Around 1953, General Motors was on all cylinders, dazzling America with its traveling Motorama displays of show and concept cars. On the street, GM vehicles exhibited style that was above reproach, and this 1953 Cadillac Series 62 is a great example of GM’s mojo of the time.
The Series 62 was Cadillac’s bread and butter, consisting of a sedan, hardtop coupe, Coupe de Ville, and convertible. If you wanted the Joneses to know you’ve made it, you’ll pull into your driveway with a Series 62 convertible like this. Seller says the restoration was recently completed (with “too many things to write it all here”) but that “almost everything is new on the car, including the wiring harness .” In a nod to modernity, you can hook up an iPod to the AM-FM radio despite the fact the stock Wonderbar radio is in the dashboard. Perfect for cruising down Wilshire, right?
But $90,000 for a Cadillac convertible?
Seller claims that the price is in line for a car of this stature based on several esteemed price guides. But think of it this way: the Motorama-inspired Eldorado convertible, an even more deluxe convertible that is a rolling paean to Harley Earl’s greatness, goes for close to $250,000 these days, making this lowly Series 62 convertible a bargain.