1951 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE - 102071Sold* at Palm Beach 2011 - Lot #665.5 1951 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/102071/102071_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #665.5 - This handsome 1951 Cadillac, with its distinctive clear vinyl top, has a dash plaque saying it was used as the Royal Parade Car by Princess Elizabeth, prior to her accession to the throne, and the Duke of Edinburgh during their 35-day tour of Canada in 1951. Completely restored to original form, as attested by the original GM invoice showing the car's shipment from Detroit into Canada. Car has no other documents. This distinctive car features a 331 CID V-8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor and larger radiator to prevent overheating in parades, automatic transmission, power steering, beige power top, power windows, and signal seeking radio. The unique clear vinyl top, easily mounted by one person with the canvas top stowed. This car is one of two known Series 62 Cadillac convertibles used during the Royal tour. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police drove the cars and provided security. At the conclusion of the tour the RMP provided brass dash plaques, as affixed to this car's dash, for those cars used by the Royals. Used sparingly, the car has been well maintained in an environmentally controlled environment.
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