This is the car that defines 1950s cool. A rare factory black 1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is the ultimate expression from the brand that was truly the "Standard of the World." So when it's a numbers-matching car that's as correct and complete as this one, you're looking at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at excellence.
Dressed in basic black, this is a Cadillac that gets attention. Like Humphrey Bogart in a tuxedo, the formal color is ideal for a showboat like this droptop. The factory-correct glossy appearance highlights the shape and the details from an era when designers were in charge at the car companies. Bodywork is excellent, and since there are no replacement panels for these cars, you know you're pretty much looking at all steel from the Cadillac craftsmen nearly 60 years ago. The rear quarter panels are perhaps the largest ever stamped, and they're laser straight. We know you are 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.
Inside, there's just no question that this is a product of the rock-and-roll decade. The appeal of these sofa-like seats is black and white, literally. The leather seating with button-top brightwork is factory-correct, and reminds us all that true class has a timeless elegance. The rest of the interior is nothing but a great coordinating festival of black, white, and chrome. You see this on everything from the original door panels, to the carpeting, to the steering wheel, to the boot cover for the convertible top. The whole shining package makes you want to crank up the Elvis tunes and go for a cruise. The dash is original equiptment as well, and the dazzling chrome instrument panel will most definitely remind you of a Wurlitzer jukebox. Best of all, this convertible comes with a factory power top and power windows. So it only takes the touch of a few switches to go from enclosed luxury, to open to the world – you don't even have to leave the driver's seat!
Cadillac's 365 cubic-inch motor fills this engine bay properly with big V8 power. This numbers-matching original unit looks fantastically well presented with the blue block and valve covers hiding under the tidy black belts, hoses, and air grabber. The motor fires up with ease, which is true sign that this was well maintained. With a four-barrel carburetor, this large hardtop coupe has the kind of legs to be peppy around town and cruise at 75 MPH on the highway. And the dual exhaust has a nice rumble that reminds you of a classic American V8 without jeopardizing the Cadillac's luxury atmosphere. Cadillac pioneered automatic transmissions in 1941, and the unit living behind the V8 shifts crisply and has that unique Hydramatic feel to it that suggest precision machinery at work. Add in power steering and power brakes, and this makes for an effortless classic cruiser. The final touch are the whitewall tires on the bright Caddy factory wheel covers that complete the black, white, and chrome uniform feeling throughout this impressive classic.
As one of the most expensive vehicles of the Series 62 line, Cadillac only produced 9,000 examples for the unique '57 model year. And you know few survived to look this fantastic. Plus, with plenty of paperwork in the sale, including multiple owner/operating manuals and maintenance receipts, this is a true cut-above classic. So it's time to act on this Cadillac today before it's gone tomorrow. Call now!!