1957 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Original
Used 1957 Cadillac Series 62 137,400 miles
1957 Cadillac Convertible - series 62 - original pink (mountain laurel) - original 365 c.i. V-8 w/automatic transmission. I purchased it in 2001 with 116,000mis, and it now has 137,400mis and has always been parked inside since I've had it, and has hardly been driven at all the last couple of years - since I've had it, I've had it repainted the original color, installed new top w/back windshield, new padded dash, new exhaust, new aftermarket hubcap centers with new hood and trunk crest emblems - have bolted in rear bumper center section from a Cadillac Fleetwood to get the upright teeth that better match the style of the bumper ends and hubcaps - then re-chromed complete rear bumper and ends - installed a hidden frame mounted receiver hitch that is concealed behind the hinged fold up license plate - I have had the generator updated to an alternator, carb overhauled, just installed new top motor, pump and cylinders, and just have appx. 2000 mis on tires and battery - installed electric fuel pump and electric windshield wiper conversion - the upholstery is decent, except for an appx. six in. seam split under the driver - what has been redone is in the original pattern, but with naugahyde on the upper and bottom of the front seat, and also the bottom of the rear seat - the upright of the rear seat is still in the original leather - has working power seats and windows, and also the Autronic eye, which automatically dims the head lamps as needed - has decent brakes after you sometimes have to pump the pedal a couple of times when 1st starting it for the day - the 2nd owner did say that he had had the engine overhauled at about 100,000 mis - the main repair that I've had done was when I noticed a crack in the front cross member - I had it fixed right by removing the engine, having a welder fix the crack, and also match up the other side, which wasn't cracked, to keep that side from cracking later - I've since been told that this repair is not uncommon on the large General Motors convertibles of this era - when I put the top down for some of the images, I didn't snap the boot/cover and stretch it for driving because of the cold and the material was stiff - car could use the floorboards repaired - previous owner lifted original carpet, laid in lightweight steel overlay panels, and replaced carpet - looks good from the top, bad from the bottom - there is 1 appx. 1/2 in. long crack in the driver's door glass, right in the corner under the chrome, that was there when I got it, and an appx. four in. long windshield rub/scratch on the far left of the windshield, appx. two in. from the windshield post, also there when I got it - also, the radio tries to work, but I think it has an antenna problem, as there is an aux antenna laying out of sight under the dash - lamps and turn signals work, but the dash indicators for the turn signals do not work correctly - there are 3 appx. 3/4 in. wide small bubbles in the fifteen year old paint job right between the right rear wheel and the chrome spears - engine does have a couple of small oil leaks, that should improve with more frequent driving - also, in the last picture, as I was backing out of the garage last week, I put a couple of long, very shallow scratches/rubs in the paint on the passenger side lower body between the rear wheel and the bumper - I am not a dealer, but I have described this car to the best of my ability.
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July 10 2018 on Yupyi!