1953 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe / 536285567 Chassis Information

1953 Cadillac Series 62 photograph

1953 Cadillac Series 62 photograph

1953 Cadillac Series 62 photograph

1953 Cadillac Series 62 photograph

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Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 536285567
Engine # 536275823
Sold for $129,800 at 2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction.
Harley Earl and his styling team, including Bill Mitchell, were tasked with creating something special and unique for General Motors Golden Anniversary. Beginning with a Series 62 Convertible as a basis for the project, the team changed nearly every panel. Except for the four fenders, trunk lid, and floor pan, every bit of the exterior metal work was uniquely crafted. The design featured numerous touches which signaled what was to come - the most obvious of which was the wrap around windscreen. The vehicle that emerged was christened the Eldorado, Spanish for the 'gilded one', and made its debut on September 20th, 1952.

Mounted in the front was GM's top-of-the-line 331 cubic-inch V8. The Eldorado was heavily optioned straight from the factory. The design was long and sleek, and featured a high beltline and strategic use of chrome trim giving the car a Jet Age look. The power top collapsed fully into the bodywork and was hidden under a metal 'parade boot' cover. The interior was fully lined in rich leather and there was ample seating for six people.

Cadillac's 1953 Eldorado carried a base price of $5,181.12 - with the addition of tax, delivery, and a few options and that figured topped $6,000. In total, just 532 examples of the Eldorado were created in 1953.

This example is finished in Azure Blue over Blue and white leather with a black top, one of only 26 cars finished in this pattern. Nearly every Eldorado was delivered new to the United States, with 74 of those headed out to California, the second most popular destination behind New York. Cadillac offered a number of options, including the $34.95 E-Z-Eye Tinted Glass option featured on this car. The Continental Kit was not one of the options, but it did appear as a dealer option and is shown on this example.

This car is an original and unrestored example with fewer than 23,250 miles on the odometer. The car is nearly identical to when it was delivered in 1953, except for the top cloth which has been exchanged for white cloth in place of the original black. It spent many years in the collection of David McLaughlin. The current owner has owned the car twice, with a brief gap from 2001 to 2007. In the last dozen years, it has covered a mere 1,200 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2014

Chassis# 536285567

2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
Sale Price : $129,800

Analysis

Chassis number 536285567 Auction Sales History
2014$129,800

2018 7
2017 4
2016 10
2015 11
2014 7
2013 8
2012 8
2011 7
2010 2
2009 10

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$125,511$242,0007
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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Chassis#: 536289412
Sold for $170,500
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Chassis#: 536213434
Sold for $66,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 536227664
Sold for $139,700
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
1953 Cadillac Series 62 image  1953 Cadillac Series 62 image  
1953 Cadillac Eldorado
Chassis#: 536237197
Sold for $242,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Sold for $60,500
  2018 Mecum : Houston
 
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 SEDAN
Sold for $18,375
  2018 McCormick's Auction # 64
 
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 536253662
Sold for $181,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
1953 Cadillac Series 62 image  1953 Cadillac Series 62 image  
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
 

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 Coupe 2018 Mecum : Houston$60,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$60,000  
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000  
1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE5362624062017 Premier Auction Group$78,000  
1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE5362415862017 Premier Auction Group$72,500  
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 Convertible 2015 Mecum : Austin$90,000  
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   

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