Cadillac 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.


  • This was the 60th anniversary year for Cadillac.
  • The automaker produced 160,840 Cadillacs during the year, all equipped with the new dual-safety braking system.
  • 59 percent sold with air conditioning.