1951 Cadillac Series 62 Classic

Price: US $6,100.00 Item location: San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Series 62 sedan
  • Type: four-door
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 31,200
  • VIN: 516270344
  • Color: Capri Green
  • Engine size: 331Cu. In. V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Lt Tan Figured Cloth
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1951 Cadillac Other Series 62 sedan


31,200 Original Miles. Runs and Drives Great

In his youth, lvis would have been pleased with this factory-correct ’51 Cadillac Series 62 sedan. His enthusiastic love of everything Cadillac is legendary. For BlueChip Motorcars to uncover a once dusty survivor from an era that Elvis defined in his music is truly something to sing about.

The 31,200 original miles showing on the odometer adds to the thrill of the hunt, urther evidence of the possible survivability of a 64 year-old quality automobile that captured the hearts of the motoring public when it was new. Even today this Cadillac runs and drives remarkably well and turns heads wherever it goes. It's extremely smooth motoring, nd an ideal touring car for some out of the way family picnic.

As experts in the classic car industry suggest, telltale sign of originality is often found in unusual places; like the factory door hinges, specially in a classic that weighs nearly 4,000 pounds. It might not be scientific, ut original door hinges reveal the degree of care and maintenance of an old car, specially a car that appears factory original in every regard. Fortunately, he factory hinges on VIN 516270344 are free from stress cracks, orrosion or other signs of abuse caused by the constant opening and closing of the heavy doors. The trunk even includes the original bumper jack and attachment points from 1951, long with Cadillac’s owner information sheet on how to raise and lower the car!

When the 1951 Cadillac Series 62 arrived at BlueChip’s facility, he crew went to work to verify its pedigree and condition, ven before the documents and factory records from the original owners arrived, ttesting to its low mileage.

Together, ll the mechanicals, ssembly hardware, nterior components, pholstery and factory Capri Green paint scheme provided a vivid picture of a once pampered ’51 Cadillac. According to the classic-car professionals at Hagerty.com, Survival rate is excellent and these cars have usually been garaged for much of their life.”

Further inspection unveiled a matching-numbered V8 engine, ne which runs and drives fashionably well amid city traffic, nd takes you back to a slower pace in time. Most importantly, he original Capri Green factory paint has survived intact with normal aging, hips and patina mostly on the quarter panels and lower rocker panels. Yet, fter 64 years on the road, he factory paint still shines, testament to the finish work at Cadillac.

After years in storage, he body is no worse for wear, nd the sheet metal is solid and straight, nd the doors, indows, ranks and rubber window seals appear to be in good working condition. The window glass is in good condition, oo and all windows operate as they should. The chrome bumpers are incredible for a classic many decades old.

It features Saginaw-equipped steering, ual exhaust and Cadillac’s improved dual-range Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, nd is powered by a 331 cubic-inch V8 that offered 160-hp@3800 rpm when new. It’s been noted that Cadillac’s 331 cubic-inch V8 can sip fuel too, ome averaging 20 miles-per-gallon.

The ’51 is notable thanks to a complete redesign that happened a year prior, change which gave the Series 62 a longer, ower more solid appearance, here the side of the car feathered into the rear fenders. The one-piece curved windshields on the ’51 were state-of-the-art at the time, nd the glass in this particular Cadillac appears original in every respect. A larger grille also added to the styling cue changes of the period.

Fans of Elvis Presley believe he did more to promote Cadillac than any of the automaker’s advertisements ever did. Elvis owned and gave away a fleet of various models of Cadillac during his lengthy career. He essentially shaped his bigger-than-life rock n’ roll persona around a Detroit-made marque fit for a king. From there, adillac became the most luxurious brand in America; a must-have for the rich and famous.

If you are searching for American-made originality from one of the most luxurious brands, ook no further than this ’51 Cadillac sedan that is ready to drive and enjoy.

For additional information call BlueChip Motorcars at (949) 496-3000, R DIRECT (949) 922-1006. Or, og onto www.BlueChipMotorcars.com, r visit BlueChip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano, alifornia.


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed. The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please email us if you would like to see the car in person. If you prefer, e can arrange to have a qualified, ndependent, rofessional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).

It is the buyer’s responsibility to verifythat all of the seller’s information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, nd make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1,000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), ank check, ashier's check, ayPal or bank transfer (preferred).

The remainder is due within 5 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'sCheck, r bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal WILL NOT be accepted as a form of payment for the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, ell it to the next high bidder, r sell it otherwise.

Please arrange financing prior to bidding, e can help with this. Once the final balance has been paid, itle transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, e will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and International shippers should you need assistance.


This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith.

No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, e will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, ut the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.Before delivery of the vehicle, he winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license, ign the Buyer’s Guide and in CA; sign an Agreement to furnish Insurance.

Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, he seller, o the buyer or the buyers’ agent or chosen Transport Company.
If you are not sure about something, lease ask us. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle.

About Factory Correct Cars offered by BlueChip Motorcars

BlueChip Motorcars periodically offers classic cars that may be listed as Factory Correct, r Numbers Matching. Because there are many opinions about the term(s) used to describe these types of listings, llow us to explain how BlueChip Motorcars comes to that assessment.

As you may know, epending on the source, he term “matching numbers, r factory correct,” may mean many things to many people. Purists might define it as a car with every possible window crank, ash knob or even every nut and bolt is original to the car from the time it left the production line. Although some classic cars do exist in that rare condition, ost do not.

The majority of classic cars on the market were at some point in their ownership, estored or repaired with NOS parts (new old stock) or licensed reproduction parts. Whenever the information is available to us about the use of these parts, lueChip Motorcars will gladly pass it along to the potential buyer.

BlueChip Motorcars uses the term Factory Correct or Numbers Matching only to distinguish a vehicle where the engine casting code corresponds with the VIN and Cowl Tag code. If these codes tell the same story about the car in question, lueChip Motorcars then considers it to be a Factory Correct or Numbers Matching vehicle. However, nless otherwise stated, he transmission, ear end, nd transmission may or may not be original to the car.

BlueChip Motorcars welcomes all potential buyers to verify all the information with a qualified expert. We would be happy to email you all the numbers that are obtainable on any vehicle where the term Factory Correct or Matching Numbers is used.