Eldorado Brougham Cadillac History 1960

Eldorado Brougham Cadillac Models & History 1960

Externalvariations on the Seville two-door hardtop and Biarritz convertible coupe took the form of bright body sill highlights that extended across the lower edge of fender skirts and Eldorado lettering on the sides of front fenders just behind the headlamps. Standard equipment included:

  • power brakes
  • power steering
  • automatic transmission
  • dual backup lamps
  • windshield washers and dual Speed wipers
  • wheel discs
  • outside rear view mirror
  • oil filter
  • heater
  • fog lamps
  • Eldorado engine
  • remote control trunk lock
  • radio with antenna and rear speaker
  • power vent windows
  • Six-Way power seat
  • air suspension
  • electric door locks
  • license frames
  • five whitewall tires

A textured vinyl fabric top was offered on the Eldorado Seville and interior trim choice included cloth and leather combinations. The Brougham continued as an Italian-bodied four-door hardtop with special Brougham nameplates above the grille. It did not sport Eldorado front fender letters or body sill highlights, but had a distinctive squared-off roofline with rear ventipanes—a prediction of 1961 styling motifs for the entire Cadillac line. A fin-like crease, or “skeg,” ran from behind the front wheel opening to the rear of the car on the extreme lower body sides and there were special vertical crest medallions on the trailing edge of rear fenders. Cruise Control, a Guide-Matic headlight dimmer, air conditioning and E-Z-Eye glass were regular equipment.


  • Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1959
    • the first pair of symbols changed to “60” to indicate 1960 model year
    • the next symbol was a letter to indicate the model 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 again matched and were found on the center lefthand side of the block above the oil pan


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
60-69P 6929P


6 13075 101


Type V-8 Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke 101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 345 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power 257 kW @ 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetion Three (3) Rochester two-barrel Model 7015901


1960 Eldorado

Wheelbase 3302mm
Overall Length 5715mm
Tires 8.00 x 15
Dual exhausts standard
Rear axle ratios 2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air conditioning


The 345 horsepower Eldorado V-8 with three two-barrel carburetors was $134.40 extra installed in any other Cadillac model


1960 Eldorado

Air suspension $215
Autronic Eye $46
Cruise Control $97
Door guards on two-door $4
Door guards on four-door $7
Electric door locks on two-door $46
Electric door locks on four-door $70
E-Z-Eye glass $52
Fog lamps $43
License plate frame $6
Six-Way power seat $85-113 depending on style number
Power window regulators $118
Power vent windows $73
Radio with rear speaker $165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control $247
Remote control trunk lock $59
White sidewall tires, size 8.20 x 15 four-ply $57 exchange
White sidewall tires size 8.20 x 15 six-ply $64
Anti-freeze -20° F $8
Anti-freeze -40° F $9
Accessory Group “A” included whitewalls, heater, radio and E-Z-Eye glass for $402 extra and air suspension, cruise control and Eldorado engine at regular prices
Accessory Group “B” included air conditioner
Whitewalls, heater, radio and E-Z-Eye glass at $876 extra and Six-Way power seat, power vent windows and power windows at regular prices
Gas and oil delivery charge was $7 and district warehousing and handling charges averaged $15