Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Tammy Allen Collection to be sold October 13-15 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Las Vegas Auction.
After World War II, automakers were eager to produce new designs. By 1949, new models started to appear. Cadillac had displaced Packard as the leader in the luxury car segment with flashy styling and high performance and was the choice of a new generation of buyers.
Production of the Series 62 spanned from 1940 through 1964 with seven design generations. Minor aesthetic updates separated the second generation from the third with exception of a convertible option being offered. In 1952 Cadillac celebrated the marque’s 50th anniversary by slightly re-styling the Series 62.
Dubbed the Golden Anniversary Cadillacs, updates to the Series 62 included V-shaped hood and deck emblems in gold tones. Additionally, by this time back up lights were standard equipment and were incorporated in the taillights while the grille wraparound panels were redesigned to feature broad chrome trim below each headlight with side scoop styling and a gold-colored winged emblem mounted in the center. Styling cues at the rear of the car included a through-the-bumper dual exhaust system.
The 1952 Series 62 Cadillac also offered a larger 331 cubic inch engine rated at 190 horsepower.
Offered from the Tammy Allen collection without reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction is this 1952 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, one of 6,400 two-door convertibles produced that year.
The car has been correctly restored and finished in black with Romany Red interior and features its 331 cubic inch V8 mated to a four-speed Hydramatic transmission.
This 1952 Cadillac Series 62 convertible and the rest of the Tammy Allen Collection will be crossing the block at no reserve as part of Barrett-Jackson’s ninth annual Las Vegas Auction, October 13-15 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. For more information visit www.Barrett-Jackson.com/Bid or call 480-421-6694. Absentee bidding options powered by Proxibid are available.