Wheels In the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 2:48 pm, March 30, 2010
Recently came across this Dusty Rose 1957 Cadillac Series 62 hardtop coupe sitting in the brush behind a collision shop in the town of Yorkshire, N.Y., where it is well back off the road. Kind of rough-looking, but something you don’t see every day. With most of the trim missing, it was hard to tell whether it was a Coupe de Ville ($5,116) or a regular Series 62 ($4,677). De Villes were, of course, the more luxurious of the two, but not the most luxurious Cadillac back in 1957. There were also the Series 60 hardtop sedan, with a wheelbase of 133 in., three-and-a-half inches longer than the 62s ($5,614); the $13,000 Series 70 Eldorado Brougham (wb 129 in.), which was the most expensive non-limousine American car made that year; and the Series 75 eight-passenger sedan and limousine (wb 149.8 in.), which both sold in the $7,500 range. Cadillac sold almost 147,000 cars that year, well ahead of the competition: only 41,567 Lincolns & Continentals, and a mere 37,593 Imperials.
…Jim Corbran, You Auto Know
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