Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
While Cadillac styling was refined from year to year, it nonetheless retained its basic essence until 1959, when unprecedented levels of flamboyance were reached. The 1958 Series 62 model line, in contrast, is increasingly appreciated today for its somewhat more subdued, elegant, and stately overall theme.
In addition to the new dual-headlamp treatment, major stylistic updates included a revised grille that was widened to include small, round cleats where the vertical and horizontal bars met. Meanwhile, the rear-wheel housings were unskirted and accented by five longer wind splits on either side. As before, the basic 365 cubic inch V-8 delivered a stout 310 bhp with a single four-barrel carburetor, and it was mated to a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
310 bhp, 365 cu. in. V-8 engine, single Carter four-barrel carburetor, Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5"
Source: RM Auctions
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