Cadillac Sixty Special History 1993

Cadillac Sixty Special Models & History 1993

No longer using the Fleetwood name. the Sixty Special’s refinements were in line with those of the DeVille series.

  • Already employing speed sensitive suspension and traction control as standard fare, the Sixty Special added speed sensitive steering to the list.
  • Front end styling was revised with a “bolder” appearing grille.
  • Inside front seating was a 45/55 design for the driver and two front passengers.
  • The new styled seats featured French stitching and included front dual comfort, six-way power seat adjusters, manual recliners, adjustable headrest, and seatback pockets.
  • An Ultra Seating Package was optional, and included a split frame design that allowed for adjustment of the lower seat cushion independently of the seatback.
  • A trunk convenience net was a new standard item on the Sixty Special. The net mounted transversely across the trunk compartment to secure items from rolling or sliding.
  • Pass-Key II anti-theft system was also a standard feature.


The 1993 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The digits of the code were as follows:
First digit = “1” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series: C/B = Sixty Special
Sixth = the body style: 5 = four-door sedan
Seventh = the restraint code:

  • 1 = active (manual) belts
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3 = active (manual) belts w/driver’s side airbag
  • 4 = passive (automatic) belts
  • 5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver’s side airbag
Eighth = the engine: “B” = L26 4.9L V-8
Ninth = check digit
10th = model year, “P” for 1993
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number


Series Body/Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Prod. Total
CB5 B69 4-dr. Sedan $37230 3649 lb 125,963 (Both the deVille and Sixty Special totals are included in this figure)


Feature Sixty Special
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners
Heads cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 300 cu . in. (4.9 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.62 x 3.62 in.
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Brake horsepower 200 @ 4100 rpm
Torque 275 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Lifters Roller hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel Injection Sequential port fuel injection


Wheelbase 113.7 in.
Overall Length 206.3 in.
Height 55.1 in.
Width 73.4 in.
Front Tread 60.1 in.
Rear Tread 60.0 in.
Standard Tires P205/70R15


Transmission AT60E electronically controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion. speed sensitive
Front Suspension independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers
Rear Suspension Fully independent with coil springs, automatic level control and speed sensitive suspension
Brakes Power assisted front disc/rear drum w/Teves anti-lock braking system
Body Construction integral body frame
Fuel Tank 18.0 gals.


Security Pkg. $295
Cold Weather Pkg. $369
Custom Seating Pkg. $425
Ultra Seating Pkg. $3,200
Astroroof $1550
Gold Ornamentation Pkg. $395
Leather Seating $570
Firemist Paint $190
Delco-Bose Sound Syst. $575
Delco-Bose Sound Syst. w/CD $872
Chrome wheels $1,195.


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 225,830 compared with 233,027 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 204,159 automobiles in 1993 (vs. 214,176 the year before), Cadillac’s share of the U.S. market was 2.40 percent compared with 2.61 the year previous.