213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
Cadillacs were truly the envy of the elite when this 1953 Series 62 coupe was built. And with its correct big V8 still under the hood, and a personality that owns the road, this example upholds the best Caddy traditions - all for a terrific price.
Cadillacs of this era are opulence on wheels. Everything from the flying lady hood ornament to the gas cap hidden behind a flip-up taillight is designed to make every other driver jealous. The factory-correct Corinth Blue was resprayed about 20 years ago, and so it retains a nice shine while still never being so perfect that you would be afraid to take it out for a drive. And of course, everyone knows the true standout is the brightwork. The huge form-hugging bumpers, intricate trim, long V badging, factory wheel covers, and everything else is complete on this example. It's a true exercise in style where the grille seamlessly flows into the wraparound front trim and then through the door line. All these details wouldn't look so great if it were not for body panels that have been treated with respect for seven decades. In fact, we have hand-written notes from the previous two owners detailing the work they did to this car. It includes the attractive shade of Burgundy Maroon Metallic paint that was done in 2014. The interior was refinished later in life, but they made sure to give it a proper vintage style. So you'll like the appearance, right down to the button-top presentation. And this two-tone tan is so attractive against the exterior burgundy, that we know you'll leave all the windows down on this pillarless hardtop just so people can get a better look inside. This has a nice detailed style with good extras, like the rear accent cushions, a fully carpeted trunk, and a retro-style AM/FM/cassette radio that allows for upgraded driving music. And you really get the classic Caddy cruiser feeling every time you feel the grooves of the thin/grippy steering wheel and look out at the art deco style gauge package.
Power comes from Cadillac's famous 331 cubic-inch OHV V8. This was a motor that was both hardy and smooth from day one. And has been a solid investment in this powerhouse. Part of the previous owner's notes mention a rebuild around 2012. Since then the motor has had newer items like the alternator and wiring harness. And iconic pieces have been given some added distinction in places like the blue valve covers and the air grabber that became a hot rodder's favorite. More than just look good, this is the kind of classic that's ready to hit the road. With the Hydramatic automatic transmission, power steering, the hypnotic hum of the dual exhaust, and Cadillac's legendary ride quality, this is how you want vintage cruising to be.
This is a rolling icon at an obtainable price. So don't miss your chance. Call today!!!
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