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1950 Cadillac Series 62 convertible


he 1950 Cadillac convertible is said to be a low-mileage California car in original condition
he 1950 Cadillac convertible is said to be a low-mileage California car in original condition

A classic Cadillac convertible is just the thing for ringing in the New Year, with you (or your designated driver) and some fellow celebrants nestled in the broad, red-leather seats. And weather permitting, cruising top down under the stars.

The Pick of the Day is a 1950 Cadillac Series 62 convertible that the Concord, California, classic car dealer says is in original condition with just 55,000 miles showing, and owned by the same California family since new.

Cadillac styling really hit the mark in 1950
Cadillac styling really hit the mark in 1950

The Caddy could use some freshening, the seller says in the ClassicCars.com listing, but it’s in good-running condition after some recent minor repairs. It’s powered by its original 331cid V8 that “runs well but would benefit from a tuneup,” the seller says, with seats that were recovered in 1982 along with the tan convertible top.

The 1950 Cadillac was a gorgeous statement of Detroit luxury styling, with pert tailfins that were just coming into vogue. It’s equipped with such power accessories as a power driver’s seat and power windows, along with an automatic transmission, all of which work well although the driver’s power window goes down slowly, the seller says.

The power top also needs work, according to the dealer; it goes down easily enough but is having trouble going back up, which the dealer says is most likely due to a hydraulic-line junction under the rear seat that needs to be cleaned or replaced. But isn’t it great to have a seller who describes the car’s needs in the ad?

A 1950 Cadillac in such a preserved state is a rarity and would be a prized find for any Cadillac enthusiast. As such, it does not come cheaply, advertised at $65,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. Big Detroit Iron seems to,be the general order of the times……as expected. What this shift will do to the cars of the 30s and 40s , some true ” Classics” with a capital C especially , I find interesting to see. I doubt the muscle car croud will change as a result ether way. Likewise the Sports Car side should stay uneffected as well. All does remain to be seen , history will repeate itself is my prediction.

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