SUPERB RESTORED EXAMPLE Brand Cadillac Type Series 62 Convertible Color Dark Red Interior Black Year of build 1953 Price € 130.000,- 1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE Superb restored example Nut and bolt restored in Denmark including engine, gearbox, hydraulics Newly delivered in Denmark so fitted with kilometer indicator Absolute stunning appearance. The restoration has cost much more then the current asking price of the car An American car in the Houtkamp Collection. A lot of people don’t expect that. Honestly we neither, but this example is absolutely amazing and so incredibly beautiful that we were more then willing to welcome her in the collection. We have to be honest that this Cadillac does not belong to us. The car is owned by a gentlemen who bought some very nice cars from us. His quality level is extremely high and he is always looking for the best of the best. When he saw this Cadillac at a show in Germany he decided to buy the car. The condition is so extremely unique that it will be hard to find a 2nd. example but unfortunately due to the amount of cars in the collection of the owner, he is not using the car enough and as you can imagine the Cadillac takes some spac
The end of World War II signaled a dramatic shift in the American auto industry. Car production had halted suddenly in 1942 as factories were retooled for the war effort. Now that the conflict was over, auto production could resume, but the problem for many was that design and development of new models had all but halted during the war, so most manufacturers had to make do with hastily refreshed versions of their existing pre-war models. In the case of Cadillac, however, the outlook was rather bright because that meant resuming production of the brilliant Series 62. For post-war models, the front end design was subtly reworked with a new grille, and the fender profile tweaked with beautiful effect. The proud grille and the flowing, beautifully contoured body would serve as the basis for Cadillac’s design language through the rest of the 1940s and into the early 50s. As was the norm for Cadillac, numerous body styles were available, with the convertible the ultimate of the two-door Series 62. Cadillac still considered itself “The Standard of the World” in this era, and the cars were lavishly equipped with automatic transmissions, the 346 cubic inch monoblock V8 engine, leather upholstery, power accessories and so forth. The model proved very popular with buyers, remaining essentially unchanged through 1947, with nearly 40,000 units of the Series 62 sold. Of that total, just 6,755 left the factory wearing the Model 6267 Convertible Coupe body. Today’s collectors covet the Series 62 convertible for its remarkable drivability, gorgeous lines and Full Classic status as sanctioned by the Classic Car Club of America. This beautiful 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible benefits from a comprehensive, body-off restoration completed within the last few years. It is a well-sorted and fabulous driving example finished in a gorgeous shade of steel blue metallic over a dark blue interior and tan canvas top. A large cache of photos documenting the restoration process show the car was a complete and generally sound example to start with, before the body was removed from the chassis, and all components were stripped, refinished and rebuilt as necessary. The body was jigged and repaired before being refinished in this very attractive steely blue-gray shade. Receipts show a great number of original and NOS trim parts were sourced, and a new interior and top fabricated. The Cadillac presents in lovely condition, with the restoration still appearing crisp and attractive. Paint quality is very good atop straight and well-aligned panels, while the chrome and stainless brightwork is excellent. Riding on fresh Firestone 7.00 – 15 whitewall bias-ply tires with iconic “sombrero” hubcaps adorning the wheels, it sits properly on the road. Cadillac’s stunning original design looks particularly good in this dark color with a hint of metallic to catch the light. It is surely one of the most beautiful American cars of the era. As part of the restoration, the interior was completely retrimmed at great expense. Gorgeous dark blue leather covers the seats and door cards, accented with beige Bedford cord fabric on the seat backs and door panel inserts. Blue carpets are in excellent condition, protected by overmats, and the dash is painted to match the body. Leather on the seats is still in very fine order, showing only the very slightest bit of creasing in the driver’s seat from light use. The interior is well equipped with an original radio, power windows, and a quartz-converted original clock. The large and complex power-operated convertible top frame was fully disassembled and meticulously restored, with the chrome and paint finishes returned to original spec. This process alone accounted for many thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of labor. The frame was then covered in a tan Stayfast canvas top, along with a matching fitted boot in the same material. The trunk is well detailed in correct materials and includes an original jack, spare, and spare wheel cover. As beautiful as it is to look at, this Cadillac truly shines on the road. It runs and drives exceptionally well, starting easily “on the button” and feeling very tight and well planted on the road. These cars are favorites of CCCA CARavan tourists, as they are recognized Full Classics and they reward drivers with their effortless cruising ability. As part of the comprehensive restoration, the suspension has been rebuilt and the engine runs very strong, with crisp shifts from the Hydra-matic automatic transmission. A new and properly detailed wiring harness from the experts at YnZ’s Yesterday’s Parts ensures the major electrical functions work as they should and the car remains reliable. Underhood detailing is good; showing some light use in places where the finishes have been affected by running, but it is generally very correct and tidy. The original oil bath air cleaner is intact, as is the original glass windscreen washer bottle and proper clamps and hardware. One of the newest cars eligible for CARavan touring, and a truly wonderful machine on the road, this well-presented and desirable Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is a very good example in beautiful colors that would be equally at home at a casual show or cruising effortlessly down the road.
*** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Cadillac Series 62 cabriolet 1960 projectcar, lots of new parts A real american icon, this1960 Cadillac series 62 convertible, a good projectcar. The car is from Ontario, Canada and has canadien title ’60 CADY’. There are a lot of new parts with this car such as new windows, rubbers, carpet etc. The car pas the powerful 6384 CC V8 330 HP engine and automatic gearbox. So a really beautiful American classis car with a lot of potential. Car has Canadian title and document import duties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
Cadillac Series 62 Sedan 1962 in marvelous original condition A real survivor, this Cadillac Series 62 Sedan. Built in 1962, came from first owner and has his original first paint Sandalwood (44). The interior is fully original and in a magnificent condition. Even the bottom of the car is original and very solid. The car has the 6384 CC V8 engine and automatic gearbox. Several invoices and original manual are present. Really a very unique and rare car in this original condition and obviously a fantastic american cruiser for collectors. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
The 1940 Cadillac Series 62 marked an interesting transition for Cadillac. On one hand, it was the first year for this new model, the entry level of the Cadillac range that replaced the Series 60. It was also a car that represented an early form of “platform sharing” among General Motors products, as it shared its basic configuration with the Buick Roadmaster and Oldsmobile Series 90 among others. Exclusively for Cadillac, the body was given a wide-shoulder design that eliminated the need for large exterior running boards and lent the car a striking and modern appearance. On the other side of the coin, the 1940 models marked the end of the traditional classic era styling once and for all. The tall upright center grille was still flanked by separately mounted headlamps and “waterfall” grilles in the front wings. It was no doubt a handsome car, but the follow year saw the introduction of the new front end design with integrated headlamps and a low, wide grille. In effect, the 1941 models overshadowed the 1940 cars, but when looking back, the 1940 Cadillac Series 62 can be seen as the ultimate expression of the Art Deco and Classic Eras, a beautiful machine with fabulously detailed and streamlined front end design that was both imposing and elegant. Mechanically, the Series 62 utilized the proven and powerful 346 cubic inch Monoblock, L-head V8 engine. Customers could choose between a synchronized 3-speed manual or 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox. With 135 horsepower on tap, the performance was quite strong and these cars have always been appreciated for their fine road manners and handling. Customers loved the new Series 62, as it delivered Cadillac’s traditional quality and style in an attainable package. As a result, sales skyrocketed for both 1940 and 1941, though Series 62 production was cut short in 1942 to concentrate on the war effort. This 1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is an attractive and usable example of this sought-after pre-war Cadillac. We are very pleased to offer this car on behalf of the CCCA Educational Foundation, to which 100% of proceeds from the sale will benefit. This is a sound and solid car, presented in an attractive color combination of cream over red wheels and a red interior. Paintwork is shiny and sound, and while there are some imperfections to be found, it is generally rather good looking with nice paint on straight, solid panels. It sits proudly on proper steel wheels with original-type hub caps and wide whitewall tires. The chrome is generally fair with straight bumpers and good exterior trim, though there is some significant pitting on the die-cast grille that would benefit from restoration. The spacious interior is in good condition, trimmed in red and gray upholstery on the seats and door panels, with very good red carpeting. Interior fittings and controls all appear in good condition, with attractive, largely original chrome as well as original instruments, switchgear and a lovely ivory Bakelite steering wheel. This car is equipped with a 3-speed manual transmission, heater and radio. The convertible top, trimmed in tan canvas, is in good condition and complements the paintwork well. Cadillac’s 346 Monoblock V8 is tidy and clean in the engine bay, and while it isn’t fully detailed, it is clean and well-presented. It runs and drives quite well, delivering the easy-going road manners these cars are so well known for. This is a car that appears to have never been fully restored, instead getting restoration work done as needed over the years. As a result, it retains an appealing patina, runs and drives quite well and would make for a very nice tour car. It is also a CCCA-approved Full Classic so it is eligible for CARavan Tours and other similar events. This is a great example of a late pre-war Cadillac for an enthusiast seeking a car to drive and enjoy on a regular basis. An added bonus is that every dollar of the purchase price will benefit the CCCA Education Foundation, which works to continually promote our hobby for years to come.
Our Serie 62 Convertible left the factory in 1951, the year after the Cunningham Le Mans team proved that a Cadillac could do more than just drive "Miss Daisy". Its penultimate owner purchased it in California in 1992 and soon after had the convertible restored in time for the 1994 National Cadillac Club Show where it was judged and deemed a numbers matching Senior example, listed as # 168 in the International Cadillac LaSalle Club registry. This extensive 1994 restoration brought the car back to as-new spec, including its original color scheme of Mist Gray (paint code 10) over a red leather interior. The last owner of this Series 62 Convertible bought the car in 2007, driven it sparingly. In 2009, the engine and transmission were pulled, tested, and mechanically refreshed, while attending to electric and hydraulic systems . Since the car has been driven a mere 400 miles time enough to prove its roadability.
Power Steering Ultimate 50s fins and chrome! The outrageous Cadillac Coupe, we have rechromed rear bumper resprayed car to high standard making this car an exceptional example! These are highly collectible and have a great investment value! Car will be finished very soon....