Rare high value 1955 Series 62, Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 2 door hardtop, drivable ,but a show car
Model #6237DX, Factory Number: 5562-570-55
Original Cadillac 250 horsepower, overhead valve V8, 4-barrel Carburetor, dual exhaust, 4 speed Hydra-Matic transmission,
12-volt ignition system, 65,828 Original miles and running like new again.
I found the car in storage in Polk City, Iowa under a tarp with junk piled all over it and on top of it. The top was dented from storing materials on its top. It appears the car was in storage for at least 40 years. The engine was froze up and not running. I don’t know the original owner but I have a copy of the old title which shows Harley Vernon Clay, Des Moines, IA purchased it on 11/26/1963 and owned it until I purchased it on 11/07/2014. The car has the original State stickers on the side windows from mostly southern States visited.
I had the car restored by Karl Performance Des Moines, Iowa. The car is all original, numbers matching and took 2+ years to finish. Complete rebuild and road tested was finished in 2016.
The engine and transmission was completely dissembled and rebuilt. The paint work and body is show quality, exceptional and a must see.
Electric seat, electric windows and radio rebuilt and working. Clock works but doesn’t keep time. Speed-odometer rebuilt.
Very minor rust repair but very extensive and expensive paint and repairs with original paint color, but added clear coat. 90% of all chrome has been re-chromed the rest is original. New original wheel covers from original Cadillac stock inventory. New Gas tank and all new rubber.
Mechanically rebuilt every component including the engine and dyno tested, transmission, brakes, tie rods, new shocks, rear axel, drive train, power steering, power brakes, generator, radiator, re-built carburetor, new exhaust system etc.
All glass is original including the State window stickers except the windshield has been replaced. All new period correct tires, including spare tire.
The entire interior including the headliner and dash is original except the carpet which was replaced to original specifications. The entire trunk interior is original except the carpet liner.
Every part was removed and tagged for repair and rebuilt before reinstallation. The car was completely stripped down with all fenders, doors, trunk lid, hood and doors removed and put on a rotisserie and bead blasted underneath and then repainted with epoxy.
Have obtained the original owner’s manual, shop manuals, and more.
Have over $110,000 invested but will Sell for $72,500 or make an offer.
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