Open Roads, March | Lot 131
1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Offered From A Private Collection
€75,000 - €100,000 EUR | Not Sold
| Limburg, Germany
17 - 25 March 2021
- Equipped with 345 hp, 390 cu. in. V-8 and automatic transmission
- One of Cadillac’s most dramatic and elegant cars
- Accompanied by a copy of its original build sheet from GM Historical Archives
Both when new and today, many would argue that Cadillac’s sixth-generation Series 62 model was amongst the most beautiful automobiles ever built by the fabled marque. Its iconic, accentuated tail fins followed by dual bullet-style headlights made the car an instant hit among American motorists. The design ethos, as penned by then GM head of design Bill Mitchell, would mimic the American optimism for more grand cars. It was the Series 62 that would capture the elegance and prestige that the ostentatious and heavily chromed American cars of the ’50s could only dream of.
A copy of its build sheet from GM Historical Services shows that it was originally finished in Beaumont Beige over a Saddle interior. An inspection was carried out by the Cadillac specialists at Tom’s Club Service in Hahnstätten, Germany in March of 2021 with a written report available to view in the car’s history file. This indicates that the car is in working order at the time of inspection. A paint meter reading shows that paint thickness remains consistent throughout, leading the inspectors and the consignor to believe that the vehicle is unrestored.
Celebrated but seldom seen in Europe, these cars are representative of the post-war boom seen in the United States through the 1950s and early 1960s. Representative of realizing one’s own American dream, there is perhaps no better way to enjoy top-down leisurely motoring than from behind the wheel of a Cadillac.