1953 Cadillac Coupe Series 62

Today’s car is a 1953 Cadillac Coupe Series – Sixty Two owned by Norman Ash. I photographed this car at the Hermosa Beach Endless Summer Classic Car Show 2024. The body is finished in a custom blend of coral and salmon and the top is Alpine White with a matching interior. According to Norman Cadillac custom painted a car in this color for the great boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. It is powered by a 210 hp 331 cu in, OHV V8 engine, with a Rochester 4GC 4-barrel carburetor, that is mated to a a four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission with 3.07 rear axle. Slowing this beauty down are drum brakes in all 4-corners. The independent front suspension is Cadillac’s Knee-Action utilizing coil springs. The rear suspension is a live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. Telescopic dampers all around. The car sports the optional chrome wire wheels and white wall tires.

This is the third generation of Series 62’s that were produced from 1948 to 1953. The total number of 1953 Cadillacs produced was 109,651 of those 14,353 were 2 door coupes, The MSRP was $3,570.00. The published top speed of 107 MPH with a 0-60 mph time of 12.6 Seconds.

This eye catching color on this restored Cadillac always draws attention. What a great car to take to Cadillac/GM car shows, Cars & Coffee events, or just cruising around town with a touch of class and a smile on your face. Thank you for riding along. Frank

I like the reflection of the Palm trees on the hood in this shot. So Southern California! Hermosa Beach!
Another reflection of the Palm trees. Southern California! Hermosa Beach, CA