1957 Cadillac Series 62

Cadillac continued to set the standard for luxury and style with the limited-edition 1953 Eldorado first seen at that year's GM Motorama held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Their image and reputation was given a boost in January of 1953 when it had a starring role in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's first inaugural parade which was seen by millions on national broadcasts. The Eldorado embodied the main Cadillac styling elements introduced by Harley Earl in the first wave of postwar Cadillacs in 1948. It had egg-crate grilles, notched beltlines and tail fins. In the front was a wraparound windshield which Earl had first employed on the experimental Buick Le Sabre and XP-300.

By 1957, the Eldorado had evolved into one of the most rakish-looking automobiles on the road. The ninth-best selling marque in America for 1957 were the redesigned Cadillacs. Cadillac's Eldorado Brougham was priced at $13,074 making it the most expensive car built in America by a margin of $3,000.

The 1957 Cadillac Series 62 included a wide range of 2- and 4-door sedans and convertibles. For those seeking more could purchase the Series 62 Eldorado Specials which included a Hardtop Coupe SeVille, a 4-door Sedan DeVille, and the Biarritz Convertible. The Sedan DeVille was larger than the standard models and the Eldorado Coupe Seville and Biarrtiz convertible were even larger.

The 1957 Series 62 was given a tubular X-frame which added greater structural rigidity and lowered lower body lines without sacrificing interior volume. There were dual rear lights and tail fins which were larger than before. General Motors' chief stylist Harley Earl had introduced tail fins on the 1948 Cadillacs, and the device would reach its zenith in 1959 before fading away.

The Series 62 had a 129.5 inch wheelbase. The sedans had a length of 215.9 inches and the coupes and convertibles had a 220.9 inch length. Power was from an overhead valve V8 engine displacing 365 cubic-inches and offered 325 horsepower. The engine was mated to a 4-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission and power-assisted drum brakes could be found at all four corners.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2019

Related Reading : Cadillac Series 62 History

The Harley Earl designed Cadillac Series 62 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....
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1957 Vehicle Profiles

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

In 1950s America, Cadillac was regarded as the 'car of cars.' And even among Cadillacs, the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was a spectacular beauty. All new in 1957, the Eldorado featured exclusive rear styling with dramatic fins, delicate 'bumperette....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

After observing its golden anniversary in 1952, Cadillac issued a flashy limited-edition convertible, the 1953 Series 62 Eldorado. It boasted features like custom interior, special cut-down 'Panoramic' wraparound windshield, a sporty 'notched' beltli....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

Cadillac unveiled an all-new car for 1957. This Harley Earl creation was a sharper-edged evolution of the 1954-56 'Standard of the World.' Innovations abounded, including an unusual X-shaped frame, optional air-ride suspension and a radically curve....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5762043240

1953 was General Motors 50th anniversary and they celebrated with the introduction of the Buick Skylark, Oldsmobile Fiesta, and the Cadillac Eldorado. These cars were designed to showcase the 'forward-thinking' theme. The Eldorado quickly became a ....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5672035143

For 1957, there were big changes to the Series 62 as it now rested on a tubular X-frame and lost its side rails. This new design gave the car greater rigidity, an increase in length and wheelbase, and allowed the body to sit lower to the ground. Th....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 5762064592

This 1957 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, style 6237X, is one of only 23,813 produced in 1957. It had a base price of $5,225 and is painted in two-tone red and white with white leather/red cloth upholstered interior. The car rides on four Saber gold wheels....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

This 1957 Cadillac Biarritz Convertible was found in Flint and is one of only three built in this color scheme. The Biarritz convertible cost $7,200 when new and approximately 1,600 were built.....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5762030978

In 1957, Cadillac continued their legacy of offering exclusive, expensive, stylish, and luxurious automobiles. Pricing began at $4,781 for the least expensive model and rose to $7,286 for the eye-catching Eldorado convertible. A truly remarkable feat....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5762091961

The 1957 Cadillac Eldorados were inspired by the Eldorado Brougham and Park Avenue show cars. In total, just 1,800 Biarritz Convertibles were produced that year, accounting for just a small percentage of total production. The cars had distinctive tai....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Hardtop Coupe

Chassis Num: 6237X

This 1957 Cadillac Coupe is one of the more graceful designs to come from Harley Earl's GM design studio in the 1950s. It is powered by a 365 cubic-inch V8 with dual 4-barrel carburetors producing 325 HP. The interior is in striking three-tone leat....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

This Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is one of 300 built that production year. It is one of 50 built with air conditioning. The particular model was the first to receive GM's new 'X-Frame' with side rails, designed for large size automobiles....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 5762097498

This 1957 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 $85,000 - $100,000. It is powered by a 331 cubic-inch V8 engine capable of producing 240 hors....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5762000-1800

The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1953 to 2002 over ten generations. The Eldorado was at or near the top of the Cadillac line during early model years. The original 1953 Eldorado conver....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Chassis Num: 5762000-001

This is the very first 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible built (serial number 5762000-001). It has been documented as such through the Cadillac Historical Services, which provided a copy of both the build sheet and the original title.....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

This Eldorado Biarritz came complete with almost every option offered in 1957: dual carburetors with bat wing air cleaner (boosting engine output to 325 hp), power release and closing assist trunk, fiberglass parade boot, fog lights and six-way power....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible

Priced at a lofty $7,268, the Eldorado Biarritz was Cadillac's top-of-the-line convertible in 1957. Exactly 1,800 were built. This particular Ebony Black Biarritz is one of 42 equipped with every available option including factory air conditioning. T....[continue reading]

1957 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Coupe DeVille

Chassis Num: 5762046407

This 1957 Cadillac Coupe Deville has a 365 cubic-inch engine backed by an automatic transmission, power steering, power windows, and power seats. It rides on wire wheels with wide whitewall tries. It has been given a comprehensive restoration in its ....[continue reading]

Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
 
Convertible Coupe
 
Convertible Coupe
 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5762043240 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5672035143 
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 5762064592 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5762030978 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5762091961 
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: 6237X 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
 
Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 5762097498 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5762000-1800 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
Chassis #: 5762000-001 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
 
Eldorado Special Biarritz Convertible
 
Coupe DeVille
Chassis #: 5762046407 

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Price Comparison

$295-$4,610
1957 Series 62
$7,285-$16,800
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Price Range: $4,610 - $7,285

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)160,840
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)138,379
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)142,184
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)121,778
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)121,778
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)146,841
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)140,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)140,777
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)90,259

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