1956 Cadillac Series 62 365CI V8 Convertible

Highlights


  • One of the most iconic cars from the Cadillac roster 
  • Excellent quality paintwork in Persian Green
  • Contrasting red and cream interior
  • Comes with US title and EU import documents / all taxes have been paid

The Appeal


Bold, brash and utterly American, through and through. The Cadillac Series 62 has always been an icon of the USA, but there’s none quite so synonymous with the era than the third generation. Heavy bumpers, bright colours and sweeping lines made this a car with real attitude. 

With its bright Persian Green colour scheme, the rich red and cream interior, and the enormous amounts of chrome, this is a car that sums up that post-war optimism and pride in a pinch. With its enormous size and opulent finish, it’s no surprise they were so often dubbed ‘Landyachts’ by enthusiasts.

The History and Paperwork


  • 1956 example in its original trims according to manufacturer plate
  • The last year for the opening tail-light gas filler
  • Indicates 59,338 miles (95,459km) on five-figure odometer
  • Comes with US title and EU import documents / all taxes have been paid

The Interior


  • Unchanged interior in an iconic ‘diner’ colour scheme of red and cream
  • Beautiful, well-appointed interior in sharp contrast to the outer paintwork
  • Aged patina to front seats with some cracking, commensurate with age
  • Slight texture to chromework, but still very brightly presented
  • Iconic square instruments present very nicely with no known faults
  • Red carpets appear clean and well kept
  • No excessive wear or discolouration to cream headlining
  • Boot appears in good order, with spare wheel and clean carpets

The Exterior 


  • It’s hard to overstate the impact of this beautiful car’s exterior paintwork
  • Newer soft-top
  • Bright, persian green colour scheme is clean and well kept
  • Paint shows minimal user marks but is in overall very good condition
  • Some patina to chromework commensurate with age, but still brightly presented
  • Windows and headlights show no sign of scratching, chips or cracks
  • We're informed of no issues to the underside

The Mechanics 


  • Runs but ready for some mechanical servicing
  • Engine bay appears to be clean and well kept throughout
  • The powerful Cadillac V8 looks to be in very good condition
  • 4-speed hydra-matic automatic transmission
  • We’ve not been informed of any issues with the automatic transmission

Summary


The Cadillac is about as iconic as a motor can get, and if you were to try and imagine one in your mind, it’s likely it’d look exactly like this. The kitschy colours, overblown chromework and beautiful interior make this a quintessentially American post-war luxury. 

It was often said that if you had this on your drive, your neighbours knew for sure that you’d made it. We reckon that, for this car’s next lucky owner, the reaction will be exactly the same - over 60 years later. 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1956
  • Make Cadillac
  • Colour Persian Green
  • Odometer 59,338 Miles
  • Engine size 5981
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands
Bidding history
20 bids
  • murphy1•••• €35,000 07/12/22
  • De Borg•••• €32,500 07/12/22
  • murphy1•••• €32,000 07/12/22
  • De Borg•••• €27,000 07/12/22
  • murphy1•••• €26,500 07/12/22
  • promast•••• €26,000 07/12/22
  • murphy1•••• €25,500 07/12/22
  • promast•••• €25,000 07/12/22
  • murphy1•••• €24,500 07/12/22
  • joern-e•••• €23,500 07/12/22

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