1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe, “Black Plate”, Last Owner 48 Years!

This is a rare find.  This is almost a one owner “black plate” Southern California motorcar.  In 1963, Mr. Miller, a service advisor at the Long Beach Cadillac dealer Ridings Motor Company, bought this two or three year old Cadillac from a local realtor that had bought three when they were new.  This one was the realtor’s secretary’s car! 

This gorgeous Coupe was used regularly by the Millers and was their favorite motorcar.  In about 1980, as a surprise for his parents, their son fully repainted and reupoholstered their prized Cadillac with meticulous detail and in the original and correct materials.  Today, we are replacing the carpet and headliner and providing it a full detailing. 

This car is a fabulous “black plate” Southern California car that has always seen proper care and attention.  Only upon very close attention is it evident that it was ever repainted.  The paint still looks terrific. 

The chrome and glass on this car are also original and very nice, reflecting the fact that this has been garaged in Southern California since new.  Since 1963 this car has remained with the Millers.  And have they loved this car. 

As with all Series 62’s, this motorcar is complete with a 390 cu in (6.4 liter) V-8 with 325 h.p.  It has power windows, power seats, power steering, power anntena and brakes and was specifically desired to be without air conditioning because Mr. Miller knew of potential overheating issues related to the factory air conditioning units. 

In the succeeding 50 years this Cadillac amassed 135,000 miles.  We personally drove this back approximately 70 miles via Los Angeles freeways from Mr. Millers home at 65 to 80 mph with the radio playing away.  It drove as only a vintage Cadillac should garnering thumbs up from other motorists.

With about 21,000 Series 62 Coupes produced, how many have this history.  This is a virtually rust free, “black plate” Southern California example with one owner since 1963.  This is almost as good as it gets.

The Collector Car Price Guide has the 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Two Door Coupe valued from $22,400 for No. 2 Condition to $32,000 for Number One Condition.  We are offering this at a tremendous value and this particular example will prove to be a fabulous investment.

We are still detailing this car and finishing the interior improvements.  A full gallery of photos will be forthcoming soon.  Please contact Harry at 951.901.5088 or via email at harry@classicpromenade.com for more details.

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