If your in the market for a cool classic but still want to do some work to it you are in luck. Most the time when you find a car that needs work it is rusted out and would be a money pit. That is not the case here. This classic 1955 Cadillac Series 62 is well on its way to being a beautiful show car and needs very little to be completed. That gives you a chance to get your hands in on the build process without having to do the extensive work that has gotten it this far. Scroll down to see a list of the things left to do to the car. The two door hardtop is coated in the original style yellow with metallic green hard top (Paint Code 40-44). The car was completely disassembled and media blasted before receiving the new paint job which has a great shine. The body is laser straight and the paint was entirely wet sanded and buffed to a great finish. It was a Texas car its entire life and is currently with its second owner. Every chrome piece was removed and rechromed with all the stainless being polished and buffed out. All of the rubber seals on the car were replaced which is a time consuming task that really makes a difference when it comes to wind noise. The car left the factory with accessory options E-H which include the E-Z eye glass, fog lights, 3.07 gear ratio, and the heating system. The deck lid crest is brand new which surprisingly is a very pricey item. All of the side window glass has been replaced and are in perfect shape. Every nut and bolt on the car was media blasted and then cad plated which really shows the attention to detail. This isn't a project car where your going to spend time fixing other peoples work. This thing was done right and with no corners cut has the potential to be one of the nicest old Cadillacs around. The car rides on the original style wheels and hubcaps with brand new white wall tires.
Moving on to the engine you will see a smooth running 331 V8 that has no issues. The car has been entirely converted to a 12 volt system which will save you some money and time not having to chase down those 6 volt parts. The top end has been completely rebuilt with various new parts being added. These parts include the new generator, power steering pump, original style battery, water pump, fuel pump, and starter. The new dual exhaust system puts a little extra rumble out of the car which has a great sound. All of the lines are routed along the frame with both painted and finished off well. The brake system was entirely rebuilt to insure it never lets you down. The power steering system is also in place making the car much easier to drive than most classics. When a car is being restored a lot of time the gas tank just sits. In the case of this car it was entirely refurbished to insure no old gas ever gets back in the system.
In the interior is where you will find the most work needing to be done. Don't let that scare you away though because the dash is not included and is completely finished off. It is left in the original style which is absolutely gorgeous. All of the interior molding was media blasted and repainted. Most of this molding is in place and ready to go. All of the light lenses are brand new which is another feature that people tend to over look.
Things Left To Do
Repair rocker panel molding
Install rear window molding
Needs headliner, upholstery and door panels recovered
V's and crest bezels on hood and deck lid need replating
Need front crest
Power steering gear box need shaft seals
Finish clamping exhaust
Fine tune motor
Install second heater blower
Install interior trim
Needs shifter knob
Needs new shocks
This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a light project. It is already on its way and needs very little to be finished. These cars are very popular and when finished you will be in good position to even make a profit! Ask around and you will see the investment value alone is worth the buy!
This is a great investment at $29,850.00!