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Specifications:250bhp, 331 cu. in. overhead valve V8 engine, three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front and rear leaf spring live axle suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"Cadillac's signature tailfins, a design hallmark that would last for more than 15 years, quietly debuted on the 1948 models. A year later, the trend setting Series 62 Coupe deVille made its debut and although styling changed from year to year, designers at Cadillac knew they had to carefully maintain design continuity.Cadillac also enhanced its image with some pretty fantastic advertising. During World War II, Cadillac ads featured action illustrations of Cadillac-powered tanks crusading through the front lines of occupied territory. By the mid 1950s these ads had changed to feature elegantly dressed women in evening wear with beautiful diamond and ruby necklaces, a return to the bread and butter of Cadillac's image. Additionally, each ad always featured a catch phrase to drive the message home that Cadillac was truly the leading name when it came to personal luxury in America. The 1955 Cadillac lineup was no exception; their slightly updated bodies and trim options defined the cars as new models, and at the soul of each Cadillac was an unmatched overhead valve V8 engine. The very elegant 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe presented here in its original colors, white with a white and blue two-tone interior is a remarkably well-preserved, highly original example. Having never been restored, the paint, chrome, interior, carpet, trunk and engine compartment are as they were in 1955. The original owner's identification card and service card is mounted under the hood, and the original owner's manual still resides in the glove compartment. Mechanically, it is reported that this Series 62 Convertible is an excellent performer. In all its years, it has only been driven 23,600 miles, which has been authenticated as original from new by an odometer disclosure statement.With the optional Sabre wheels and radio, as well as a full complement of power accessories including steering, brakes, windows, locks, and top, this Cadillac is a highly appealing example. It would be eligible for the Preservation Class at any 1950s or Cadillac friendly event, or enjoyed as a very drivable time-warp example. Either way, this remarkably original 1955 Series 62 Convertible offers its next owner a variety of options a fully restored example simply cannot.

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215: 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

Estimate $70,000 - $90,000Aug 4, 2007
5536 County Rd 11A
Auburn, IN 46706
United States
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