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.
The Series 62 Cadillacs changed very little from the previous year but there were some 'refinements.' The grille had wider spaces between the blades and the parking lamps were repositioned beneath the headlamps - the most significant changes among a [Read More...]
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 pro [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2007
Sold for $16,000 at 2014 Mecum. This Cadillac Coupe DeVille is finished in a Mist Green exterior with a green interior. It was the winner of Best in Class award at A&A Presents Cool Caddy Nights in Reno, 1998 and 2000. It was chosen as the display car for the carport of the 'Usonia [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014
Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe Chassis Num: 556294293 Engine Num: 556294293
Sold for $96,800 at 2007 RM Auctions. Sold for $82,500 at 2015 Bonhams. Along with styling enhancements, the 1955 Eldorado was given a special high-performance engine. The 331 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine offered 270 horsepower, which, in-part from the addition of the 2 four-barrel Carter carburetors, helped the E [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2015
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. [Read More...]
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 22,0 [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
High bid of $38,000 at 2015 Mecum. (did not sell) Sold for $32,000 at 2015 Mecum. This Cadillac was specially ordered with Eldorado dual quad setup. The delivery wasn't made until 1956 doe to the specialty engine. Currently, the vehicle had new upholstered seats and doors, an unrestored headliner and dash, and a rebuilt matching n [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2016
Sold for $19,250 at 2016 RM Auctions. In 1949, Cadillac introduced its first two-door hardtop and named it the Coupe de Ville, a term which meant 'an enclosed four-wheel vehicle for two passengers.' For Cadillac, however, it unambiguously meant 'two-door hardtop coupe' for a decade. [Read More...] By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2016
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