1954 Cadillac Series 62

Eldorado Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    546272026
  • Lot number 
    28
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

US title & EU customs cleared
Chassis # 546272026

- No reserve
- The American Dream with its charm and excesses
- Absolute top of the range
- Power and wealth
- In very good condition

In 1949, while its competitors still had side-valve engines, Cadillac had its new V8 with more advanced overhead valves. In the mid-1950s, Cadillac's engines from 5.4-liters to 5.9-liters developed between 230 and 300bhp depending on the year and the versions. This set of qualities made Cadillac cars of for the elite of that era: politicians, celebrities, businessmen or gangster, the brand become synonymous with high-end automobiles that were undisputed and unmatched in luxury and specifications. One might also note some level of athletic prowess, one of the most famous being the performance at the 1950 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans a Series 61 coupe, in almost standard, driven by Briggs Cunningham