1962 Cadillac STAR CAR!
Classic American Car
This original, unrestored car could be the most famous 1962 Cadillac ever seen on the silver screen. It was owned by the 20th Century Fox studios for nearly a decade and used in numerous productions, its most notable being one of the stars of the 1985 movie "Cocoon" and the 1988 sequel "Cocoon: The Return." The Cocoon movies were notable for their star-studded casts including Don Ameche, Jessica Tandy, Wiford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Steve Gutenberg, Courtney Cox, and many others. The film won two Academy Awards, but sadly, none for its best supporting actor, this magnificent Cadillac!
The sun visor was signed by almost every original cast member, including Ameche and Brimley.
Never restored, this car is in exceptional original condition including its original interior that is in wonderful condition. The exterior was repainted prior to the studio purchasing the car in the early 1980's, and like almost every movie and TV car, they sprayed the front clip with a flattening paint to eliminate reflections for the driving scenes. The front clip was repainted after the cars movie days were over as evidenced by a slight color variation from the doors to the front fenders. The car is rust free and extremely dry and solid. It is loaded with options including automatic dimming headlights, signal seeking radio (Wonderbar), A/C that has been completely rebuilt and blows ice cold, power windows, locks, and seat, cruise control and the like. There is some wear and tear in the interior as one would expect from a 50 year old car, namely, the dash pad has some cracks and there is slight wear on the leather on the driver's seat. The exterior paint and brightwork are in great condition, but again, are showing some age in areas. I would call the car a very nice, driver-level unrestored car that has had good care and maintenance through the years. It is not a concours car, nor would anybody want to restore it.
The car has been fully serviced, sits on new radial tires, and literally runs and drives like new. Fly in and drive it home in air conditioned comfort. The car is ready for the road, in fact, last summer I used it as a daily driver. It is a really solid, smooth, and comfortable old car in a way restored cars never seem to be able to capture.
The car comes with a show board with movie info and pictures of the car in both Cocoon films, plus a copy of the title in 20th Century Fox's name.
Very rarely does the opportunity come along to purchase a movie car that is actually worth owning and is an enjoyable and desirable classic car in its own right such as this one. I've had my fun with it, now it is priced to sell immediately as I need some room around here! This is a great old car with a great story- remember, she's a star!
For more information on this car, or to arrange a showing, please email Colin Comer at email@example.com or call Colin's Classic Auto at 414.964.3747.