines, being positioned between the 'small' Series 61 and the long-wheelbase Series 75 reserved for the Fleetwood-bodied limousines.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The most expensive model in the Series 62 line-up, this five-seater Convertible Coupe was delivered new in New Jersey, USA. One of 8,400 Convertible Coupe's produced that year by Cadillac, the car retailed at a hefty $4,144. We are advised that the new Cadillac was first registered in 1955, and then used until 1963 when it was laid-up for long term storage. The car is believed to have remained off the road for the next 45 years before being rediscovered in 2008. At this point, the car is said to have been in largely original condition and required only a partial restoration to go back on the road. This work included a repaint, installment of a new convertible top, and refurbishment of the cars chrome trim and brightwork. The Cadillac's magnificent red leather interior was left original.

This beautiful Series 62 resided in Germany until purchased by the consignor a few years back, a Belgium based enthusiast with a taste for the absolute best of the best. Today, the odometer displays less than 27,000 miles, a figure that is believed to be the cars original mileage. Offered with an original owners manual, sales brochure, engine and transmission manuals and the full workshop manual, this fine Cadillac is ready for cruising in exceptional luxury.
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1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE  Chassis no. 536273698
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