All In The Family: 1962 Cadillac 62 Series Convertible – Sold!
One-family-owned collector cars are among our favorites, especially when they are survivor-quality Cadillac convertibles such as this 1962 Series 62 listed on Craigslist in Roseto, Pennsylvania where the child of the mother who owned the car since the mid-sixties is currently asking $18,500. A review of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has their Series 62 priced $600 below the current #4 “Fair” estimate of $19,100.
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 more delicate cross-hatched insert appeared. A 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.
We came across this three-minute-long dealer promo video detailing all of the features and manufacturing elements used to build the 1962 Cadillacs:
While the self-described “Elderly” owner feels the faded Nevada Silver paint should be redone if they confirm it’s the original factory finish we’d argue in favor of preserving it as is since it’s part of this Caddy’s story and character. Overall, the description provided confirms this is likely a great driver-quality survivor Cadillac that is a perfect summer cruise car in top-down weather. We hope the next caretaker agrees with us and decides to leave this Caddy as is rather than to “improve” it with restoration. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Very original 1962 Cadillac convertible with original paint and interior. The paint is faded and it could use a new paint job. The original leather interior is very nice and has a nice patina. This car was purchased by the owner’s mother when it was a few years old and was purchased by the owner in 1993. The history is well known because it has been in one family most of its life. Much work and maintenance has been done to keep it in great running condition. New radiator, rebuilt alternator, brakes and a lot of other work has been done to the car in recent years. The mileage shows 85,000 but the odometer is not currently working. Nevada Silver & Saddle Leather with an ivory convertible top (this top was replaced a while ago). New white wall tires. The boot is in great condition but some snaps can be difficult. Original floor mats, radio works. Runs and drives as it should. Car is currently in storage until the end of April in greater Roseto area. More Photos Coming Soon! Elderly so we do not text – call 847-774-4857“
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