1961 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
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1961 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
- 390ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 94k Miles
- White Over White and Red Interior
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“A new Cadillac car is one of the few material possessions for which there is no completely acceptable substitute.” - Cadillac 1961 magazine advertisement headline
“Hagerty summarizes: “The 1961 Cadillac Series 62 picked up many of Pininfarina's styling cues found on the 1960 Eldorado Brougham. The 1961 62s were shorter, squarer and more angular, with the upper tail fin now duplicated as a venturi, lower down.”
“Series 62 models were still six- and four-window four-door hardtops, a two-door hardtop, and a convertible. Engines remained 390-cid V-8s, with 325 hp, and all cars were equipped with an automatic transmission. Popular options included air conditioning, Guide-Matic headlights, and a full suite of power features.”
“Strong sales of the 1963 and 1964 Series 62 models make them a better choice as a beginning collectible car. Higher production numbers make it easier to find good quality examples, and it also means that trim and body parts are easier to source than on the 1961 and 1962 models. Build quality is quite good on all Series 62s of this generation, and all of the body styles have a commanding presence.”
Offered here is a 1961 Cadillac Series 62 convertible in white over dark-red-and-white under a white fabric convertible top. The odometer shows 94,429 miles, fewer than 1,600 miles per-year on average since new. This is a well-maintained survivor.
The exterior white paint exhibits a smooth-as-glass finish with even gloss across the entire body. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Sheet metal is free of dings, dents, scratches, or other damage. The white fabric soft top is free of imperfections and properly fitted, as is the red cover or the convertible “boot.” The classic Cadillac chrome bumpers and front grille have been well-maintained with minimal patina and no impact damage. Other chrome—on the windshield surround, side mirrors, door handles, and body trim—is in similar condition. Cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks. Factory badging includes the Cadillac crest with “V” on the hood, Cadillac front-fender emblems, and the rear-deck badging identical to the hood. Factory 15-inch steel wheels (with body-color-painted full wheel covers with chrome Cadillac-crest emblems) are mounted with period-correct 225/75 wide-whitewall tires. The carpeted trunk includes a JLAudio® woofer and Kenwood® cd player.
The dark-red-and-white interior adds excitement. The front buckets and rear bench seat are upholstered in a handsome combination of dark-red leather with horizontally pleated white inserts. Door trim echoes the red-and-pleated-white look adding turned-metal chrome and carpeted red kick panels. Red carpeting, protected by Cadillac-branded red-and-white rubber mats, covers the cabin floors. A 2-spoke chrome and woodgrain-trimmed steering wheel; with Cadillac emblem center cap frames the red-and-white dashboard and chrome-trimmed instrument cluster. The shift lever for the automatic transmission is mounted on the steering column. Beneath the 120-mph speedometer, slide-levers control the HVAC and defroster functions. Also in the dash are a later-edition Cadillac-branded cassette player, analog clock, and the top-mounted receiver for the Guide-Matic headlight-control system. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the Cadillac's various interior surfaces.)
Under the hood, the 390-cubic-inch Cadillac V8 wearing its correct blue engine-block (and valve-cover) paint commands a largely stock-appearing engine bay. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete and undamaged. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
The car's original identification and data tags remain mounted. The owner's manual and related literature are included in the sale.
While the more than 225 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '61 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Warm-weather, top-down drives in this Series 62 Convertible promise memories for a lifetime. Turn up the tunes… and drive on.
Trim Tag Decode -
61-6267: 1961 Cadillac Convertible
Trim 29B: White and Maroon Leather, Front Bucket Seats
Paint: Olympic White
Top 1: White Convertible Top
ACC EHK: E=EZ Eye Glass, H=Heater, K=Air Conditioning