Eldorado Cadillac History 1962

Eldorado Cadillac Models & History 1962

The’62 Biarritz was somewhat more distinctive, thanks to its thin upper bodyside moldings, but it was far from striking or individual. Production remained at 1450 units, exactly the same as the year before, while the division’s overall production rose substantially.

1962 Cadillac Eldorado


  • Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1961
    • the first pair of symbols changed to “62” to indicate 1962 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
  • The alphabetical code “C” now identified the Town Sedan in the 6200 series
  • The code “D” was adopted to identify the similar short-deck DeVille sedan added to the lineup this year


1962 Cadillac Eldorado

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 325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power 242 kW @ 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetion Rochester four-barrel Model 701930

NOTE: The Style Number 6367E Biarritz convertible also featured power vent windows, white sidewall tires and a Six-Way power bench seat, although buyers could substitute bucket seats, in place of the last item, at no cost.

1962 Cadillac Eldorado

1962 Cadillac Eldorado


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
62-63E 6367E

Biarritz Convertible

6 $6610 2100 kg 1,450


Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires Exhaust
Eldorado 3289mm 5339mm 8.00 x 15 Single


The majority of options and accessories available for 1962 models were identical to those offered in 1961 at the same prices