The Messenger Of Style

Acoustic Wideck also enables the architect or acoustic consultant to control the interior sound environment of the building. Also included in the production Eldorado convertible were monogram plates on the doors, wire wheels, and custom interior trimmings with the Cadillac crest embossed on the seat bolsters. Deck ornamentation took the form of a Cadillac crest over a broad golden “V”. Sales were 81,844, or a record of over 74% of all Cadillacs sold. Sales reached a record 118,190, accounting for nearly 84% of all Cadillacs sold. Sales fell to 70,255, but with the Series 61 out of the way, Series 62 sales accounted for a record 78% of all Cadillacs. The Eldorado was a limited-edition luxury convertible, and would eventually become its own series. Another familiar name appeared on 1953’s Series 62. The top-of-the-line subseries Eldorado was one of three specialty convertibles produced in 1953 by General Motors, the other two being the Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta and the Buick Roadmaster Skylark. The Impala series consisted of a coupe, four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon (with two or three seats).

At midyear, a lavishly trimmed Impala Landau Coupe joined the line. The Club Coupe model disappeared. The Coupe de Ville had a model nameplate and a Cadillac crest on the sides of the front fenders. Coupe de Ville script was seen on rear corner pillars of the luxury hardtop, which also had wider sill moldings. The Coupe de Ville had a golden script nameplate at the upper body belt just forward of the rear window pillar. Two door Series 62 were now all hardtops (including the better equipped Coupe de Ville) or convertibles. Full-length chrome rocker panels set off the 1951 model, and the Coupe de Ville was now marked with noticeably-improved trim, including Coupe de Ville script on the rear roof pillar. These panels were made of extruded aluminum and also appeared on a unique one-of-a-kind Eldorado coupe built for the Reynolds Aluminum Corporation. The Eldorado sport convertible featured extras such as wide chrome body belt moldings, a distinctive rear fender design, with twin round taillights halfway up the fenders and flatter pointed tailfins. On the sides of the body the rub-rail moldings formed a right angle with the vertical trim on the rear doors or fenders.

The Eldorados had golden identifying crests centered directly behind the air-slot fender breaks and wide fluted beauty panels to decorate the lower rear body sides. The Series 62 included a lower sleeker body, a new cellular grille insert, and inverted gull wing front bumpers and tapered dagmar style bumper guards. The cars were lower and sleeker, with longer hoods, and one-piece windshields were fitted. Series 62 bodystyles were identified by non louvered rear fenders, the use of thin bright metal underscores on the bottom rear of the cars only and the decoration of both hood and deck lid with Cadillac crests and V- shaped ornaments. In 1952, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Cadillac, the V-shaped hood and deck emblems were done as gold castings. V-shaped ornaments and crests were used in the hood and deck and there were full length body underscores in bright metal. It takes just three to four hours to drive around the entirety of the peninsula and, with two full days to explore, we had plenty of time to take things at our own pace. It featured a full assortment of deluxe accessories, including wire wheels, and introduced the wraparound windshield to Cadillac standard production.

A wide ventilator intake was now stretched across the base of the windshield on all body styles and the chrome visored headlamp look was emphasized. But don’t think it weak because of its lighter weight as it’s polyethylene body has the strength to take a hard pounding from bottom rocks as well. However, you should be aware of one thing: the heavier you are, the higher the chances are of your deck breaking if you don’t land your tricks with your feet directly over the trucks. The 1953 Series 62 saw a redesigned grille with heavier integral bumper and bumper guards, the repositioning of parking lamps directly under the headlights, chrome “eyebrow” type headlamp doors, and one piece rear windows without division bars. Ultimately, the school district decided to invest in a major renovation, which ended up including new metal roofing, new low slope roofing, repairs to masonry and metal walls, as well as the replacement of windows and skylights. During an online search, she happened to find the Milan metal roofing profile from McElroy Metal. This profile of Intermediate Ribbed Decking is difficult to maintain due to the deep grooves.