The Auburn Auction

Lot 21
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

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1953 Cadillac  Series 62 Convertible

CHASSIS NO: 536217944

• Excellent restoration
• Finished in desirable Pastoral Blue
• Two-tone leather interior
• Autronic Eye option
• Classic 1950s cruiser

331 cid OHV V-8 engine rated at 160 HP, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 126”

For 1953, Cadillac was on top of its game with a dazzling display of fine cars that showed the world just how gorgeous a car could be. Offering no less than eight different models, buyers could choose from a luxury sedan to a sporty convertible, but all had one thing in common; extravagance beyond compare and a multitude of options that explored the absolute pinnacle of comfort in a way that no other car could. Indeed, Cadillac had a banner year for 1953 with 109,651 cars produced.

Of all those Cadillacs built for 1953, only 8,367 were Series 62 convertibles like the one offered here, and it became the company’s best selling convertible. Wearing a restoration that was commissioned in 2006, this beautiful example of Cadillac’s heritage is finished in desirable Pastoral Blue with a two-tone light and dark blue leather interior. For sheer size and elegance, this is a Cadillac that speaks to an era of when bigger was better. Cadillac spared no expense in its design for 1953 with massive chrome bumpers both fore and aft that featured rocket nose accents that were pointing the way to America’s future in space. The quality of the restoration of this car is clearly apparent in its immaculate paint, brilliant chrome, and tidy interior, all of which were finished with the highest level of craftsmanship in its restoration. The paint on this car is superb while all chrome has wonderful shine. All exterior trim was fully restored and its fit and finish is excellent. The blue canvas convertible top is new and presents as nearly new. This Cadillac rides on its factory steel rims with the “sombrero” hubcaps and wide whitewall tires for an exceptional look. Since its full restoration this Cadillac has been expertly maintained and shows very little wear. It also runs and drives as well as its looks and was recently refreshed with an oil and filter change, and a flush and refill of all hydraulics including the power windows and power steering system. The brake fluid was also flushed and changed, and it also received a wheel alignment.

There just aren’t that many cars that can command the attention of a 1950s cruiser and this 1953 Cadillac Series 62 convertible is a car that owns the boulevard. Style, class, size, and elegance all come together in this Cadillac that will most certainly be the hit at any show.

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