Long Story: 1956 Cadillac Series 62

1956 Cadillac Series 62

My neighbor had 3 old Cadillacs and a Studebaker Speedster stored away. Now he has 2 old Cadillacs and the speedster, so 3 to go. Years ago, he used to drive them regularly, but he no longer drives. All have been owned by his family since new. This Cadillac was his parents’ car. I have been asking him for at least ten years to let me see his cars. I’ve even offered to wash them. He said several years ago he was tired of paying for storage and it was time to sell the cars. I’ve told him about Barn Finds and the consignment sales at the museum I volunteer at. Well he has finally decided to sale one. It’s listed here at the California Automobile Museum. The $19,500 asking is rather steep, but it is a nice old car. Perhaps it will go to Europe? The brakes were rebuilt to get it running and driving again.

dash

This Cadillac is completely original and complete. The dash pad is not cracked, but the steering wheel shows some cracks from age.

seats

The upholstery was redone years ago and looks beautiful. It is showing some signs of age on the door panels.

front

The chrome is complete and looks pretty nice, but is showing a little tarnishing and pitting.

engine

The engine was rebuilt about 25 years ago, but the car has been mostly stored since. It starts easily and runs smooth.

left

It was repainted years ago. The paint is showing some dull spots and a little surface rust. The price is a little steep, but it is a nice old car. Would you want to restore this or enjoy it as it is? I hope the new owner keeps it stock. Stay tuned, the other 2 Cadillacs and the Speedster will follow after this sells. What do you think of this old Caddy?

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Comments

  1. Steve

    Turn the air cleaner around straight! Its the focal point of the engine and such a design legend that they make reproductions of it!

  2. Roselandpete

    I could see that asking price for a completely original car.

  3. grant

    But it’s been repainted, reupholstered, and the engine has been rebuilt. It’s a gorgeous old car, but far from completely original.

  4. Tim

    Beautiful car, but the price is too steep. That being said, its an expensive car to restore, so to make another one this nice would cost a fair bit too.

  5. Moxman

    Oh wow…the memories. I had a car exactly like this one in the 70’s. I bought it from a friend of my dads, for $150! I drove it for a couple of years and sold it for a profit. Fortunately, I worked at a gas station at the time, because this car never got better than 11 M.P.G. The guy that bought it from me put wire wheels on it and sold it for even more money. I guess it’s worth a lot more today?

  6. motoring mo

    Glad he decided to sale one. Good luck to the cellar, it’s priced write.

    • Gary Oliver

      lol

  7. Mark S Member

    Nice old caddy not a lot to do to it which makes it a fair price. Just polish it and drive it.

  8. Charles

    Nice looking car!

  9. Rob

    I want one of those so bad!! Love it!

  10. Jim

    Can’t wait to see the other two!

  11. JD

    Man oh man. Creampuff.

  12. Kevin

    I will wait impatiently for the Studebaker

  13. charlie Member

    I too want the Studebaker especially if it is lime green and lemon yellow, both colors on the sides, but one each, front and rear.

  14. Steve

    I love those 50’s Caddies. I’d leave it as it is and cruise the beach or the boulevard. Is it missing a button on the driver’s side seatback?

  15. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    nice….bring on the Speedster !

  16. John Deebank

    I love it. I had a 56 Buick and this reminds me of those times.

  17. Ralph

    Hi all together,
    yes – you are right, this nice old lady went to netherlands and will go to germany into my garage. :-) I would be very happy to get in touch with the pre-owner to get some more history informations about my beauty. I will do some little restauration on it but it is an old car and I will keep it very original.
    Thanks in advance for your kind help.
    Take care
    Ralph.

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