West Coast Classics are proud to present this 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille 2 Door Hardtop, probably one of very few of the most desirable, mostly all original, of classic cars available anywhere in near mint condition. The condition of this car is remarkable by all standards.
The car is an absolutely exceptional and great daily driving and completely rust free and stock example of this mostly all original 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville 2 door Hardtop in it's very striking original 'Black' (Code 1) factory color paint and with an all new 'Light Gray Leather' interior with original door panels and headliner and with factory specifications and options including power steering, power brakes, power windows, heater and defroster, 6 way power seats, fog lamps, original radio, back-up lights and it's original 331 V8 engine!
This Cadillac, vin # 506246072, was part of a 100 plus car collection from the Charles M. Cawley estate. Mr. Cawley was the founder and CEO of MBNA banking corporation and the person who started Mastercard. Mr. Cawley passed away in 2012 and his estate began selling off the collection after his passing, eventually placing this car for sale at the 2015 Mecum Indianapolis auction, Lot T255. It was sold and went to a classic car dealership in Scottsdale, AZ, with an odometer reading of 16,383 original miles.
In July, 2017, this car was purchased by the current owner, with the ODO still at 16,383 miles. The current ODO is approximately just under 21,000. This car is In mostly original condition save for a complete new interior in 2012, including all leather, carpet and headliner to original Cadillac specifications .
Highlights of car are as follows:
Original 6237DX code 2 Door Hardtop Series 62 DeVille 1 of 4,507 built in 1950 Original Black code 1 paint and undercoating Original chrome Original glass Original 331 V8 engine with matching numbers Power assisted steering Power brakes Original Power windows Original Power seats Original clock Hydra-magic transmission Original Wonder bar radio Original vacuum windshield wipers Original hydraulic braking system Original 6 volt electrical system Original clock with newer quartz movement Original systems & gauges all in working order as designed All new Cadillac leather interior Power antenna Rocker panel moldings Rear fender skirts 1953 Kelsey-Hayes style chrome wheels
Supplemental items included:
4 car show award plaques 3 bottles lead additive ( bottle in before filling tank) 1950 Cadillac Data book 1950 Cadillac Ownership Guide Booklet Air Conditioning in Cadillac Cars ( for 12 volt systems ) 1950 Cadillac Shop Manual 3-ring binder with service records from 1990 to present
Matching numbers 331/150 HP V-8 engine Original paint and undercoating Odometer reads 20,948 miles Original chrome Original glass Original Wonderbar radio and vacuum power antenna Vacuum windshield wipers Power steering Power windows
This is a truly superb all original survivor example of a 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville from a very fastidious and exacting long time owner's collection! The car reportedly has some 21K original miles & a rebuilt engine & transmission. Options include; Power windows, Power seat, fog lamps, rear center armrest, rocker panel moldings, rear fender skirts and the car has great chrome, all the stainless is highly polished, the trunk has been relined correctly with original material, and it has Coupe de Ville headliner bows. The car also boasts all original carpet in remarkably great condition throughout testifying to its careful and meticulously kept ownership history through the years. It has obviously never been involved in any accidents and it has absolutely no rust. Obviously meticulously maintained, engine purrs and drives incredibly well, transmission shifts very smoothly, it would be hard, probably impossible to find a finer or more correct mostly all original example anywhere else!
The 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville 2 Door Hardtop was priced only slightly less than the Series 62 convertible of the same year and was one of the highest priced cars of its day - and with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome and larger fins than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite.
The 331 V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car has four good tires and its original factory hubcaps.
This is a rare opportunity to own a simply stunning and wonderful driving example of a 1950 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville for the serious Cadillac enthusiast or collector. Few more correct or finer looking examples can possibly be available anywhere else!