1959 Cadillac Series 62

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Dark Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The battle for supremacy in the luxury car market in America was waged for many years, mainly between Cadillac and Packard, with the occasional offerings from Lincoln, Chrysler, Marmon, Duesenberg and others not reaching anywhere near the same production volume, indeed, most of them failed to survive the depression of the 1930s. After World War Two the fortunes of Packard were on the wane and Cadillac for a while had things very much its own way with the Series 60 cars: these were based on a pre-war design, using a 5.6 litre side-valve V8 engine. However, the appearance of the Packard Clipper in 1946 threatened Cadillac sales, and it was clear that the car would have to be up-dated. It was by now called the Series 62, and initially attention was focussed on the coachwork, the 1948 models retaine