The 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado was like the contemporary Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Fiesta: a limited-production show car, and widely sought after because of this. Fortunately, quite a few have survived in proportion to the small number built.

The
cut-down body and "Panoramic" windshield, metal convertible boot, ultra-luxurious upholstery, and chrome plated wire wheels made the 1953 Series Sixty-Two Eldorado the sportiest Cadillac ever. It created quite a stir despite an eye-opening price.

Pluses of the 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:

  • Historical importance
  • Exclusive styling features
  • Very desirable in Cadillac circles
  • High performance
  • Milestone car status
Minuses of the 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
  • Heavier-looking than the smooth 1948-49 models
  • Many body parts now virtually unobtainable
  • High price on today's market
Production of the 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
532

Specifications of
the 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
Length, inches: 215.8
Wheelbase, inches: 126.0
Weight, pounds: 4,800
Price, new: $7,750 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1953 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8331 cid
210
1953

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