1953 Cadillac Convertible

Last updated on November 21, 2022

Today’s car is a 1953 Cadillac Convertible Series 62 and It is finished in Black with a Red interior and Tan convertible top. I saw this car at Net Cruz Cars and Coffee gathering.  It is powered by a 331 cu in, 5.4 liter OHV V8, with Rochester 4GC 4-bbl carburetor, producing 210 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Buick Dynaflow 2-speed automatic transmission. In 1953 the General Motors Hydramatic Plant burned to the ground, leaving Cadillac without a source of transmissions. Buick Dynaflow transmissions were then adapted to Cadillacs. To spot the difference the Buick Dynaflow has a Park position and Cadillac Hydramatic did not. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through hypoid semi-floating differential with a 3.07 to 1 gear ratio. Helping slow this baby down are 4 wheel hydraulic drum brakes. The front suspension is independent knee action with helical coil springs and the rear suspension is semi-elliptical springs. The original MSRP was $4,140.00. The total number of 1953 Cadillacs produced was 109,651 of which 8,367 were convertibles. The top speed was estimated to be 107 mph with a 0- 60 mph time @ 11.9 seconds.

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I love this eye catching color combination, Black with a Tan top. A beautiful car that is great for any car event or a relaxing ride in the country or along the coast. Thanks for riding along. Frank

Note the Park on the transmission gear indicator.