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- Series 62
- Red & White
- Seller: garagekept
- Phone: 616-888-3230
1958 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
- Florida Car
- Same Owner for 40 Years
- Black over Red/White Interior
- 365ci/335hp V8 with Automatic
- 85k Original Miles
- Routinely Serviced with many rebuilt components
During the 1950s, there were few cars that came more luxurious or larger than the Cadillac. No other car than a Cadillac convertible could symbolize to your neighbors, your community or even the world that you had "arrived". More popular than even the DeVille, The Series 62 was the sales leader for Cadillac. Although the fifth generation Series 62 was introduced in 1957 and was only carried through 1958 they still represent one of the most stylish and well received examples available to collectors today. For 1957, Cadillac dramatically restyled its lineup, creating a very modern looking vehicle that nodded at things to come while paying tribute to its heritage. The traditional perimeter frame was dropped and Cadillac introduced a new X-frame, which was said to allow for the body to sit lower while continuing to provide exceptional interior space. For 1958, there were a few upgrades to the model starting with a new grille featuring multiple round "bullets" at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical members. Dual headlamps were now standard equipment on production vehicles. In addition, Cadillac used small chrome fins to decorate the front fenders. The grille was now wider and new bumper guards were positioned closer to the parking lamps. Tail-fins were less pronounced and the word Cadillac now appeared on the fin's top edge and the convertibles used decorative lower rocker moldings that flowed into the polished wheel lip moldings.
Offered here is a beautiful Cadillac Series 62 Convertible which has been in the same ownership for the last 40 years. Originally from Florida with only 85,000 miles on the odometer, this gorgeous drop top is finished in Black with a White convertible top and was treated to an older cosmetic restoration. The paint presents well with a nice luster but there are fine swirl surface scratches and minor blemishes in the paint throughout. The exterior chrome was re-plated, and all the stainless trim was restored several years ago and has been well maintained. Rearview mirrors and door handles are showing some patina and light pitting. The power folding soft convertible top is in good condition, clean and free of any rips our tears and works well. The rear window is clear with only some slight scratches in the clear plastic.
The Red & White combination leather interior possesses some typical signs of past driver enjoyment, but overall continues to show exceptionally well with no rips or tears. The seat cushions support passengers very well, and the leathers remains exceptionally soft. Drivers will appreciate the power steering, power brakes and the Autoronic Eye (automatic headlight dimmer), and day/night rear-view mirror, and windshield washer. While all the occupants will enjoy the air conditioning, Wonderbar AM radio with rear speaker, power windows, E-Z-Eye tinted glass, passenger visor vanity mirror.
Under the hood remains the factory correct 365ci OHV V8 producing 310 horsepower and 405 ft. lbs. of torque. The engine compartment is clean and presents as well maintained with many new parts such as fuel pump, fresh tune-up with new spark plugs, plug wires, and distributor cap, fresh coolant hoses and the air conditioning has been recently serviced. The chassis and underbody are unrestored with no indications of rust or accident repair. The chassis has been well maintained including new rear springs and shocks, new fuel lines and the gas tank has been restored. Power is transferred to Cadillac's durable Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with standard 3.07:1 rear axle gearing allowing for superb highway travel. The combination rolls on steel 15" wheels with US Royal Safety 800 820-15 bias ply white wall tires and polished wheel covers. Included is a cache of extra parts and receipts outlining the maintenance.
This 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible brings a noticeable presence to the road and is truly gorgeous and meant to cruise the boulevard in style! Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.