Calais Cadillac History 1964

Calais Cadillac Models & History  1964

Itwas 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 took the same form used in 1963
    • the first pair of symbols changed to “64” to indicate 1964 model year
    • the next symbol was a letter to indicate the model body type as listed below
    • the next six numbers indicated the consecutive unit number beginning with 000001
  • The serial number was located at the front of the lefthand frame side bar
  • Motor serial numbers were located on the left side of the engine block and lefthand frame side bar
  • The short-deck Park Avenue sedan, formerly coded with a “D,” was discontinued


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
64-62K 6229K

4-door 6-window Sedan

6 $5236 2080 kg 9,243
64-62N 6239N

4-door 4-window Sedan

6 $5236 2068 kg 13,670
64-62G 6257G

2-door Coupe

6 $5048 2034 kg 12,166

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


Type V-8
Valves Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 7 Liter
Bore and stroke 104.9mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Horsepower 340 hp @ 4600 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetion Carter AFB four-barrel model 3655S


Wheelbase 3289mm
Overall Length 5677mm
Tires 8.00 x 15
Rear axle ratio 2.94:1


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