1951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
|Lot #: 551|
|Model:||Series 62 Convertible|
Few designers identified the fifties better than Harley Earl. Few collectors respected and preserved so many automobiles as did Mark Trimble. We offer you one of his favorites. With a 331 cubic inch overhead valve V-8 and 4 speed automatic transmission, this delightful automobile defines an era of new found opulence. Post war America was begging for something new and luxurious and beginning in 1949 Earl and the GM design department delivered. It resulted in one of their best production and sales years ever. It’s a delightful car to drive, and having been recently re-commissioned with service to the engine, fuel system, re-building the transmission and brakes; it now delivers a smooth ride and reliable touring. The refurbishment was limited to the Cadillac’s mechanical needs however leaving the cosmetics to its next custodian. While Mark did commission a complete new leather interior and appropriate canvas convertible top the paint has been left untouched and during its past 25 years or so in his care has fared reasonably. A wonderful opportunity to carry on the stewardship of a delightfully elegant automobile.