1955 Cadillac Series 62

1955 Cadillac Series 62

Cadillac was formed from the remnants of Henry Fordʼs venture, The Henry Ford Company. Henry Ford left that company in 1902 to start Ford Motor Company. Assets left behind by Ford were to be valued for liquidation by a respected industrialist, Henry Leland. Once there, Leland instead convinced the officers to get back into car production, using his proven single cylinder engine. The officers were convinced and on August 22, 1902, the Cadillac Automobile Company was born, making it the second oldest American marque (Buick is the oldest, having been formed in 1899).

By the mid 1950ʻs it seemed Cadillac could do no wrong. Each year's cars were carefully planned to build on the appeal of previous models, as with the 1955 Cadillac Series 62. Cadillac gave this model a facelift in 1954 and a further tweaking in 1955 by giving it a smoother hood, broader grille and revised exterior trim. Cadillacʼs 331 cubic inch V8 was still state of the art but it was tuned to produce more power over the same engine the previous year for a total of 250 horsepower. Besides a consistent product formula, Cadillac paid close attention to customer feedback and responded quickly. As an example, 1955 is the first year that all Cadillac automobiles came with automatic transmissions. Cadillac continues to be a top seller today.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1955
Make: Cadillac
Model: Series 62
Style: 2 door sedan
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 331 cubic inch
Engine HP: N/A
Trans: N/A

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