Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Although Cadillac designs are most often remembered for their radical departure from convention, by the end of the 1950s, notable styling revisions were introduced in the earlier part of the decade as well. For 1950, Cadillacs were redesigned with lower and sleeker contours, long rear decks, sweeping front fenders and a broken rear fender line. The egg crate grille became even larger, and the hood extended out further than before. A one-piece windshield, round parking lights and long tailfin rear fenders with imitation chrome air slots rounded out the new-for-1950 Cadillac Series 61 and 62 line of cars. While both series lacked rocker panel moldings and quarter panel underscores, the Series 62 was in part differentiated by the presence of rear Ventipanes. Additionally, hydraulic window lifts and a Hydra-Matic transmission were made standard on Series 62.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania, in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
160 bhp, 331 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"
Source: RM Auctions
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