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Coupe DeVille
Designer: Harley Earl
 
Styling and performance excellence of the 1955 Cadillac Coupe extended the margin of Cadillac's dominance as the world's best-selling luxury car. The body style of this particular model was introduced in 1954. It features wrap-around panoramic windshield, a flowing Florentine curve roof line, a weather seal 'slipper above each door glass and higher tail fins. The fuel filler cap continues to be concealed beneath the left tail lamp. The dual exhaust system exits through the rear bumper ends. Chrome-plated aluminum 'saber spoke' wheels were available.
Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe
 
This 1955 Cadillac was purchased by the fourth and current owner in January of 2004. The odometer records 84,000 original miles.

The car is powered by a 331 cubic-inch V8 engine developing 250 horsepower. It rides on a 129-inch wheelbase, weighs 4,627 pounds and the new cost was $4,4448.

This car received a complete nut-and-bolt restoration at the Beverly Hills Garage in April 2005. The vehicle has received numerous awards since restoration.
Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis Num: 556272865
 
Sold for $79,200 at 2007 RM Auctions.
Sold for $66,000 at 2007 RM Auctions.
This 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida where it was estimated to sell between $80,000 - $100,000. It is powered by a 331 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine capable of producing 250 horsepower. There is a three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and a four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. This car was treated to a restoration in the early 2000s and finished in black with a new red and white two-tone interior.

At auction, this car was sold, selling for $70,000. A few months later it was brought up to Meadow Brook where RM Auction was again tasked with selling the vehicle. This time the estimated value was set at $70,000 - $90,000. As the bidding concluded, a new owner was found. The car had been sold for $66,000.

The 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was an exciting vehicle that was flashy and eye-catching. Harley Earl's tailfin styled rear end was now incorporated into the Cadillac's. They complimented the vehicles front-end which featured a massive bumper with an egg crate grille and Dagmar bullets. There were simulated air intakes reminiscent of a P-38 Lightning fighter. Chrome could be found throughout the vehicle, not in excess, but rather as a complimentary design piece that flowed nicely with the rest of the vehicle and accented the curves and straight lines. The windshield was a wraparound design.

The Hydramtic automatic gearbox was now offered as standard equipment, along with an assortment of other items. They truly were a symbol of success and achievement.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Convertible Coupe
Designer: Harley Earl
Chassis Num: EG682054
 
Sold for $36,300 at 2007 Worldwide Auctioneers.
This 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $38,000 - $48,000. Its odometer reads just 22,000 miles since new, making it one of the most original and lowest mileage examples in existence.

The first owner cared for this car from 1955 through 1999. The second owner has owned the car from the time, bringing it to auction in 2007.

Considering the age, the chrome and trim are in excellent condition. The hub caps are the upgraded Eldorado wheel covers from the factory. It is rust free with only minor touch-up work to the lower portion of the body. The interior features the upgraded leather and all components and gauges are in working condition.

It is outfitted with every conceivable option including the AM radio, clock, power windows, power seat, power brakes, power steering, autronic eye, and more.

On auction day, this car found its next owner and one who was willing to pay $36,300 including buyer's premium to own this low-mileage example.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
The Harley Earl designed Cadillac Series 62 De Ville was a very large vehicle that featured a large, 6,390 cc (390 cubic inch) V-8 engine. The back had large fins that did little for performance and handling but was all about the style of the vehicle. The design of the vehicle was inspired by the space program and the era of jet engines. The large, 4400 lb car was fitted with drum brakes. These often wore out quickly. If a U-turn needed to be made, the driver would need a parking lot. The turning radius was 24 feet.

The car was a luxury vehicle that could carry six individuals comfortably. The car was a convertible with the top being raised and lowered automatically. The interior had electrical gauges. The head lights would turn on at dusk and were also capable of switching from high beam to low beam when they sensed oncoming traffic. In total, there were eight lights on the front of the vehicle. The four on the top were the driving lights while the lights mounted on the bumper were the parking lamps. To add to the driving comfort, air suspension was used. This aided in providing a very soft ride but there was significant body roll when cornering. With the V8, it was capable of creeping to sixty in 11 seconds. This reinforced the notion that this Cadillac was built for comfort and not for speed. The drivers enjoyed the ride and they looked good cruising along, enjoying the large open road.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
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