For Sale: 1955 Cadillac Series 62 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille - All Original, Survivor - 331ci V8 - Recent Motor Overhaul - Starts, Runs, and Drives Exceptionally Well - Priceless Patina (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 135 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Favorite of All Nations �€" 1955 Cadillac magazine advertisement headline The Cadillac ad went on in beautifully written copy: At a conservative estimate, fifty per cent of all the motorists in America would rather own a Cadillac than any other automobile. But what is equally important, this desire to own and drive the car of cars is shared by people throughout the civilized world. In virtually every nation where the Cadillac car is seen and driven, it is the overwhelming favorite! This is, we think, entirely logical. For Cadillac's virtues are too apparent to be overlooked anywhere. The car's inspiring beauty... its magnificent performance...its extraordinary luxury... simply have no counterpart on the world's highways. Why not visit your Cadillac dealer soon-and discover these remarkable qualities for yourself in the 1955 Cadillac. We know you'll agree that Cadillac is indeed The Standard of the World! The Mad Men guys sure knew how to describe a car for maximum appeal. Offered here is a 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille in two-tone brown-and-cream-white over light-tan. The car is a true survivor in all-original, lightly patina-ed condition, with a recently overhauled engine. The original mileage shown on the odometer is 37,266 miles, or just 564 miles per-year on average since new. The full range of owner literature and period documentation is included in the sale showing the Cadillac was purchased by Edward F. Woods from the Ruby Oldsmobile-Cadillac-GMC Truck dealership in Pontiac, Illinois on June 16, 1955, and returned to Bay City, Michigan. Here's how Hagerty describes these historic cars: The 1955-56 Cadillacs were variations on the 1954 design, but were favored by a variety of drivers ranging from youthful rock-and-roll stars to graying bankers in Omaha. Subtle changes fore and aft, revised side trim and other detail tweaks kept buyers happy. The 1956 Coupe de Ville was elegantly refined and its new companion, the Sedan de Ville, was Cadillac's first four-door hardtop. Meanwhile... GM introduced a smoother shifting Hydra-Matic. New styling inspired by GM Motorama concepts and an innovative X-frame chassis enabled a 3-inch height reduction for 1957, creating a daringly modern Cadillac. Fine examples... fairly exude the panache and quality that made GM's prestige leader the Cadillac of American cars. The exterior of this fine example has been extremely well-maintained for over 65 years. Close-up photos in the gallery allow appraisal of the car's original paint. The color combination was a period creation and retains its appeal today. Chrome trim is in excellent condition overall with some light patina. The front bullet-grille, front bumper, and dual-exhaust-containing rear bumper are truly breathtaking. Design features including the rounded shape of the hardtop, wrap-around cabin glass front and rear, delicate fins incorporating the taillights, elegant chrome side trim, and gold emblems front and rear together really do mark this as the Standard of the World. The coupe body style would've been selected by well-to-do doctors, lawyers, and captains of industry; choosing a Coupe DeVille telegraphed the owner's personal power, style, and success. This example is of museum quality. Inside, the style-statement continued. Door trim incorporates tan, tufted, buttoned brocade square-pattern cloth, two shades of tan vinyl and lea

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Cadillac Series 62
  • Listing ID:CC-1528552
  • Price:$24,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Series 62
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:37266
  • Stock Number:21GKM253
  • VIN:556296430

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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