1956 Cadillac Series Sixty Two Coupe Deville
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
The Series Sixty-Two of Cadillac lineup had a wide range of appeal, favored by bankers and rock-and-roll stars alike as a status symbol of wealth and prestige. The Series Sixty-Two represented the top of the line for all of General Motors, and as a result, saw cutting-edge technology for the time. Features such as air conditioning, power windows, power seats, and Autotronic Eye – a proprietary General Motors system that automatically dimmed the high beams when oncoming cars were detected – added to the futurism of the Jet Age car. The 1956 Coupe de Ville in particular saw many visual improvements from the previous model year; new slip-stream rear fenders and grille assembly all contributed to distinguishing it from the standard Sixty-Two, and the upgraded styling cues would go on to define American automotive design for the remainder of the decade. The innovations for 1956 were not limited to the design, as the Cadillac V8 grew to 365 cu-in and gained an additional 35 horsepower as a result, which was paired with a smoother shifting four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. Fine examples like the one offered here continue to exude the panache and quality that established Cadillac as the foremost builder of quality cars in the United States.
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
365 cu-in V8 engine topped with a dual four-barrel carburetor setup and “bat wing” air cleaner, rated at 285 horsepower
Four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission
Engine and transmission were reportedly rebuilt in the 1990s under previous ownership
Finished in Goddess Gold (42) with an Alpine White (90) hard top
Interior upholstered in Gold Bombay Pattern Cloth and White vinyl (44)
Luxuriously equipped with factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, six-way power seats, Autronic-Eye automatic headlamp control, and an AM radio with power antenna
Retains its original wrap-around windshield
Rides on 15-inch gold-finished Sabre wheels mounted with BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall tires
A solid body that retains its factory undercoating
Honest example presented in fine overall condition
This Series Sixty-Two Coupe de Ville is offered with the five-digit odometer currently displaying just over 77,500 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown
Chrome bumpers, front and rear
T-3 sealed beam headlamps
Rear fender skirts
Front and rear bench seats
Rear center armrest
Vacuum-operated windshield wipers
Cigarette lighters, front and rear
Electrically adjustable front seat
Locking glove compartment
Remote-control driver’s exterior rearview mirror
Dual sun visors with driver’s vanity mirror
Bumper-integrated dual exhaust outlets
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.
Light surface rust showing on the undercarriage
Cracks in the steering wheel
Light pitting on interior trim and switchgear
Light windshield scratch from the wiper
Spare wheel and tire with cover
Partial service records
This Coupe de Ville was acquired by The Ferguson Collection 1994.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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