The 1960 Cadillacs exhibited a smoother, more subtle rendition of the styling theme introduced one year earlier. General changes included
a full width grille
the elimination of pointed front bumper guards
increased restraint in the application of chrome trim
lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles, which enclosed stacked taillights and backup lamps
front fenders mounted directional indicator lamps
Series 6200 base models had
plain fender skirts
thin three-quarter length body side spears
Cadillac crests and lettering on short horizontal front fender bars mounted just behind the headlights.
Four-window (4W) and six-window (6W) sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight (rear window) and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline. Standard equipment on 6200 models included
dual backup lamps
windshield washers and dual Speed wipers
outside rear view mirror
Added extras on convertibles included power windows and Two-Way power seats. Technical highlights were comprised of
finned rear drums
a vacuum operated automatic-releasing floor controlled parking brake
tubular X-frame construction.
Interiors were done in
blue or gray Cortina cord or turquoise
or black Caspian cloth with Florentine vinyl bolsters.
Convertibles were upholstered in Florentine leather single or two-tone combinations or monochromatic Cardiff leather combinations.
I. D. NUMBERS
Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1959 with the first pair of symbols changed to “60” to indicate 1960 model year.
The applicable codes were stamped in the same locations on cars.
4-door, 6-Window Sedan
Export, 6-Window Sedan
4-door, 4-Window Sedan
2-door Hardtop Coupe
The Export six-window sedan was shipped in CKD (crated knock down) form to foreign countries.
All sedans were pillarless hardtop sedans.
SERIES 6200 ENGINE
V-8 Overhead valves.
Cast iron block
390 cubic inches
Bore and stroke
4.00 x 3.875 inches
325 at 4800 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Carter two-barrel Model 2814S
The 345 horsepower Eldorado V-8 with three two-barrel carburetors was $134.40 extra installed in any other Cadillac model.
Air conditioning on Series 62
Door guards on two-door
Door guards on four-door
Electric door locks on two-door
Electric door locks on four-door
Automatic heating system on Series 62
License plate frame
Six-Way power seat
$85-113 depending on style number
Power window regulators
Power vent windows
Radio with rear speaker
Radio with rear speaker and remote control
Remote control trunk lock
White sidewall tires, size 8.20 x 15 four-ply
White sidewall tires size 8.20 x 15 six-ply
Anti-freeze -20° F.
Anti-freeze -40° F.
Accessory Group “A” included whitewalls, heater, radio and E-Z-Eye glass for $402 extra and air suspension, cruise control and Eldorado engine at regular prices
Accessory Group “B” included air conditioner
Whitewalls, heater, radio and E-Z-Eye glass at $876 extra and Six-Way power seat, power vent windows and power windows at regular prices
Gas and oil delivery charge was $7 and district warehousing and handling charges averaged $15