Restoration-Resistant: 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Sold!

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

There’s just something special about the sheer size and presence of a vintage Cadillac convertible such as this 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible listed on Craigslist in Bangor, Pennsylvania where the current caretaker has this 41K original mile example available for $25,000.   Researching the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Caddy priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $30,600 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $19,100.  We recognize this seller as we’ve featured several of his cars over the past several months as he states in some of his he’s paring down his extensive collection of cars in all states of condition.  We’ve tried to connect with him, however, our calls and e-mails remain unanswered, so if you connect with the seller, please be sure to tell him you saw his Caddy featured here on GuysWithRides.

Cadillac introduced the restyled and redesigned seventh-and-final-generation Series 62 for the 1961 model year.  Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual reverse lights, windshield washer, dual speed wipers, wheel discs, plain fender skirts, outside rearview mirror, and a vanity mirror. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble-prone air suspension system of the previous generation. Four-barrel induction systems were now the sole power choice, while interestingly dual exhausts were no longer available.

A mild facelift characterized Cadillac styling trends for 1962. A flatter grille with a thicker horizontal center bar and a more delicate cross-hatched insert appeared. Ribbed chrome trim panel, seen ahead of the front wheel housings for 1961, were now replaced with standard cornering lamps and front fender model, and series identification badges were eliminated. More massive front bumper end pieces appeared and housed rectangular parking lamps. At the rear tail lamps were now housed in vertical nacelles designed with an angled peak at the center. A vertically ribbed rear beauty panel appeared on the deck lid latch panel. The Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille.

Based on the pictures and the seller’s description, this is a well-optioned, low mileage, rust-free early sixties Cadillac in a great color combination offered for a realistic price.  As the seller states, it appears a fluid refresh and perhaps a check of the brakes will have this Cadillac ready for the top-down season.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, original survivor, factory bucket seat car, original interior , original top, this is a rust free never restored car. Perfect floors, perfect frame, perfect quarters and rockers.
This is an original car, some touch ups, dings and wear.
V8 of course, auto, ps, pb, no AC, power bucket seats, cornering lights, original owners manual, correct Jersey title in my name, correct vin tag on the door. runs and drives.
I have owned this car for many years, and I have not used it in the last couple of years. Recently drove it from central NJ to my garage, and it performed well. I’m sure it needs some maintenance from storage.
Serious only, internet offers will be ignored, I do not need lessons on value, or any help selling.
Never before offered for sale, you will not find another original like this.
I am happy to answer any questions about my Cadillac, I sold my 1959 Convertible to get this one, but not using it is not good either.

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