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1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
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Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition
$60,500.00 None Auction Results
Description: 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island Collector Car Auction
Amelia Island, Florida
March 13, 2010
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot 208 - Sold at a price of $60,500


230 bhp, 331 cu. in. V8 engine, Hydra-Matic Drive four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129"


Throughout the 1950s, the Series 62 models represented the core of Cadillac's popularity, sales and style while encompassing all forms of body styles, including pillared sedans and coupes, DeVille hardtops and sporting convertibles such as the Series 62 Convertible Coupe and the top of the line Eldorado. Benefiting from Harley Earl's acclaimed design leadership at GM, all Series 62 models remain highly coveted today for their balance of Cadillac's cultivated design heritage with the cutting-edge stylistic advancements of the era.


Changes for the carefully refined Series 62 models of 1954 most notably included a three-inch wheelbase extension accommodating a longer, lower and sleeker body shell. Other prominent design cues included a handsome egg-crate grille, an inverted gull-wing front bumper with pronounced "Dagmar" bullet fairings and the fashionable wraparound windshield of the limited-production 1953 Eldorado. At the rear, a redesigned bumper incorporated dual exhaust outlets.


Engine output was also substantially increased for 1954, with Cadillac's stellar V8 engine now producing 230 hp, thanks to subtle engineering enhancements including new aluminum-alloy pistons, while maintaining the original 331 cubic inch displacement. Power was delivered by a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, while automatic windshield washers, power steering and a 12-volt electrical system became standard Series 62 features.


The Series 62 Convertible Coupe weighed nearly 4,600 pounds and was priced from $4,404 when new in 1954. Just 6,310 examples of this image-leading automobile were originally produced, with each surviving example remaining highly prized by today's collectors. The example offered here continues to benefit from a body-off restoration and was purchased during the summer of 2009 by the current owner, who is a knowledgeable Cadillac enthusiast. Finished in red with a red leather interior and a white vinyl convertible top, the Cadillac includes such desirable features as power-operated windows, a Wonderbar radio and the Autronic-Eye automatic headlight dimmer. Recently detailed, this impressive 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe is a fine example of one of Cadillac's most desirable and enduring automobiles.
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