1957 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan De Ville

Cadillacs, particularly the Series 62 line, were increasingly larger during the mid-1950s. In 1957, Cadillac introduced a new X-frame with greater stiffness, eliminating side rails and replacing the earlier perimeter frame design. This change facilitated a lower body profile and enhanced chassis rigidity. Within the Series 62 line, Cadillac presented an unprecedented selection of nine distinct models.

The Sedan DeVille outmeasured other standard models by eight inches, second in size only to the Eldorado Biarritz and Coupe Seville. The hardtop sedan, accommodating six adults, featured abundant luxury and incorporated every possible comfort and convenience, all bolstered by power-assisted elements. This lavishness was reflected in its factory base price of $4713.

Propelled by a 365 cubic inch V8 engine fed by a substantial Carter four-barrel carburetor, Series 62 Cadillacs operated with a smooth four-speed GM Hydramatic transmission. The interiors, adorned with leather and fabric-trimmed seating and dense carpets underfoot, exuded opulence. Roughly 32,000 units of these vehicles were manufactured for the 1957 model year.

Source: Bonhams