This matching-numbers 1954 Cadillac Series 62 convertible comes finished in its original shade of Apollo Gold with contrasting original Mint Green and cream handcrafted leather interior. The seat frames have been powder-coated, with the tops of the seats double-sprung. All of the door and trunk interior cardboard backing was replaced with aluminum for straightness and stability. The convertible top was originally black but was replaced with dark green, one of four top color options for 1954.
Approximately 650 hours were spent restoring the interior, top and trunk, and a total of approximately 6,000 hours were spent on the restoration as a whole over a 15-year period, beginning in 2001 and ending in 2016. The convertible has been driven 75 test miles since completion. The engine, transmission, power options, top hydraulics and gauges are all new or rebuilt and are correct. The center ring in the steering wheel is original.
This Cadillac had all-new glass installed, which is properly scripted, as well as a new stainless-steel exhaust system, including mufflers, resonators and bumper tip extensions. It has two rebuilt under-dash heater cores, laser-straight panels, and an engine bay detail was done. It comes equipped with the original spare tire, hubcap and red hold-down spring on the jack handle. It is powered by its original 331ci V8 engine producing 230hp at 4,400 rpm, mated to an automatic transmission.
This car was purchased new from Swisher Cadillac of Mansfield, OH, by the owner of the Yellow Cab Company in Mansfield, who wanted a Cadillac convertible that matched the color of his cabs. All four owners of this vehicle were from Mansfield, and it has been in the care of its current owner since 1994. This turnkey Cadillac comes with a California car cover.