1963 Cadillac Series 62

Streetside Classics-Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA

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Lithia Springs, GA



Year 1963
Mileage 87597
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Cadillac
Model Series 62

Series 62 1963

Title Status --
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Red


Beautiful chrome, beautiful paint, beautifully fitting panels ending tailfins... this 1963 Cadillac Series 62 convertible has been given the right investments to make sure it represents the best of an icon. It makes for the kind of drop-top that people remember long after you pull away.

When we think of classic American cruising, this is the design that comes to mind. The jewel-like grille, a profile as long as the horizon, whitewalls, and tailfins. Oh yes, those tailfins. They were toned down a little from a few years prior, and many of us find it to be the ideal era. They are still a distinct part of the design but now it doesn't feel like there's someone perpetually in your blind spot when cruising. Classic red paint has a true allure, especially when it was upgraded later in life. It means you get a bright color that loves to radiate in the sunlight (after all, a convertible belongs out in the sunshine.) Of course, it's also the brightwork that makes this a bright legend. The angular front bumper shines like a mirror, the full trim package is complete, the wire wheels are intricately bright, and the rear bumper radiates as it almost seamlessly fits into the overall design. And this looks even quite nice with the roof in place, because the white top goes with the newer wide whitewalls to almost give this Caddy a two-tone style.

While we like the look of this one with the top on, there's an even more attractive look when you power the roof down. After all, there just seems to be something extra elegant about a red car with a red interior. The presentation is highly original, and on a Cadillac, that's a good thing. You get to see details that often get erased over time, like the center console, dual-spoke steering wheel with factory crest, and the button tops of the seats and doors. This is even a factory air conditioning car! There was a recent investment in a new compressor, but it will need further servicing to blow cold again. And we really like how this one is set up to be a true cruiser. Not only do you rarely see these Caddys with front bucket seats, but they even individually power adjust to the ideal comfort position. Plus, premium features like power windows and a power convertible top mean you don't have to leave the driver's seat to open this one up to the world.

Cadillac's 390 cubic-inch motor fills this engine bay properly with big V8 power. This is a year-correct block and shows the right signs of being the car's original powerhouse. It has a good stock look with the dark blue on the block and Cadillac valve covers. Plus, the Edelbrock air grader and four-barrel carburetor add flair and power. It fires up eagerly like a cruiser ready to hit the road. There's also power steering, a Hydramatic automatic transmission, power brakes, and front discs. So the overall package is a solid and smooth driver.

This is a rolling icon that's truly worthy of its status. So if you've been looking for the Cadillac of your dreams, don't let this one slip away. Call today!!!


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