The 1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado was a continuation of the successful limited-production 1953 Eldorado, but priced quite a bit less and built in greater quantity. Like the 1954 Buick Skylark, it was far less "custom" in these years, sharing the basic Sixty-Two convertible body, but sporting an exclusive shark-fin rear end and round taillights.

For 1955, the standard engine was a special high-performance version of the Cadillac V-8, offered on no other model that year. It had twin four-barrel carbs and 270 horsepower.

Pluses
of the 1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
  • More affordable than the '53
  • Lots of luxury
  • Comparative rarity
  • Good investment
  • Parts not normally a problem
  • Milestone car status
Minuses of the 1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
  • Larger and thirstier than the '53, too
  • Also less unique in appearance and engineering
Production of the 1954 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
2,150

Production
of the 1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
3,950

Specifications
of the 1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:
Length, inches: 223.4
Wheelbase, inches: 129.0
Weight, pounds: 4,809-4,815
Price, new: $4,738-$6,286 (U.S.)


Engines
for the 1954-1955 Cadillac Series Sixty-Two Eldorado:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8331 cid
230/270
1954-1955

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