Series 62 Cadillac History 1960

Series 62 Cadillac Models & History 1960

The1960 Cadillacs exhibited a smoother, more subtle rendition of the styling theme introduced one year earlier. General changes included

  • a full width grille
  • the elimination of pointed front bumper guards
  • increased restraint in the application of chrome trim
  • lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles, which enclosed stacked taillights and backup lamps
  • front fenders mounted directional indicator lamps

Series 6200 base models had

  • plain fender skirts
  • thin three-quarter length body side spears
  • Cadillac crests and lettering on short horizontal front fender bars mounted just behind the headlights.

Four-window (4W) and six-window (6W) sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight (rear window) and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline. Standard equipment on 6200 models included

  • power brakes
  • power steering
  • automatic transmission
  • dual backup lamps
  • windshield washers and dual Speed wipers
  • wheel discs
  • outside rear view mirror
  • oil filter

Added extras on convertibles included power windows and Two-Way power seats. Technical highlights were comprised of

  • finned rear drums
  • a vacuum operated automatic-releasing floor controlled parking brake
  • tubular X-frame construction.

Interiors were done in

  • fawn
  • blue or gray Cortina cord or turquoise
  • green
  • Persian Sand
  • black Caspian cloth with Florentine vinyl bolsters

Convertibles were upholstered in Florentine leather single or two-tone combinations or monochromatic Cardiff leather combinations.


  • 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


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


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
60-62K 6229K

4-door, 6-Window Sedan

6 $5080 2184 kg 26,824
60-62K 6229K

Export, 6-Window Sedan

6 $5080 2184 kg 36
60-62A 6239A

4-door, 4-Window Sedan

6 $5080 2170 kg 9,984
60-62G 6237G

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6 $4892 2123 kg 19,978
60-62F 6267F


6 $5455 2205 kg 14,000
60-62 62 Chassis only 2

  • The Export six-window sedan was shipped in CKD form to foreign countries.
  • All sedans were pillarless hardtop sedans.


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
Carburetors Carter two-barrel Model 2814S


1960 Cadillac

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


Air conditioning on Series 62 $474
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
Automatic heating system on Series 62 $129
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