1958 CADILLAC SERIES 62 COUPE DE VILLE
- Condition: Used
- Make: Cadillac
- Model: SERIES 62
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: SERIES 62
- Year: 1958
- Mileage: 37,423
- VIN: 58GO37532
- Color: DUSTY ROSE
- Engine size: V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: MULTI COLOR
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1958 Cadillac SERIES 62
1958 CADILLAC SERIES 62 COUPE DE VILLE
THIS IS AN ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION 1958 CADILLAC SERIES 62 COUPE DEVILLE.
IT IS A BLACK PLATE CALIFORNIA CAR WITH LOW LOW LOW MILES (37K)THAT ARE ORIGINAL MILES TO THE CAR.
THIS IS NOT A RESTORED CAR. IT IS IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION. SOME ENGINE MAINTENANCE WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO THE CAR, BUT NO RESTORATION WHICH MAKES THE CAR A VERY RARE AND UNIQUE CAR BASED ON ITS ORIGINALITY.
EVERYTHING ON THE CAR WORKS INCLUDING ELECTRIC WINDOWS.
YOU WILL NOT FIND ONE LIKE THIS IN THIS VERY UNIQUE AND DESIRABLE COLOR.
Like many of their corporate cousins, the 1958 Cadillacs are a unique, 1-year-only design that pushed tailfins and chrome to new limits that would only be upstaged by the outrageous 1959 models. As a result, there’s shiny trim everywhere you look, from the massive grille where every little bullet is an individual piece, to the ornate trim along the flanks, to the wonderfully ornate taillight assemblies. The doors are big and heavy, but swivel almost effortlessly on their hinges and close without a brutal slam, and with all that trim, there’s just no place for sloppy panel alignment to hide. Other notable details include the wrap-around frontand rear glass, all of which has that bluish Soft-Ray tint, and the gold-plated emblems on the hood and deck lid that demonstrate conclusively that Cadillac was taking no prisoners in the 1950s.
Tasteful sums up the interior, which seems in contrast to the outrageous bodywork. Power equipment includes windows and seats, along with an AM radio in the center of the dash. The instrument panel seems to echo the look of the front end, particularly the headlight pods, and there’s enough chrome inside this Cadillac to finish a normal car's trim from the same era. The color-matched steering wheel is a beautiful piece of 1950s art, and combined with the ultra-slender shifter lever, perfectly captures the direction of high-end industrial design. Carpets, door panels, headliner, and even the dash pad are all in excellent condition, and that the trunk is big enough to move a 2-bedroom apartment.
Cadillac’s 365 cubic inch V8 was still a brilliant performer in 1958, even though an even bigger power plant was on the way in 1959. It idles smoothly and floats the big coupe along on a wave of torque that feels like it could pull forever. Power steering and brakes make such a big car not only possible but pleasurable to drive, and the Hydra-Matic automatic transmission remained standard equipment. The engine bay is clean but shows signs of use and the chassis is tidy enough that you won’t think twice about a road trip. Twin exhaust pipes give it a muscular hum and whitewall radials are the right size to fill those big wheel wells.
If it’s attention you crave, no other car delivers it like a Cadillac with fins. The fact that it’s also a great road machine is only icing on this cake.
In 1958 there was a new grille featuring multiple round "cleats" at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical members. The grille insert was wider and new bumper guards were positioned lower to the parking lamps. New dual headlamps were used and small chrome fins decorated the front fenders. Tailfins were less pronounced and trim attachments were revised. The word Cadillac appeared in block letters on the fins of base models. On the sides of the car were five longer horizontal wind splits ahead of the unskirted rear wheel housing and front fender horizontal mouldings with crests placed above the trailing edge and no rocker sill trim. The convertible and the De Villes used solid metal trim on the lower half of the conical projection flares, while other models had a thin ridge molding in the same location. On Series 62 Eldorados, a V-shaped ornament and model identification script were mounted to the deck lid. Series 62 Eldorados also had ten vertical chevron slashes ahead of the open rear wheel housings and crest medallions on the flank of the tailfins. Broad, sculptured beauty panels decorated the lower rear quarters on all Series 62 Eldorados and extended around the wheel opening to stretch along the body sills. Standard equipment on all Series 62s was the same as the previous year. All new was an extended deck Series 62 sedan which, along with the Series 62 Sedan de Ville, stretched 8.5inches longer than the regular 4-door Series 62, and a special order Series 62 Eldorado Seville of which only one was actually built. Excluding export sedans and chassis only, the Series 62 offered an all-time record of nine bodystyles this year. The infamous Cadillac Air-Suspension was optional. The following year De Ville and Eldorado were spun off onto their own series.