- Item Location:
- ARLINGTON, TX
- Series 62
- Datsun Rally Red
- White and Red
- Seller: classical
- Phone: (682) 429-1010
1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible with Continental Kit
Though the popular Cadillac Sedan de Ville was GM division’s first of four models during 1956, the Cadillac Series 62 became an exemplary second-choice, especially convertible styling.
Cadillac Series 62 Model History: The 1954 model year turned out impressive for Cadillac, starting with a redesign of basic Series 62 models. The new Caddy was lower, sleeker, and featured exhaust tips that exited through upswept bumper extensions. A wraparound windshield completed flowing good looks. Series 62 vehicles came available in a variety of body styles, including a 4-door sedan, 4-door Sedan De Ville, 2-door hardtop Coupe De Ville, and highly popular 2-door convertibles. Specifically for 1956 buyers, the Series 62 collection received a facelift, further accentuating its lengthy, elegant stance.
For all Series 62 Cadillacs in 1956, engine displacement was increased to 365cid with general horsepower of 285. Most unique with the featured car is that the engine when rebuilt was fitted with two-4-bbl carburetion from the Eldorado engine rated at 310 horsepower. Also to correct earlier weak transmissions, 1956 Series 62 models received a major upgrade to their Hydra-matic units. For these particular reasons, potential buyers are obtaining a most reliably favored Cadillac in 1956. Also, for those more interested in modification, it is an excellent condition find for a custom build project.
Vehicle features: 365cid with two-4-bbls generating up to 310-hp, rebuilt power-train prior to 1988, PB, PS, Hydra-matic trans, working heater, power windows, and seats, functioning radio and dash instrumentation, beautifully restored interior and trunk, perfect convertible function and condition quality, new wide-white rubber all around with matching spare, extra parts and history goes with purchase, perfect chrome, perfectly fitted continental kit, fender skirts, concealed in Datsun Rally Red acrylic enamel sprayed in 1990 but showing few road-ding-badges. The car also comes with an extra generator, starter, radio, water pump, historic photos, background information, and numerous progressive history photos.
According to “Hagerty Pricing Value Guide,” April 2015, a Series 62 Cadillac convertible as shown is a high Condition 3: A Cadillac close to Condition 2 or 1 quality with slight improvements necessary such as paint refreshment. Few if any interior upgrades necessary. Number 3 convertible cars drive and run well with minor tuning. The top will function correctly, fit and seal well, and additionally appear as convertible-original. Such cars though not generally driven daily are most certainly ready for any long touring without excuses. A casual passerby would not find any visual flaws. Very-Good is an appropriate description of a Condition 3 historic vehicle. There were 46,000 original miles logged on the car before restoration.
FOR SALE at $56,000.00 or nearest best offers considered.