Cadillac 1951 Series 62 Four Door Saloon - Muscle Car

Cadillac 1951 Series 62 Four Door Saloon

Cadillac 1951 Series 62 Four Door Saloon

1951 Cadillac Series 62 Four Door Saloon

Cadillac’s luxury car range continued after the war with the third-generation Series 62. The lower sleek lines, luxurious cabin, tons of chrome embellishment and a new OHV V8 power plant offered all the comfort and performance the American buying public could wish for.

This is a Detroit masterpiece representing the pinnacle of automotive design and advanced engineering by Cadillac during the 1950’s.

The V8 soundtrack is impressively quiet and smooth when driving this Cadillac, with good acceleration and indiscernible auto-gear changes. The naturally soft suspension, comfy bench seats and opulent interior add to the beautiful experience.

This beautiful show-stopper has an interesting provenance and has been cherished by its former owners. Its previous owner had it for twenty years, and before that, it spent over 20 years with one of the true heavyweights of Rock n’ Roll, Paul Rodgers, the unforgettable voice behind the bands Free and Bad Company, and he shared the stage with Queen for five years. That’s quite the provenance.

An accompanying H.M. Customs and Excise document shows us that this Cadillac was imported to the U.K. on 28th May 1972 by its first U.K. owner, the late Hon. Alan Clark, conservative M.P. However, it was not registered until the 4th March 1977.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers of Free, Bad Company and Queen fame was the second custodian from 5th September 1978. The car featured on the 1979 Bad Company album cover ‘Desolation Angels’ and other promotional material.

Paul Rodgers later commissioned a comprehensive restoration in 1987, including a bare metal respray that still shines through today.

Owned previously and enjoyed by an American car enthusiast from 1 January 2003 until 2023, this fantastic car has been a regular at local car shows.

Looking online, this Caddy has passed every (exempt) MOT since 2006. It was last presented for MOT in February 2012 at 17,171 miles.

The V5 is present along with restoration invoices, two Shop Manuals, magazine and newspaper articles, a copy of the Bad Company album and British Tour guide, and three Classic American Automobile Club awards. This glorious and tasteful interior is a fine example of Americana styling. Created by Fleetwood, the bronze-painted steel dash, door tops, and gold panels are works of art, and the instrumentation and chrome switchgear look fantastic and are in good condition.

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