Cadillac 62 Generation 4 Series 55-62 6267X Convertible Coupe by Fisher

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62 Generation 4 Series 55-62 6267X Convertible Coupe by Fisher





While no major appearance changes were seen on Cadillacs this year, a number of refinements were apparent. The grille was redesigned with wider spaces between the blades, the parking lamps were repositioned directly below the headlights. On the sides of the body the rub-rail mouldings formed a right angle with the vertical trim on the rear doors or fenders of Series 62 and 60S models. This accentuated a character line in the sheet metal. The Florentine curve rear window treatment was adopted for sedans. Three chrome mouldings bordered the rear license plate on either side and deck lid decorations consisted of a V-shaped ornament and a Cadillac crest. Sales reached a record 118,190, accounting for nearly 84% of all Cadillac’s sold. Standard equipment included back-up lights, turn signals, and automatic transmission.

The Coupe DeVille had a golden script nameplate at the upper body belt just forward of the rear window pillar.

The Eldorado sport convertible featured extras such as; wide chrome body belt moldings, a distinctive rear fender design with twin round taillights halfway up the fenders and flatter, pointed tailfins. Tubeless tires were a new feature throughout the line.

Cadillac horsepower seemed to climb right along with sales. For 1955 it reached 250 standard via higher compression (9.0:1) and improved manifolding; Eldorado now boasted 270HP courtesy of dual four-barrel carburettors, optional for other models.

62 285HP 365ci 5972cc 129in (3277) Fisher 61634Gab. Sedan DeVille 41732Gab. Coupe DeVille 24086gab. Eldorado 6050Gab. 1956 566200000 - ………

In 1956 there was a new grille, with finer textured insert, and the repositioning of the parking lights in the bumpers, below the wing guards. Buyers were given an option of the standard satin finish grille or an optional gold finish. Cadillac script was found on the left side. A narrow chrome moulding and nine vertical louvres were seen. The Coupe de Ville had a model nameplate and a Cadillac crest on the sides of the front fenders.

The Coupe de Ville was joined by the Series 62 Sedan de Ville, Cadillac's first standard production 4-door hardtop. Similarly to the Coupe de Ville, it was also more expensive and more luxuriously trimmed that the standard 4-door Series 62. With 41,732 sold, it also easily outsold the Series 62 sedan in its very first year. Given their sales success, it was only natural that the Coupe de Ville and Sedan de Ville were moved to their own separate series in 1959, the Series 6300, being joined by a De Ville convertible in 1964.

For 1956, the milestone V-8 was stroked to 101.6mm to deliver 285 bhp standard and 305 for Eldorado. The standard four-door 62 sedan was 178mm shorter than the other cars in the series.

The Eldorado subseries also gained a new bodystyle, a 2-door hardtop called the Seville. An Eldorado script finally appeared with fender crest on the car which was further distinguished by a twin hood ornament. Extras featured on the Eldorado convertible, now known as the Biarritz in order to distinguish it from the Seville, were a ribbed chrome saddle moulding extending from the windshield to the rear window pillar along the beltline and flat, pointed rear fender fins. Power steering was now standard.

Series 62 sales reached an all-time record in 1956 at 134,502 units, accounting for an all-time record 86.4% of all Cadillacs sold. This included 66,818 De Ville and 6050 Eldorado’s.

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