1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

Low, beautiful and graceful of line, the Convertible is perhaps the most exciting of all 1953 Cadillacs – at least that is what the Cadillac marketing material of the time told us.

This beauty was the subject of a no-expense spared restoration and has just emerged from a private collection.

It’s loaded with the refinements you’d expect to see on a Cadillac such as; power steering, power brakes, power seat and windows, tinted windows and signal seeking radio.

Rear view of a 53 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
rear view

The convertible top for 1953 was offered in four different shades; black, tan, blue and green.

Front view of a 1953 Cadillac
front view

Inside, there were seven different interiors available that year, five two-tone combinations and two solid colors; red and black that you see here.

leather interior of a 1953 Cadillac convertible (series 62)
fantastic leather interior

Powered windows were standard on both the convertible and Coupe de Ville with them costing $139 on the other Series 62 cars.

The engine fitted to all Cadillac’s in 1953 was a 331 cubic inch, 210 horsepower V8. This was paired with a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission as standard on all Series 62 cars.

331 cubic inch V8

Cadillac managed to sell 84,586 Series 62 cars during the 1953 model year with 8,367 of them being the convertible which had a base price of $4,144.

This ’53 Cadillac Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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