Open Roads, May | Lot 124

1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille

€45,000 - €60,000 EUR

Italy | Bergamo, Italy

19 - 26 May 2021

Chassis No.
Engine No.
Italian Libretto
  • One of 14,550 Coupe DeVilles produced for 1953 model year
  • Single ownership for more than 50 years -- from new until 2004
  • Acquired from family of original owner in 2008 and imported to Italy, where it was reportedly restored
  • Finished in Azure Blue and white with matching interior
  • 331 cubic-inch V-8 engine with Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
  • Retains numbers-matching engine
  • Frame-off restoration said to have been completed around 10 years ago included taking body down to bare metal and respraying, as well as replacing upholstery, carpeting, tires, exhaust system, and hydraulic pistons for the power windows
  • Updates focused on reliability for daily driving include an electric fuel pump, PerTronix electronic ignition, electric fan, and temperature gauge, all of which can be removed to restore factory specifications
  • Sold new in Detroit with the following factory options: Power steering, windshield washer, Cadillac wheel covers, two-tone faux leather, interior vanity mirrors, right-hand and left-hand map lights, high beam control, automatic heating system, and signal seeking pre-selector radio
  • Factory upgrades to the Coupe DeVille included dual-range Hydra-Matic transmission, stannate treated pistons, four-barrel carburetion, power windows, self-winding clock, improved turn signals, and glare-reducing mirrors
  • Rides on steel wheels with chromed covers and wide-whitewall tires
  • Accompanied by full-size spare, fire extinguisher, Automotoclub Storico Italiano certificate, and before/after photos of the restoration

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