Sold for £17,438
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: T.B.A
Chassis No: 5662037701
Styling and horsepower were the watchwords of '50s American car design and no examples epitomised the thinking more than the voluptuous Harley Earl-penned Cadillacs. For the lower, sleeker body of the Series 62 model introduced in 1953, the effect of the distinctive tailfins that had been the company's hallmark since 1948 were heightened by: a redesigned grille with heavier integral bumper and tapered dagmar-style bumper guards, prominent headlamp eyebrows, smoothly curved one-piece rear window and a fresh design of full-size chrome wheel trim. In 1956, there was a new grille, with finer textured insert, and the repositioning of the parking lights in the bumpers, below the wing guards. Buyers were given an option of the standard satin finish grille or an optional gold finish. The Coupe de Ville was more expensive and more luxuriously trimmed than the standard 4-door Series 62 models.
Offered here is a lovely example of the highly sought-after 1956 Coupe de Ville with 4 doors. Finished in a striking and very ‘period’ Soft Pink with matching and very stylish leather interior, it epitomises 1950s Americana, design, style and culture. Over the years the Coupe de Ville has benefitted from upgrades such as the replacement of the original 331ci engine with a 1970 472ci engine. The specification consists of a dual exhaust system and a 4-speed automatic transmission, vented front discs etc. Recent works include a repaint, fitment of replacement suspension bushes and the period-correct 3-inch whitewall tyres. In addition, the interior has had a refresh and retrim. The vendor advises that the revered and prominent front fender is in good order. This ’56 Coupe is reported to be running and driving well and after the routine checks will be ready to cruise! The UK registration process is well underway and will hopefully be completed in time for the sale. There is a paperwork file that includes a copy of the US title document etc.
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