• Jun 27, 2010
1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

Check eBay Motors or Craigslist for a '62 Cadillac convertible and you're likely to find a slew of them for less than ten grand. A particularly nice example might fetch twice that. So why did this particular Series 62 convertible bring in $40,000 at the first Barrett-Jackson auction in Orange County, California? Probably because OC-dwellers loves them some Louis V.

Louis Vuitton roofWhile this Series 62 Custom Convertible was pretty stock underhood, the car featured a tangerine metal-flake paint job courtesy of House of Kolors, a custom touchscreen sound system with over 1000 watts of power, and ginormous 22-inch wheels. All that aside, it was the monogrammed top and interior that really put this special caddy into the 40K range. What seemed like a square mile of genuine Louis Vuitton leather and "vinylized Egyptian cotton" – just like the handbags! – was used to fabricate the custom top and to cover almost every interior surface save for the gauges. Whether this car will be driven or used as a tear-down for its handbag raw materials is a question only the new owner can answer. Check out the gallery below.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Car*
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sure hope dubs go the way of spinners, and the sooner the better. They are abominations, especially on this car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably nothing above a 19, with the tire aspect 60/70. Wire spoke would be awesome, and maybe a whitewall (I'd have to see that 'shopped, tho). Those things on there now are far too much rim, way too much tire. Quite gauche, but then most anything w/22s are, and the 24s and 26s are total steamers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really like the color of the paint. Other than that this car is an abomination.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Louis Vuitton-trimmed 1962 Cadillac..."

      I see a "French Connection" theme somewhere in there...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think its pretty cool, just because you all hate it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Change the wheels and I would rock it. The pattern is subtle enough that it isn't really that bad. Just slap some stocker wheels on it with some fat wide whites and I would be just fine in it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      beautiful
      • 4 Years Ago
      So which NBA/NFL player bought this eyesore?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pure class!!!

      [/sarcasm]
      • 4 Years Ago
      The classic parade float taken up/down a full notch.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ghettofabulous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cheesy and classless, with the thugmobile wheels. Oh well, at least they started with a bottom-of-the-barrel Series 62 (Cadillac's version of a Biscayne), so it's not such a big loss.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Completely tasteless. Automotive vomit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How vulgar can things get to be? Besides, the mongrammed Louis Vuitton material is not leather as the story says, but painted and printed canvas. It is better and more durable than leather in an application such as a convertible top. I would doubt very much that MHLV sold the canvas and authorized it to be used this way. If MHLV did not, we can expect to hear that a cease and desist and lawsuit will be forthcoming. That company trademarked LV with the flowers is the most valuable patented monogram in the world. They don't play around.
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