Lot Number
453
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1950 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe

Sold For $55,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Auctions - HERSHEY 10 - 11 OCTOBER 2019


Engine No.
Body No.
506248889
2977
  • Rare convertible coupe body style
  • Well-preserved older restoration
  • Ten years in current ownership
  • Documented with factory build record

The Cadillac Series 62 received a gentle makeover for 1950, though the design retained signature features such as the majestic egg-crate grille and swooping skirted rear fenders. In terms of aesthetics and driver visibility, the model was improved with the introduction of a one-piece full-width windshield and pillarless window styling provided by new Ventipane rear quarter-windows.

The Series 62 was powered by a 331-cubic-inch overhead-valve V-8 that Cadillac had introduced a year earlier, an engine that would go on to be one of the industry’s most successful and long-lived motors (even finding use in racing sports cars like the Allard and Cunningham). Mated to a standard-equipped Hydramatic transmission, the V-8 developed 160 hp, providing smooth power for well-appointed touring. Though Cadillac built nearly 60,000 cars for 1950, less than 12 percent were Series 62 convertible coupes, making surviving examples relatively rare.

This fetching Series 62 is a handsome and authentic example of Cadillac’s popular middle-tier model. As demonstrated by a factory build record, the convertible coupe was originally finished in French Gray paint and upholstered in a two-tone combination of blue, a color scheme the car faithfully wears today. The convertible coupe was furthermore optioned with fog lights, a heating system, and a Syncro-Matic radio before being shipped in early July 1950 to the Cadillac distributor in New York City for customer retail.

This beautiful Cadillac was acquired in late 2009 by the consignor. Under his care the convertible coupe has continued to enjoy fastidious service and maintenance as needed and currently remains well sorted for display at marque gatherings and regional concours d’elegance.



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