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Lot 191 - 1953 Cadillac 62 Coupe de Ville

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Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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Lot Number 191
Reg. Number TBA
Chassis Number 5362106790
Year 1953
Make Cadillac
Model 62 Coupe de Ville

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The Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville was introduced late in the 1949 model year. Along with the Buick Roadmaster Riviera, and the Oldsmobile 98 Holiday, it was among the first pillar-less hardtop coupes ever produced. At $3,496 it was only a dollar less than the Series 62 convertible, and like the convertible, it came with power windows standard. It was luxuriously trimmed, with leather upholstery and chrome ‘bows’ in the headliner to simulate the ribs of a convertible top. In its first year the Series 62 Coupe de Ville only sold 2,150 units. But 1950 sales more than doubled to 4507, and in 1951 sales more than doubled again to 10,241 exceeding the sales for the Series 62 Club Coupe that year. Also, in 1951, Coupe de Ville chrome script appeared on the rear roof pillar for the first time, to further distinguish it from the Series 62 Club Coupe.

This lovely example, bought from Germany in 2006, is finished in a delightful period shade of Turquoise, highly suitable to the cars design, and an extraordinarily luxurious interior trimmed in toning light green cloth; a major feature of the interior is the superb elaborate instrument panel, completely typical of the period. Overall this car has a timelessly elegant design, a real icon of 1950s America.

Dieses schöne, 2006 aus Deutschland gekaufte Auto kommt in einer Türkisnuance, mit außerordentlich luxuriöser Innenverkleidung in Hellgrün. Ein Highlight des Interieurs ist das herrliche, sorgfältig ausgearbeitete Armaturenbrett, die für die damalige Zeit völlig typisch war. Insgesamt hat dieses Auto ein zeitlos elegantes Design, eine echte Ikone der amerikanischen 1950er Jahre.


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