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Series 62 Cadillac History 1951

Series 62 Cadillac Models & History 1951

Series62 models had full-length chrome underscores on the rocker panels, rear fender skirts and lower rear quarters. The sedan had a conventional backlight (i.e., rear window) and featured rear ventipanes. A new Coupe DeVille script was seen on the rear roof pillar of this model which, like the convertible, was an exclusive Series 62 offering. The script clearly distinguished the more luxurious DeVille from the plainer club coupe, a distinction not emphasized in 1950. Hydra-Matic drive was regular equipment on all models (with a new type dial) and power windows were standard on the convertible and Coupe DeVille.


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1951 Cadillac 62

  • Motor serial numbers 516200000 and up appeared on 1951


Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
51-62 6219 4-door Sedan 5 $3528 1865 kg 54,596
51-62 6219 Export Sedan 5 756
51-62 6237 2-door Club Coupe 5 $3436 1815 kg 10,132
51-62 6237DX Coupe DeVille 5 $3843 1852 kg 10,241
51-62 6267 Convertible Coupe 5 $3987 1962 kg 6,117
51-62 126 Chassis only 2

NOTE: The export sedan was shipped in CKD form to foreign countries.


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).