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December 16, 2021

1957 Cadillac Series 62


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Embark on a journey through the golden age of American luxury with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1957 Cadillac Series 62 in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Cadillac isn’t just a car; it’s an icon of opulence, style, and timeless elegance, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a captivating visual journey through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic Cadillacs meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving automotive history shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1957 Cadillac Series 62, we’re not just restoring a car; we’re rekindling the essence of American luxury. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic Cadillac, from its majestic design to its luxurious performance.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced comfort and reliability, we’re crafting a Cadillac Series 62 that captures the essence of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s roads. Whether you’re a luxury car enthusiast, a collector, or someone who appreciates the grandeur of vintage Cadillacs, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of automotive heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1957 Cadillac Series 62 into a rolling testament to classic American luxury, ready to grace the streets with elegance and power once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own journey with Texoma Classics, where vintage Cadillacs are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

The 1957 Cadillac Series 62 is a classic car that holds a special place in automotive history. This series of cars was produced by Cadillac from 1940 through 1964 and was designed to replace the entry-level Series 65. In 1959, the series was renamed the Cadillac Series 6200 and remained so until it was changed to the Cadillac Calais for the 1965 model year.

The 1957 model year was marked by significant design changes, including the adoption of a tubular X-frame without side rails. This resulted in a lower body without any loss of usable space. The front end styling featured rubber bumper guard tips and dual circular lamps set into the lower bumper section, while the side trim was revised and a dual taillight theme was used.

Identifying the standard 62 models were bright metal moldings, just forward of the rear wheel openings, highlighted by seven horizontal wind slits. A crest medallion was seen on the forward angled rear fins. The rear fender and deck contour were trimmed with broad, sculptured stainless steel beauty panels. Additionally, the 1957 model year saw the introduction of a new body style, the 4-door Eldorado Sedan Seville, although only four were actually sold and it was cancelled the following year.

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At Texoma Classics, we understand the importance of maintaining the unique history and style of classic cars like the 1957 Cadillac Series 62. Our team of experts has years of experience working with classic cars and we are committed to providing comprehensive restoration and maintenance services to ensure that these vehicles remain roadworthy and beautiful for years to come.

Before…

This Cadillac will be getting a new paint job and we will be pulling the engine to put a modern fuel injection Chevrolet engine. Along with replacing some other pieces of the car.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

During…

The old gas tank has been taken down.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We got the rear axle removed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Working on removing the old leaf springs.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The old engine has been removed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Everything has been removed and out of the way for the conversion.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The new transmission has arrived.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The new Moser engineering 12 bolt rear end came in.

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1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62

We have removed the Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine from the crate to start the mock up process.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Working on mocking up the transmission and engine to ensure the proper fit.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have gotten the engine mounts fabricated and are ready to weld them in.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Mocking up the leaf springs and rear end, just need to weld in the brackets for the new parts.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Completed engine bay metal fabrication.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The frame has been painted now that the fabrication has been completed.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Here we have assembled the spindle, rotor, brake caliper and steering arm to be installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have installed the proportioning valve, master cylinder and brake booster for the power brake conversion.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The Chevrolet Performance L96 6.0L 360 HP engine has been installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We are about to assemble the suspension, upper and lower A arms.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have installed the core support.

1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62
1958 Cadillac Series 62

The custom made gas tank is getting mocked up for installation.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have begun running new lines throughout the car.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We’ve got lights working on this Cadillac.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We made custom air vents by fabricating in the old ashtrays.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Custom built cool air intake has been installed.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The engine is almost complete.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have removed the instrument cluster to access the wires.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have power going to the dash so we have lights working now.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The headlights are now working.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

The prndl switch has been installed.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have begun preparations to install the rear windshield.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

We have repaired a section of trim to be able to attach it back to the exterior of the vehicle.

1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

Preparing to install the transmission.

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1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62
1957 Cadillac Series 62

After…