We know why you stopped to look at this 1957 Cadillac Series 62 coupe, and it's the same reason plenty of folks will stop and stare at you when you're driving it. In fact, we know you really will be cruising this one everywhere. There was a recent professional restoration that not only adds shine to the car, but also gives you terrific features for the modern road, including cold-blowing air conditioning and an overdrive transmission.
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restoration that took place only about three years ago and less than 3,000 miles ago. So yes, the coupe is just as fresh and bright in person as it is in the pictures. It was given a Pearl White Metallic professional respray with a sleek black to showcase the hardtop roof. So like Humphrey Bogart in his Casablanca tuxedo, it's a formal look with a showboat level of flair. And the high-gloss shine loves to showcase the Caddy's artful lines. We know you're also looking at all the detail pictures to make sure all that intricate chrome trim is in place. And we're happy to tell you this car is complete and mirror-like from the Dagmar caps all the way down to the jet-inspired taillights. And speaking of the rear section, no one did it better than Cadillac in the '50s. From the tail fins, to the wraparound bumpers that also house the exhaust, this is pure art on wheels.
The black and white theme continues inside. It's a custom presentation that was carefully done to never feel out of place in this upper-class 1950s machine. So the pattern on the side panels coordinates with the sofa-like seating, and there's plenty of tasteful bright trim everywhere. The thin/grippy steering wheel and artful gauges are part of a true vintage car experience. What is less noticeable, but very welcomed, are the well-integrated upgrades. This has been sprayed with modern Lizard Skin sound insulation under the interior. The radio is a retro-style unit that has an AM/FM digital tuner, connects to a CD changer hidden in the glovebox, and there's even an aux input for the most modern music players. And there's nothing better on a sunny day than being able to roll down all the windows on a pillarless hardtop and still remain cool thanks to R134a air conditioning. After all, this is a full-sized luxury classic, so you want the right features to keep everyone cool, comfortable, and happy.
Cadillac's 365 cubic-inch motor fills this engine bay properly with big V8 power. This tidy presentation is your first hint that the motor was completely rebuilt during the restoration. Even the details are nice, like the new wiring harness and dual electric fans. As you look underneath, you'll see everything from the powder-coated frame to the stainless dual exhaust. It's a reminder that this has been a comprehensive build. The motor fires up with gusto, and with a four-barrel carburetor, this large hardtop coupe has the kind of legs to be peppy around town and cruise on the highway. That's why you'll love the upgrade to a 700R4 four-speed automatic transmission with highway-ready overdrive. Plus, there's power steering, power brakes and the upgrade to modern Vogue polished alloys allows for modern cruising tires.
Classic Cadillacs are a rare treat to possess. So when you can find one that has been restored to be enjoyed in modern times, then you know it will be going fast. Call today!!!