To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 5762040377
Estimate: $ 70,000 - $ 90,000 US
The famous Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, upon introduction, was widely regarded as one of the most renowned automobiles to travel the world’s highways and is rightly considered as a motorcar of special distinction. Cadillac’s styling artistry shines through, as does the highly respected Cadillac engineering. It displayed a new, close-to-the-road styling that was immediately apparent in the forward rake of the hood and the massive, distinctively styled grille. The trunklid and rear fenders were of equal height, with the accents of subtle fins, and it produced an effect of greater width.
The Series 62 Cadillac is powered by a 365-cid, 300-hp V-8 engine equipped with a four-barrel carburetor and matched to a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. This convertible is presented in a light yellow that appears quite similar to 1957 Cadillac Code 40 Leghorn Cream; this is richly accented with a Navy blue soft-top that is power-operated and also a Navy-toned boot. The interior is presented in a similar shade of yellow with a second color of Navy blue. The data tag photo indicates that this car was originally Code 12 Alpine White with a Code 28A interior, which translates to Dark Red and White leather, although we are unaware of when this changeover in presentation may have occurred. This elegance remains with this well-received car that was high on many buyers list when new. It is equipped with power steering and brakes; AM radio with rear speaker, covered spare, jack, factory wheel covers and wide whitewalls.
The Series 62 convertible, in every respect, was considered a masterpiece of Cadillac styling and design. Reliable sources show that 9,000 similar cars were built in 1957, and ownership was truly a symbol of one’s personal arrival. 1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible