1953 Cadillac Series 62 / 536276687 Chassis Information

Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe
Chassis Num: 536276687
Sold for $132,000 at 2007 RM Sothebys.
A principal feature at the New York Motor Show, the 'Golden One' was Cadillac's most expensive model at $7,750. This model bristled with options, including factory air-conditioning, an 'Auronic Eye' for controlling the headlamps, chrome wire wheels, and signal-seeking radio. Only 532 examples of this model were produced in 1953.

This 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $100,000 - $140,000. It is powered by a 331 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine that produces 210 horsepower. The car is equipped with a Hydra-Matic automatic gearbox and four-wheel power assisted drum brakes.

The post war era of the automobile was exciting. Many of the designs were carried over from before the war. A few marque's experimented with new styling; some were met with success while others ended up out of business.

GM enticed buyers with bold new designs which were lead by their exciting Motorama cars. These cars were futuristic and gave hints at the direction of the automobile. The Eldorado of 1953 was based on a show car from the prior year. It featured a convertible top, wraparound windshield, mostly-covered rear wheels, and custom interior.

The car cost $7,750 which was nearly double the price of a coupe. With only 532 examples created, it was a very exclusive automobile and rare by modern standards.

Under the hood of the Eldorado was a Cadillac overhead valve engine. The engine had been introduced in 1949 and was attractive for many reasons - it was powerful and lightweight. As the years progressed, the horsepower increased. By 1953 it had risen to 210.

This example has been treated to a full restoration. The exterior was finished in cream and all the chrome was triple plated. The interior is finished in red and white.

At auction, the quality of the restoration was reward and the limited production numbers was understood, as the car sold for $132,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010

Chassis# 536276687

2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$100,000-$140,000 
Sale Price : $132,000

Analysis

Chassis number 536276687 Auction Sales History
2007$132,000

2017 4
2016 10
2015 11
2014 7
2013 8
2012 8
2011 7
2010 2
2009 10
2008 6

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$104,601$287,7964
2016$94,525$258,50010
2015$115,008$291,50011
2014$104,079$210,0007
2013$99,041$231,0008
2012$60,287$187,0008
2011$138,929$280,5007
2010$202,500$385,0002
2009$89,330$187,00010
2008$186,667$440,0006

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Chassis#: 536217944
Sold for $53,900
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1953 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Chassis#: 536263346
Sold for $30,706
  2017 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1953 Cadillac deVille
Sold for $46,000
  2017 Silver Auction - Arizona in March 2017
 
1953 Cadillac Serie 62 Cabriolet Custom par Boyd Coddington
Chassis#: 536232440
Sold for $287,796
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville
Chassis#: 5362-56294
Sold for $38,349
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62
Sold for $34,000
  2016 Fall Carlisle Auction
 
1953 Cadillac Fleetwood
Sold for $15,000
  2016 Silver Auction - Reno
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $220,000
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62
Chassis#: 536213536
Sold for $18,700
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE
Chassis#: 536273698
Sold for $57,200
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 536234856
Sold for $258,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $85,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62
Sold for $18,500
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $200,000
  2016 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
Sold for $9,135
  2015 McCormick's Auction # 59
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado
Chassis#: 536235467
Sold for $187,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado
Sold for $291,500
  2015 RM Sotheyb's : The Andrews Collection
 
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62
Sold for $40,000
  2015 Gulf Coast Classic - Punta Gorda, Fl
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $242,000
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Sold for $220,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
 

No Sale

1953 Cadillac Series 62's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$60,000  
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE5362415862017 Premier Auction Group$72,500  
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE5362624062017 Premier Auction Group$78,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Fall   
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 2017 Mecum : Louisville$77,000  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $250,000$300,000
1953 Cadillac Deville Coupe 2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az   
1953 Cadillac Coupe Deville Resto Mod 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$31,000  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$145,000  
1953 Cadillac DeVille 2016 Silver Auction Arizona in March$41,000  
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE5362196172015 Mecum Anaheim$152,500  
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE COUPE5362736982015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $90,000$120,000
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1953 Cadillac Coupe Deville 2015 Carlisle Events : Zephyrhills Winter Auction   
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible5362354362014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction $125,000$150,000
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2014 Mecum : Harrisburg   
1953 Cadillac Coupe Deville 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$25,000  
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO5362536622013 GPK Auction Atlantic City$150,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 2013 GPK Auction Atlantic City   
1953 Cadillac Eldorado 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$150,000  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$150,000  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado 2013 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, FL Auction$150,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Four Door 2012 Leake San Antonio$6,250  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Four Door 2012 Leake San Antonio$8,750  
1953 Cadillac 62 Convertible5362522882012 Coys Techno Classica, Essen Germany $35,000$50,000
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$80,000$75,000$100,000
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible5362441632012 Worldwide Auctions Atlantic City Classic Car   
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$130,000  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 2011 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction 24th Year$225,000  

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