Series 60 Cadillac History 1951

Series 60 Cadillac Models & History 1951

The60 Special Fleetwood sedan was facelifted to conform with the minor changes in other models. Eight vertical chrome louvers on the forward edge of the rear fenders continued to identify this car. All 1951 Cadillacs with full wheel discs featured a new type design lacking the popular Sombrero look. Hydra-Matic and power windows were standard on Sixty Specials.


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1951 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood

  • Motor serial numbers 516000000 and up appeared on 1951 Series 60S models.


Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
51-60 6019 4-door Sedan 5 $4142 1880 kg 18,631


Type V-8: Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.425 Liter
Bore and stroke 96.8mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 7.50:1.
Brake horsepower 160 hp @ 3800 rpm
Power 119 kW @ 3800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetor Carter WCD two-barrel Model 845S – also – Rochester BB two-barrel Model 7004200.


Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Series 61 3099mm 5382mm 1499mm 1600mm 8.00 x 15
Series 62 3200mm 5737 1499mm 1600mm 8.00 x 15
Series 60S 3302mm 5712mm 1499mm 1600mm 8.00 x 15
Series 75 3728mm 6002mm 1499mm 1600mm 8.20 x 15


Power windows (specific models).
Heating and ventilating system.
Radio and antenna.
Chrome wheel discs.
Windshield washers.
Fog lamps.
White sidewall tires (availability limited).