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HomeAutoHunterAutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

AutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

Her majesty has arrived

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe. It is powered by a 365cid V8 backed by a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Features include Autronic-Eye, power front bench seat, rear fender skirts, power antenna, and upgraded AM/FM stereo, and more. Finished in red and white with a red cloth and vinyl interior, this classic Caddy comes with a clear title the selling dealer.

The original paint scheme of Pecos Beige with Taupe painted top has been replaced with red with a white painted top. Exterior features include a Continental kit, power antenna, manual remote driver-side mirror, and rear fender skirts. Additionally, Coupe de Ville badges have been added.

A set of 15-inch chrome wire wheels are wrapped in whitewall bias-ply tires.

The original Light Beige cloth and leather interior has been replaced by a red cloth and vinyl interior. Cabin features include Autronic-Eye high beam dimmer, power front bench seat, manual windows, and power steering. Modifications include glovebox-mounted Kenwood AM/FM stereo and a pair of 6 x 9-inch speakers in the rear package tray.

Instrumentation includes a 120-mph speedometer with gauges for the fuel and temperature. A clock is positioned in front of the passenger. The odometer currently reads 81,397.

The 365 V8 is of the same landmark, high-compression series Cadillac introduced for 1949. With a four-barrel carburetor, it was originally rated at 285 horsepower. Other under-hood details include a “batwing” air cleaner housing and an external oil filter canister. The engine is harnessed by a Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission.

This Cadillac features an independent front suspension and solid rear-drive axle. Power four-wheel drum brakes bring the big car to a stop. A dual exhaust system exits through two ports in the rear bumper.

The auction for this 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe ends Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (PDT).

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

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