Cadillac Models & History 1964


It was time for another facelift this year and, really, a very minor one. New up front was a bi-angular grille that formed a V-shape along both its vertical and horizontal planes. The main horizontal grille bar was now carried around the body sides. Outer grille extension panels again housed the parking and cornering lamps. It was the 17th running season for Cadillac tailfins, with a new, fine-blade design carrying this tradition on. Performance improvements, including a larger V-8, were the dominant changes for the model run. Equipment features replicated those of 1963 for the most part. Introduced as an industry first was Comfort Control, a completely automatic heating and air-conditioning system controlled by a dial thermostat on the instrument panel.


Motor serial numbers were located on the left side of the engine block and lefthand frame side bar.
The first two symbols, “64” identified the model year.
The third symbol, a letter, designated body type.
The last six numerical symbols indicated unit production sequence.
The short-deck Park Avenue sedan, formerly coded with a “D,” was discontinued.


Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
64-62K 6229K 4-door 6-window Sedan 6 5236 4575 9,243
64-62N 6239N 4-door 4-window Sedan 6 5236 4550 13,670
64-62G 6257G 2-door Coupe 6 5048 4475 12,166

NOTE: All 6200 Sedans were pillarless four-door hardtops.


Type V-8
Valves Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 429 cubic inches
Bore and stroke 4.13 x 4.00 inches
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Horsepower 340 @ 4600 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetion Carter AFB four-barrel model 3655S.


Wheelbase 129.5″
Overall length 223.5″
Tires 8.00 x 15
Rear axle ratio 2.94:1.


None available.


Options and accessories available this year were about the same as 1963 at the same prices.