Hershey

9-10 October 2014

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Lot 272

1955 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

  • Chassis no. 556227442

Sold for $27,500


Model 6219X. 250 bhp, 331 cu.in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, independent front coil-spring suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129 in.

  • A cosmetically refreshed original car with 52,000 miles
  • Most popular Cadillac in 1955


In 1954, General Motors issued a new series of “C” bodies, which were used by Cadillac, Buick, and Oldsmobile. Presaging the future, they introduced the panoramic “wraparound” windshield that would become almost obligatory in 1955. With the major changes already made public, Cadillac had quite a job making the ’55s look new. In the end, though, the subtle refinement resulted in a more sophisticated Cadillac, and the public agreed, as sales were boosted by nearly 25 percent, to set a record.

Although the cars were mechanically similar to the 1954 ones, horsepower was increased to 250 for the standard engine, which was largely due to a higher compression. Manifolds were redesigned, and despite the higher power, fuel economy was also improved. Although the Hydra-Matic transmission was already favored by the vast majority of Cadillac customers, it was finally made standard.

The dramatic Eldorado may have been the Cadillac most people lusted after, but the Series 62 Sedan was the style most of them bought. At $3,977, it was the least expensive Cadillac, and although it still cost $628 more than a Buick Roadmaster, the nameplate itself was worth the extra money.

We understand that this 1955 Series 62 is an original 53,000-mile car that has had one repaint. The interior has been cosmetically refreshed, and the seats are protected with transparent plastic covers. It is equipped with power steering, power windows, windshield washers, an Autronic Eye automatic headlight dimmer, a radio, and a heater, and it was recently fitted with new tires. This Cadillac is ready to show or tour.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more