1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible for sale in Council Bluffs, IA.
1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible for sale in Council Bluffs, IA. Price: $80,000 Up for sale is a 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible with a rebuilt 365 cubic in engine. The engine has forged pistons, new correcting rods, heads with hardened valves, oil pump, and electric fuel pump. The car has power top, brakes, and steering. This car was originally Elvis Rose Pink but painted red in the late 70’s. The interior was redone at the time with the original carpeting left in the car. It cruises down the highway like riding on your couch. The chrome is complete and intact, but could be redone. There is no rust on the body and the underside looks clean. There is a small exhaust leak, but that is an easy fix. The Fuel sending unit needs adjusted along with the odometer, window travel, and needs weather stripping. The radio is intact, but not functional. The windshield wipers need a vacuum line run to them, but with the car being only driven in nice weather, this was not a priority. This car turns heads everywhere it goes. The car is always garaged and covered, with never being driven in bad weather. The previous owner would not let his only daughter drive it for her wedding, because it had rained earlier. Additional Information: The power top works well, we added a switch under the dash to control the power top. The top is in very good condition with no tears or stains. The power windows work, one of the rear quarter windows stops 1/2" from the top closed position. The windows and doors will need weather stripping, avilable on e-bay for $ 915.00 Series 62 included a lower sleeker body, a new cellular grille insert, and inverted gull wing front bumpers and tapered Dagmar style bumper guards. Round jet style dual exhaust outlets were incorporated into the vertical bumper extensions and the rear bumper was entirely redesigned. An Eldorado Biarritz style wraparound windshield was seen on all models. Sedans used a distinctive style of window reveal molding, which created a built in sun visor effect. For coupes a smoothly curved wraparound backlight was referred to as the "Florentine" style rear window. A wide ventilator intake was now stretched across the base of the windshield on all bodystyles and the chrome visored headlamp look was emphasized. The Series 62 could be distinguished by the lack of rear fender louvers. V-shaped ornaments and crests were used in the hood and deck and there were full length body underscores in bright metal. Coupe de Ville script was seen on rear corner pillars of the luxury hardtop, which also had wider sill moldings. The Eldorados had golden identifying crests centered directly behind the air-slot fenderbreaks and wide fluted beauty panels to decorate the lower rear bodysides. These panels were made of extruded aluminum and also appeared on a unique one of a kind Eldorado coupe built for the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation. Also included in the production Eldorado convertible were monogram plates on the doors, wire wheels, and custom interior trimmings with the Cadillac crest embossed on the seat bolsters. Automatic windshield washers, power steering, 12-Volt electrical system, and aluminum alloy pistons made the long list of standard equipment for the first time this year. Power steering, windows, seats, and auto headlight dimming were optional. A parking brake release reminder light was new. Popular Mechanics rated to 0-60 mph time as 17.3 seconds. In 1955 the grille was redesigned with wider spaces between the blades and the parking lamps were repositioned beneath directly below the headlights. On the sides of the body the rub-rail moldings formed a right angle with the vertical trim on the rear doors or fenders. This accentuated the character line in the sheet metal. The Florentine curve rear window treatment was adopted for sedans. Three chrome moldings bordered the rear license plate on either side and deck lid decorations consisted of a V-shaped ornament and a Cadillac crest. The Coupe de Ville ...