Glittering chrome and shimmering paint make this 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible a true luxury classic Caddy
But there’s so much more here. It’s a true restomod where they updated and upgraded the full build with big block power, four-wheel disc brakes, a modern luxury A/C interior, and much more.
Let’s start with the first impression. When you see the drop-top coming down the road, the radiant glow of the navy blue lets you know instantly that this is something special. It’s the product of a very professional application of a modern color and plenty of shiny clearcoat. Of course, the mirror-like finish is not the brightest thing on the car. These Caddys were known for acres of chrome, and this one has been heavily invested in to make sure it’s all complete and has a smooth reflection. It’s on everything, including the bumpers with iconic Dagmars, wide intricate grille, goddess hood ornament, side trim, wire wheels, and two-piece windshield. But while this one is a gorgeous classic, it also lets you know it’s a true custom. The frenched headlights, shaved door handles, deleted badging, and wide dual exhaust tips. Plus, the blue convertible top with a glass rear window has a very European-like sense of style against the glossy blue paint.
Another way this one signals it’s something special is how you use the remote key fob to pop open the doors. It’s your gateway to an interior that adds plenty of modern touches to the classic style. The seats are done in supple leather. They have a timeless look of quality that fits in this classic, but you can also tell they have been updated. That’s why the front has individual armrests for bucket-like comfort when you want it. They both independently power adjust, too. The classic AM radio might be in the dash, but it’s now made to be an AM/FM tuner with a CD changer in the upholstered trunk. The surround on the upgraded steering wheel matches the upholstery, and it’s mounted on a tilt column. It gives you a clear view of the jewel-like gauge package. And when you fire up this Caddy, you’ll also see digital readouts neatly integrated underneath. There are a ton of great upgrades, but the best might be the power windows and power convertible top. After all, when combined, that means you don’t even have to leave the driver’s seat to open this one up to the world. And cold-blowing air conditioning keeps this open-top feeling comfortable even in the summer.
The engine bay is ready for display, too. It has smooth inner walls done in an exterior-matching blue, there are beige motor accents to match the interior, and we especially like the air custom grabber that combines the two. Plus, there’s plenty of polish in this tidy set up to give the right chromed Caddy feeling. And when you look beyond the style, you’ll see plenty of substance. It’s a 502 cubic-inch big block V8. It inhales deeply with a Holley Street Avenger four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with added power out of headers feeding the dual exhaust. This impressive power package also is done well with supporting components like a serpentine belt system and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. Add in a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power four-wheel disc brakes, and you soon realize that this classic coupe will leave you wanting for nothing.
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Location: Lutz, Florida, United States