The Sixty-Special Fleetwood sedan was, again, distinguished by chevron slashes of bright metal on the sides of the roof “C” pillars. Also seen were full-length bright metal underscores, clean side styling, a rear end quadrant pattern grille and Cadillac crest medallions toward the back of the rear fenders. Standard equipment included all normal 6300 sub-series features, plus power ventipanes.
4-door Hardtop Sedan
SERIES 5700 – FLEETWOOD 75
Cadillac’s extra-long nine-passenger cars were the only pillared four-door sedans in the line. Standard equipment was the same as on base 6300 models and Series 62 convertibles. Trimmings included a full-length lower beltline molding of a simple, but elegant design. Convertible top-look rooflines and windshields with forward “dog leg” style pillars were 1962 carry-overs seen exclusively on this line.
NOTE: The commercial chassis featured a 156 inch wheelbase and was provided to professional car makers for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.
I. D. NUMBERS
Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1962, with the first pair of symbols changed to “63” to indicate the new model year.
Applicable codes were stamped in the same locations on the cars.
Cast iron block
390 cubic inches
Bore and stroke
4.00 x 3.875 inches
325 @ 4800 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Rochester four-barrel model 710930.
Although neither engine displacement or output changed, the 1963 Cadillac V-8 was completely redesigned.
Quieter, smoother and more efficient, the new motor was one-inch lower, four inches narrower and 1-1/4 inches shorter than the 1962 V-8.
It was also some 82 pounds lighter, due to the use of aluminum accessory drives.
8.00 x 15
8.20 x 15
Rear axle ratio
Air conditioner for Series 75
Automatic headlight control
Electric door locks
Leather upholstery for style 6039M
License plate frame
Padded roof for style 6039M
Six-way power seat
$85 or $113 depending on body style
Power window regulators as an option
Power ventipanes as an option
Radio with rear seat speaker
Radio with rear seat speaker and remote control
Adjustable steering wheel
Remote control trunk lock
Five white sidewall tires, 8.20 x 15 four-ply on Series 60
Five white sidewall tires, 8.20 x 15 six-ply on Series 75 models