1953 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Special Sport Convertible Coupe / 536253662 Chassis Information

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 #: 536253662
Sold for $137,500 at 2009 Automobiles of Arizona.
High bid of $150,000 at 2013 GPK Auction - Atlantic City. (did not sell)
Sold for $181,500 at 2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale.
The exciting news at General Motors for 1953 was the Eldorado, which was based on the Motorama Show car. The car was long and low with a convertible bodystyle featuring a unique, deep-angle wraparound windshield and a daring beltline dip. When the convertible top was down, it was carefully concealed under a metal cover at the top of the rear deck. The car rode on chrome wire wheels and whitewall tires. This very elegant and rare car was priced at $7,750 making it the most expensive car GM had offered in its post-war history to date.

Due to the hand labor and extensive modifications required to make each of the 532 examples, Cadillac is reputed to have lost money on every car it produced.

Power for the Eldorado was supplied by Cadillac's new 210 horsepower overhead valve V8 engine. Every option available was supplied to the Eldorado, making the addition of the 12 volts electrical system a necessity. The list of standard accessories included power steering, a power seat, a heater, power windows, a signal-seeking pre-selector radio, windshield washers, and a power-operated convertible top.

This example was sold new to Vance Torrance, a Hollywood movie producer. It is one of only 29 examples that were equipped from the factory with the 'Continental' spare tire kit. It is painted in Alpine White finish with a white convertible top. The car rides on Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke chrome-plated wire wheels, and period correct wide whitewall tires. The interior is black and white two-tone leather that shows some signs of wear.

In 2009, this Eldorado Convertible was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was expected to sell for $150,000 - $180,000. As bidding came to a close the lot had been sold for the sum of $137,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

Chassis# 536253662

2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
Sale Price : $181,500
2013 GPK Auction - Atlantic City
High Bid (Lot was not sold)$150,000
2009 Automobiles of Arizona
Pre-Auction Estimates :$150,000-$180,000 
Sale Price : $137,500

Analysis

Chassis number 536253662 Auction Sales History
2018$181,500
2009$137,500

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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