Cadillac 6200 Models & History 1960


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

  • power brakes
  • power steering
  • automatic transmission
  • dual backup lamps
  • windshield washers and dual Speed wipers
  • wheel discs
  • outside rear view mirror
  • oil filter.

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

  • fawn
  • blue or gray Cortina cord or turquoise
  • green
  • Persian Sand
  • or black Caspian cloth with Florentine vinyl bolsters.

Convertibles were upholstered in Florentine leather single or two-tone combinations or monochromatic Cardiff leather combinations.


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.


Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
60-62K 6229K 4-door, 6-Window Sedan 6 5080 4805 26,824
60-62K 6229K Export, 6-Window Sedan 6 5080 4805 36
60-62A 6239A 4-door, 4-Window Sedan 6 5080 4775 9,984
60-62G 6237G 2-door Hardtop Coupe 6 4892 4670 19,978
60-62F 6267F Convertible 6 5455 4850 14,000
60-62( ) 62 Chassis only 2


  • The Export six-window sedan was shipped in CKD (crated knock down) form to foreign countries.
  • All sedans were pillarless hardtop sedans.


Type V-8 Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 390 cubic inches
Bore and stroke 4.00 x 3.875 inches
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 325 at 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetors 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 $474
Air suspension $215
Autronic Eye $46
Cruise Control $97
Door guards on two-door $4
Door guards on four-door $7
Electric door locks on two-door $46
Electric door locks on four-door $70
E-Z-Eye glass $52
Fog lamps $43
Automatic heating system on Series 62 $129
License plate frame $6
Six-Way power seat $85-113 depending on style number
Power window regulators $118
Power vent windows $73
Radio with rear speaker $165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control $247
Remote control trunk lock $59
White sidewall tires, size 8.20 x 15 four-ply $57 exchange
White sidewall tires size 8.20 x 15 six-ply $64
Anti-freeze -20° F. $8
Anti-freeze -40° F. $9
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

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