Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Update:
Exposed to dust and lying in ruin for years, the car of Miss Fatima Jinnah’s 1955 ‘Cadillac Series 62 Convertible’ has been finally restored to its original condition after two years of work by a local garage.
Ikram Motor Works, a garage in Karachi has been working tirelessly to restore the 1955 Cadillac series 62 convertible. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.
Mohsin Ikram, founder and president of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan and Motorheads Pakistan said:
“The cars will receive some minor cosmetic attention before then.”
Mohsin Ikram had been brought in as consultant with his team to take care of the entire restoration work. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.
Mohsin Ikram, founder of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan, had taken upon himself the task of restoring the vehicle to its original state. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.
The restoration work on the car has finally been completed and it took almost two years of hard work and approximately PKR 15 million. Madar-e-Millat 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.
The restoration was completed in seven phases which included complete mechanical work, electrical work, dent and paint, upholstery, steel, and pewter chroming 3M undercoating and detailing by Ceramic Pro Pakistan in Karachi.
According to Ikram, he had first discovered them in the garages of the Mohatta Palace from where they had been pulled out and left under the open sky when the palace was being restored.
The labourers there used to eat their food on the cars’ bonnets. Many of their parts were also stolen then.
After his raising alarm about this the cars, which by that time were even without wheels, were literally dragged to the Sindh Archives building causing them further damage.
Mohsin Ikram also informed that, the focus of this restoration was to preserve as many original parts of the car as possible.
Now after its restoration, the car will be displayed at the National Museum of Pakistan.
Image Sources: ProPakistani