Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1961

TheSixty Special Fleetwood sedan featured semi-blind-quarter four-door hardtop styling with an angular roofline that approximated an erected convertible top. Six chevron slashes appeared on the rear fender sides at the trailing edge. A model nameplate was seen on the front fender. Standard equipment was the same used on 6300 models including power seats and windows.


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
61-60M 6039M
4-door Hardtop Sedan

6 $6233 2168 kg 15,500


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


  • Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1960
    • the first pair of symbols changed to “61” to indicate 1961 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” identified the new Series 6300 short-deck sedan


Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires Exhaust
Series 60 3289mm 5639mm 8.00 x 15 Single


Air conditioning Series 60 $474
Air conditioning Series 75 $624
Autronic Eye $46
Cruise Control $97
Door guards $7
Electric door locks $70
E-Z-Eye Glass $52
Pair of fog lamps $43
Automatic heating system on Series 60 $129
Automatic heating system on Series 75 $179
License plate frame $6
Six-way power seat $85-113
Power windows $85
Power vent windows $73
Radio with rear speaker $16
Radio with remote control $247
Remote control trunk lock $59
Five white sidewall tire size 8.20 x 15 four-ply $85 exchange
Five white sidewall tire size 8.20 x 15 six-ply for series 75 $64 exchange
Permanent anti-freeze -20° $8
Permanent anti-freeze -40° $9
Accessory groups A and B included mostly the same features as 1960 at the combined total of individual prices listed above