1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
SAME OWNER SINCE 1986, GREAT PROJECT, RUNNING AND DRIVING CONVERTIBLE!
HIGHLIGHTS: Running, driving, complete project car! Same owner since 1986! Classic drop-top pink Cadillac!
BODY OVERVIEW: This classic 1959 Cadillac convertible does not appear to have seen a full restoration, and as such it is showing its age. In addition to some dings here and there, both front fenders have notable rust at the lower edges, and there is at least one apparent area of rust on the underside near the back, driver's side edge of the floor pan. Despite its flaws, this is a very restorable car!
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: This car was part of a department store raffle giveaway in the mid-1980s as the grand prize. Originally white, it was freshened up by Collector Cars in New York prior to the giveaway, including a flashy new pink paint job. It's been over 30 years since this car was painted, and the paint is showing its age. There are scratches, nicks, and other normal wear/paint checking visible. That said, if an individual were looking to put this car in roadworthy condition simply to drive it, rather than a show-quality restoration, paint would not be a high-priority item.
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior of this Cadillac appears to be largely original, especially the leather seats. When considering the age of the vehicle, the seats are in surprisingly good condition, but it should be noted that the leather is worn and torn in areas and if a show car is desired they will certainly need to be recovered. The dash and door panels are in surprisingly good condition compared to the seats, and the carpet looks like it was likely replaced in the 1980s when the car was refreshed for the raffle. Nonetheless, much like the paint that carpet is also now showing wear. Overall, the interior is 99% complete and in ideal restoration condition.
MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: Under the hood is a correct Cadillac 390 V8, which runs surprisingly well! This car has had mechanical maintenance performed over the last year to get it somewhat roadworthy, but we wouldn't recommend setting out on a cross-country roadtrip in it anytime soon. Newer parts include exhaust, shocks, belts, hoses, and battery (as well as various other small items). This car fires right up every time, and runs smoothly. In addition to needing new tires, we would recommend going through the mechanical items thoroughly before embarking on any journey out of town. It has various and assorted fluid leaks. The power convertible top is functional and the top material is in good condition, albeit somewhat discolored from age. The hydraulic top motor is working, but does leak hydraulic oil.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: There's something special about a 1959 Cadillac convertible that hasn't been over-restored and isn't valued at over $100,000. If you're looking for a complete and mostly solid start to a project, this Cadillac is perfect!
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: If you don't like pink, American land yachts, or project cars, this is probably not the one for you.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? This car needs various and assorted repairs, and should be considered a running, driving project car.
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? Anyone looking to restore or build their dream 1959 Cadillac convertible!
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge N/A
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Radio YES - power, no sound
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights NO
Reverse Lights YES - driver side only
Turn Signals NO
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, fronts date 2007, rears are dry rotted
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 390 V8
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Series 62
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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