1961 Cadillac Sixty-Two Convertible
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OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Drawing on the restrained styling of the Pinin Farina-designed 1960 Eldorado Brougham, the seventh-generation Cadillac Sixty-Two was shorter, squarer, and more angular for 1961. The new Series Sixty-Two was overall leaner-looking than its excessive, heavy predecessors thanks to slimmer pillars, a raked non-wrap-around windshield, and lower, more subdued tail fins at the rear. Body styles remained virtually the same with six and four-window four-door sedans, a two-door coupe, and a convertible available, all being powered by the venerable 390 cu-in overhead-valve Cadillac V8 delivering 325 horsepower. The new Series Sixty-Two had all of the luxurious appointments buyers had come to expect from Cadillac in spades with power brakes, power steering, and a Hydra-Matic transmission as standard. Today, well-optioned, nicely restored examples of the Sixty-Two Convertible remain some of the most luxurious vehicles on the road today, sought after for their attractive styling and commanding road presence.
Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.
Offered from The Ferguson Collection
The subject of a comprehensive, frame-off restoration conducted from 1989-1990, invoices for which are on file
Finished in Firemist Red with a red leather interior “by Fleetwood”
Power-operated white pinpoint vinyl soft top with clear rear window
Powered by a 390 cu-in overhead-valve V8 topped with a single four-barrel carburetor, rated at 325 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque
Four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
Luxuriously appointed with factory power windows, power vent windows, six-way power front seats, Cadillac Guide-Matic automatic headlamp beam control, and an AM/FM radio
15-inch steel wheels wearing color-keyed, painted stainless-steel covers and mounted with BFGoodrich Silvertown ribbed wide whitewall tires
Well-preserved since restoration, with the exterior chrome, leather upholstery, color-keyed steering wheel, interior chrome trim, wheel covers, convertible top irons, and arms all presenting in excellent condition
Offered on the open market for the first time in nearly 35 years
This Sixty-Two Convertible is offered with the five-digit odometer currently displaying just 339 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown
Chrome bumpers, front and rear
Chrome bullet-style grille
Rear fender skirts
Driver’s side exterior rearview mirror
Bench seats, front and rear
Horizontal 120 mph speedometer
21 gallon fuel tank
Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years. As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.
Damage to right-rear fender skirt
Spare wheel and tire with cover
White top boot cover
This Sixty-Two Convertible was acquired by The Ferguson Collection in 1988. The car was then the subject of a complete frame-up restoration conducted by Mr. Ferguson’s in-house restoration facility from 1989-1990 – invoices for which are on file.
A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle
Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email: email@example.com
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