1957 Cadillac Coupe De Ville


1957	Cadillac Coupe De Ville

In 1957 a tubular X-frame without side rails was adopted. This resulted in greater structural rigidity and provided for a lower body without a loss of usable space. Front end styling was marked by rubber bumper guard tips and dual circular lamps set into the lower bumper section. 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 windsplits. At the upper end this fenderbreak trim joined a horizontal molding that ran along a conical flare extending towards both tail lamps. A crest medallion was seen on the forward angled rear fins.

De Villes had special nameplates on the front fenders. Series 62 Eldorados (as distinct from the Series 70 Eldorado Brougham) were further distinguished by the model name above a V-shaped rear deck ornament and on the front fenders. The rear fender and deck contour was trimmed with broad, sculptured stainless steel beauty panels. Also seen were “shark” style fins pointing towards the back of the cars. A three section built in front bumper was another exclusive trait of the Series 62 Eldorados, which came with a long list of standard features. A new body style was added to the subseries, a 4-door Eldorado Sedan Seville, but only four were actually sold and it was cancelled the following year.


Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1957
Make: Cadillac
Model: Coupe De Ville
Style: 2 door hardtop
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 365 cubic inch (6.0 L)
Engine HP: 285
Trans: 4 speed Hydra-Matic automatic


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