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Cadillacs were truly the envy of the elite in the 1950s. But this 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Special Sport Convertible was the range-topper that even made Caddy owners jealous. It's a distinct drop-top with unique design touches and the elegance of a tuxedo, and a multi-year restoration means this continues to drive with upper-class distinction today.
Cadillacs of this era are a true exercise in style. Everything from the gold emblem in front, to the saber-spoke wheels was designed to get noticed. Plus, the Eldorado was its own special designation in 1955 that gave this a unique set of rear fenders. It took the rounded tailfin and gave it a rocket-like profile. And everything from the sharp lines to the double lights shows that this new design is what set Cadillac on its path to some of the most iconic lines ever. There were less than 4k Eldorado Special Sport convertibles made in this landmark year, and nearly 70 years later, how many do you think survived to look this good? The reason for such a solid overall presentation on this example is that it has seen proper care. We're told it has been with the same family for over 40 years, and this went through a multi-year restoration about a decade ago. So the black paint has a piano-luster that lets the sunlight show off the sheet metal's unique mix of rounded curves and crisp lines. Plus, we know you are checking out the brightwork. The Series 62 was in the era of the Dagmar, and so the front bumper has two shining chrome torpedoes outstretched to really own the road. These Caddys know how to make a big statement with big brightwork (including the added continental kit on the rear,) but, arguably, the real elegance is in the subtle touches. It's the little details, like the way exhaust is routed through the rear bumper and the front fender has a small skirt to let the trim run continually from the front bumper to behind the door.
The black convertible top has a clean and elegant style, but it gets even better when you take it down. The seating is a two-tone with a bright button-top style but the supple leather is a fresher investment from the full resonation. It sets off a theme for the interior that's a great coordinating festival of black, white, and chrome. You see this on everything from the door panels, to the new carpeting, to the steering wheel. The dash keeps its original feel, and the dazzling chrome instrument panel will most definitely remind you of a Wurlitzer jukebox. The whole shining package is complete and authentic, right down to the AM radio that's there for display. Cadillac luxury means practically powering everything - including the windows, seat, and convertible top.
Cadillac's 331 cubic-inch engine was the icon of the industry, and so we're happy to see such a clean and authentic V8 still in the engine bay today. In fact, the engine stamp matches the plastic serial tag on the car (leading us to believe a true numbers-matching motor.) General Motors was only beginning to spread V8s to the rest of its family of cars during this era. So, Cadillac still reigned supreme with this big motor that carried a quarter larger displacement than anything available at Chevrolet. But, where Chevy was beginning the business of hot rodding, this Cadillac's cubic inches and single four-barrel carb were utilized to make sure comfort was achieved at every speed. We're told this motor was rebuilt during the restoration, and its strong but smooth nature reinforces that feeling. And so it continues to be a true cruiser thanks to good features like the Hydramatic automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes.
The sale comes complete with photos and receipts documenting this car's quality restoration. This is beauty, elegance, rarity, and distinction that defines an era for Cadillac. So if you're ready for vintage upper-class cruising, call today!