Cadillac 6200 Models & History 1962

With GM settling into a styling groove, Cadillac’s ’62s were basically toned-down ’61s. Highlights included still-lower fins, front-fender cornering lights as a new option, a somewhat tamer grille, and backup/turn/stop lights combined behind a single white lens. Four-window sedans received more orthodox rooflines but still included a pair of short-deck variants, which were now named Series 62 Town Sedan and DeVille Park Avenue. A new braking system with dual master cylinder and separate front and rear hydraulic lines appeared, a portent of the future. Model-year output rose to nearly 161,000, up some 23,000 over ’61.


  • A mild facelift characterized Cadillac styling trends for 1962.
  • A flatter grille with a thicker horizontal center bar and more delicate cross-hatched insert appeared.
  • Ribbed chrome trim panels, seen ahead of the front wheel housings in 1961, were now replaced with cornering lamps and front fender model and series identification badges were eliminated.
  • More massive front bumper end pieces appeared and housed rectangular parking lamps.
  • At the rear, taillamps were now housed in vertical nacelles designed with an angled peak at the center.
  • On Series 6200 models a verticlally ribbed rear beauty panel appeared on the deck lid latch panel.
  • Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille.
  • The short-deck town Sedan was switched to the base 6200 lineup, while a similar model was still part of the DeVille sub-series.
  • Standard equipment on 6200 models included:
    • power brakes
    • power steering
    • automatic transmission
    • dual backup lamps
    • windshield washer and dual speed wipers
    • wheel discs
    • fender skirts
    • remote control outside rear view mirror
    • left vanity mirror
    • oil filter
    • five tubeless blackwall tires
    • heater and defroster
    • front cornering lamps.


Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1961 with the first pair of symbols changed to “62” to indicate model year
Applicable codes were stamped in the same locations on the cars.
The alphabetical code “C” now identified the Town Sedan in the 6200 series
The code “D” was adopted to identify the similar short-deck DeVille sedan added to the lineup this year.


Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
62-62A 6239A 4-door 4-window Sedan 6 5213 4645 17,314
62-62K 6229K 4-door 6-window Sedan 6 5213 4640 16,730
62-62C 6289C 4-door Town Sedan 6 5213 4590 2,600
62-62G 6237G 2-door Hardtop Coupe 6 5025 4530 16,833
62-62F 6268F Convertible 6 5588 4630 16,800


  • All 6200 sedans were pillarless four-door hardtops.
  • The Town Sedan was of four-window design.


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 @ 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetion Rochester four-barrel Model 701930.


Feature Series 62 Park Avenue Sedan
Wheelbase 129.5″ 129.5″
Overall Length 222″ 215″
Front Tread
Rear Tread
Tires 8.00 x 15 8.00 x 15
Exhaust Single Single



None available


The majority of options and accessories available for 1962 models were identical to those offered in 1961 at the same prices.
Bucket seats were available for 6267F, 6339B. 6347J, or 6389D as an option ($108).