1/29/16 O&A NYC AUTOMOBILE: Classic 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Heading To Auction


Based on the standard Cadillac Series 62 that hit the market in 1940, this 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe designed by famous coach builder Ghia is culmination of Italian design and American engineering unlike anything before it. This one in particular was given a unique grille and taillights, lacked front parking lights, and featured two “bumperettes” rather than the standard full bumper. Not to mention the 212-horsepower V8 that you’ll find under the hood, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission.

But the story of this Cadillac is one of mystery. It was alleged to be delivered originally to John Perona, owner of Manhattan’s El Morocco. But other rumors point to it being owned/driven by actress Rita Hayworth. It then switched hands a number of times before taking up a residence with its current owner, an avid collector.


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