1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Black/Red Restored
There are few cars that offer such distinctive styling and represents an era in American auto design the way that the 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible does. With it’s towering fins and bomb-shaped taillamps balanced by it’s low slung body with tapered lines, the ’59 Series 62 has become coveted by Cadillac collectors and collectors of American classic cars alike. VIN # is 59F096142.
This car benefitted from a frame on cosmetic restoration which was completed in September of 2007 and it has only been driven very sparingly since then. Mileage shows 44,000 which appears to be correct but cannot be confirmed.
During the restoration, the car was painted in a 2 stage urethane paint. In October 2008, the car was again wet sanded and buffed to an incredible shine. This car is very straight and show worthy. A tall statement for such a large car.
When I last viewed the car, it presented beautifully. The car had been waxed and buffed by a professional detailed for 6 hours until the black paint looked deep and rich. The new red leather interior showed flawlessly (by the way, black is the original color of this car). The glass was pristine and the chrome was shining. The car looked very well cared for and was a pleasure to photograph. The pictures really speak very clearly about the overall condition of the car.
The owner has also rebuilt the top half of the motor, carb etc. The car started and drove smoothly on the day that I saw it. No smoke or hesitation whatsoever. It is a very strong driving and shifting car.
Specs for the Series 62 include:
Engine: 390 c.i. V8, cast iron head and block
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Induction: Carter 4-barrel carburetor
Maximum Power: 325 bhp at 4800 rpm
Maximum torque: 435 lb-ft at 3400 rpm
Top Speed: 121 mph 0-60 mph: 11 sec
Transmission: GM TurboHydramatic Automatic
Body/Chassis: Steel body on steel X-frame chassis
Steering: Recirculating ball
Wheels and Tires: Steel discs, 15 inch diameter
Brakes: Drums, 12 inch dia. (front and rear)
Front Suspension: Wishbones with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Live axle with coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Wheelbase: 130 inches
Height: 55.9 inches
Weight: 4885 lbs
Price when new: $5000
Truly a rare buying opportunity.
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1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Black/Red Restored
A few words about the current owner The current owner is a true auto enthusiast. He has owned many very special exotic cars in the past and treats all of his cars with the utmost respect.
In Summary – Beautifully restored 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
– A classic American icon that absolutely represents an era in automotive history
– Fantastic presentation in black with red interior
– A great addition to any collection
– Super Straight body panels with beautiful paint finish and interior
– Engine bay and trunk nicely detailed
– A full 20 Feet of American Iron
Vehicle Condition – – I have personally inspected and photographed this classic Cadillac. I can say with first hand experience that this car is in beautiful restored condition. A great deal of money has been spent to restore this car to as new condition. This is truly a turn key show car as well as an investment grade auto. Ready to drive, show and enjoy. No disappointments here.
Only noted flaws include:
– Radio (due to antenna) and clock are not working
– Electronic seats disconnected because buttons were sticking and might drain battery with use
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|“Excellent pre-owned/vintage condition.” |
| Year: || 1959 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 59F096142 |
| Mileage: || 44,000 || Interior Color: || Red |
| Make: || Cadillac || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |
| Model: || Series 62 || Transmission: || Automatic |
| Trim: || Restored || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Engine: || V-8 || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Options: || Convertible || Sub Model: || Beautiful |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || Black |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller |