Time travel to the 50s, opulent elegance
– 5.6 m long, four-door saloon for 5 or 6 passengers
– 5.9-litres V8-cylinder petrol engine with 210 kW (286 hp) and automatic transmission
– First registration 1956 in the U.S.
– Last US title from 10/2008
– Registered in Germany to the current owner since 09.07.2012
– Read speedometer reading over 83,100 miles
– Full-length front and rear bench seats with fabric upholstery
– Various service/maintenance and repair work: Bushings, bumpers new chrome-plated etc. invested approx. €5,500 since 2013 (list available)
– New leaf springs available
– German registration documents and admission as historic vehicle
Well-preserved original and well-maintained condition with contemporary patina
When it appeared in 1940, Cadillac’s “Series 62” was the entry-level model in the luxury class. A major innovation was the slim Torpedo body, also known as the C-platform, on which various Buick and Oldsmobile vehicles were also based. There was significantly more room for shoulders and hips, and thanks to the gearshift on the steering column, the vehicle even became a full 6-seater. The streamlined, board-less design was extremely well received and helped Cadillac set a new sales record.
Customers could choose between a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, and both 2- and 4-door convertibles. Under the elongated hood with its characteristic grille, a 5.7-liter V8 provided ample torque.
Production of the 62 was halted during World War 2, only to resume unchanged in May 1946. Over the next 18 years, the 62 was frequently modified and equipped with even more powerful V8 engines. After nearly 1,400,000 units sold, the 62 was replaced by the Calais models in 1964.