Series 62 Cadillac Models & History 1962

WithGM settling into a styling groove, Cadillac’s ’62s were basically toned-down ’61s. Highlights included still-lower fins, front-fender cornering lights as a new option, a somewhat tamer grille, and backup/turn/stop lights combined behind a single white lens. Four-window sedans received

1962 Cadillac Fin

more orthodox rooflines but still included a pair of short-deck variants, which were now named Series 62 Town Sedan and DeVille Park Avenue. A new braking system with dual master cylinder and separate front and rear hydraulic lines appeared, a portent of the future. Model-year output rose to nearly 161,000, up some 23,000 over ’61.

1962 Cadillac

  • A mild facelift characterized Cadillac styling trends for 1962.
  • A flatter grille with a thicker horizontal center bar and more delicate cross-hatched insert appeared.
  • Ribbed chrome trim panels, seen ahead of the front wheel housings in 1961, were now replaced with cornering lamps and front fender model and series identification badges were eliminated.
  • More massive front bumper end pieces appeared and housed rectangular parking lamps.
  • At the rear, taillamps were now housed in vertical nacelles designed with an angled peak at the center.
  • On Series 6200 models a vertically ribbed rear beauty panel appeared on the deck lid latch panel.
  • Cadillac script also appeared on the lower left side of the radiator grille.
  • The short-deck town Sedan was switched to the base 6200 lineup, while a similar model was still part of the DeVille sub-series.
  • Standard equipment on 6200 models included:
    • power brakes
    • power steering
    • automatic transmission
    • dual backup lamps
    • windshield washer and dual speed wipers
    • wheel discs
    • fender skirts
    • remote control outside rear view mirror
    • left vanity mirror
    • oil filter
    • five tubeless blackwall tires
    • heater and defroster
    • front cornering lamps


  • 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


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
62-62A 6239A

4-door 4-window Sedan

6 $5213 2111 kg 17,314
62-62K 6229K

4-door 6-window Sedan

6 $5213 2109 kg 16,730
62-62C 6289C

4-door Town Sedan

6 $5213 2086 kg 2,600
62-62G 6237G

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6 $5025 2059 kg 16,833
62-62F 6268F


6 $5588 2105 kg 16,800


  • All 6200 sedans were pillarless four-door hardtops.
  • The Town Sedan was of four-window design.


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


Feature Series 62 Park Avenue Sedan
Wheelbase 3289mm 3289mm
Overall Length 5639mm 5461mm
Front Tread
Rear Tread
Tires 8.00 x 15 8.00 x 15
Exhaust Single Single


  • The majority of options and accessories available for 1962 models were identical to those offered in 1961 at the same prices
  • Bucket seats were available for 6267F, 6339B, 6347J, or 6389D as an option ($108)