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1961 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE











1961 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
ID # 61F033432
Frame off restoration with 4674 miles on restoration. The firewall is the color of the car. It is the nicest factory color offered in 1961 of Pompeian Red Metallic and is absolutely fabulous in depth and shine. The car was painted apart and then assembled. The new convertible top is red and also coordinates quite nicely with the paint. The leather hides are N.O.S. Metallic Red Florentine Leather that were brought in from New York and are the correct color for 61. They are glove soft and beautiful. The motor and transmission have been gone through. The radiator was recored, Original jack with factory wheel chock and also still has the original spare. All chrome bumpers stainless, shocks, brakes, (boosters too), front end, etc have been redone. Power trunk, power windows (vents too), six way seat with folding armrest between driver and passenger, power antenna, remote mirror, acutronic eye etc. Has rare and optional fog lamps in the front bumper where the turn signals would be. Has an AM/FM/CD player that is mounted under the dash without any modification to dash, has two expensive box speakers that are not visible mounted and pushed way under the dash and also has two Boston wedge speakers pushed under the back of the front seat. This is all hooked into the nicely working (pull on the factory radio volume knob to raise) power antenna. Factory AM radio works fine also. It is an Arizona car with Arizona license plates on the car. The Arizona rust free body and undercarriage is in unbelievably exceptional shape. It has lived a very pampered life. Same owner for over eighteen years. I have never seen a nicer 61 in all the time I have owned it. It has taken many 1st place trophies. Included is a Beverly Hills Car Cover in the trunk, the shop manual, paint chip chart, accessory and sale brochure. etc. Probably the most influential American automotive styling cue of all time is the tailfin. Inspired by the distinctive twin-rudder design of the Lockheed P-38 fighter plane, the so-called “tailfin” first appeared on the 1948 Cadillac, but began growing in height soon afterward, culminating with the legendary excess of the 1959 Cadillac’s. My favorite is the 1961 models, when the fins were in regression and Bill Mitchell’s design team took over from the outlandish Harley Earl in GM’s studios. This was the beginning of the era in design sense!