1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579

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Lot 169
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible
Registration no. USA 83 Chassis no. 546254579

£ 60,000 - 80,000
US$ 79,000 - 110,000
Amended
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible
Registration no. USA 83
Chassis no. 546254579
*One of the most sought-after of post-WW2 Cadillacs.
*Imported into the UK in 1983
*Restored to concours condition over a four-year period
*Kept in professional storage since 2010

Footnotes

  • Founded by Henry Leland and Robert Faulconer, the Cadillac Automobile Company of Detroit, Michigan completed its first car in October 1902, the firm's superior precision manufacturing technology soon establishing it as the foremost builder of quality cars in the USA. Cadillac was among the pioneers of the V8 engine and introduced the first synchromesh gearbox on its 1929 range. Always innovators in automobile technology, the company continues to produce cars recognised everywhere as symbols of wealth and prestige.

    With their jet fighter styling, glitzy chrome trim, colour-matched interiors and jukebox instrumentation, Cadillacs of the 1950s and early 1960s epitomise an era when nothing succeeded like excess. Their over-the-top tail fins remain controversial even today. General Motors' chief stylist Harley Earl had introduced fins on the 1948 Cadillacs and the device would reach its zenith in 1959 before fading away. All '54 Cadillacs came with a 331ci (5.4-litre) V8 engine producing 230bhp. Most expensive model in the Series 62 line-up, the '54 Eldorado Convertible is a milestone car and one of the most sought after of post-WW2 Cadillacs.

    Long, low and elegant, this wonderful Series 62 Eldorado Convertible dates from the middle of Cadillac's spectacular 'fins' period. A classic Cadillac 'rag top', the car was imported into the UK in the early 1980s by a previous owner and restored to concours condition over a period of four years (see previous owner's notes on file). These notes list the following equipment: power steering, power brakes, power seat, power windows, power convertible top, self-seeking radio (original), and factory fitted wire wheels.

    In 2010, the Cadillac was placed in storage with London Car Storage by the then owner, a Mr Shaker, from whom it was purchased by the current vendor in 2014. Kept stored by the vendor and described by him as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful Cadillac Eldorado convertible is offered with a V5 registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, a replacement fuel pump has been ordered and will be fitted at the vendor's expense tomorrow.
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1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible  Chassis no. 546254579
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