1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
• Loaded with options such as six way power seat, Autronic Eye, power windows and vents
• Reported by previous owner that this Cadillac was personally owned by Hank Williams III
• Repainted in correct color of Beaumont Beige (code 44)
• 390 CID V-8 engine with a four-barrel carburetor
• Four-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission and 2.94 gearing
• Air-conditioning, Twilight Sentinel, power steering (code Y), power brakes, E-Z Eye Glass (code E), heater (code H), power windows (code X) and power vent windows (code N)
• Stock rims with original wheel covers
The Cadillac Series 62 was the cheapest ticket to the marque, its entry-level model. This California survivor car has fewer than 70,000 miles indicated and is well-equipped, considering it is part of Cadillac’s gateway line. It has a sumptuous ride and even in this color, those tailfins cry, “Look at me!” This 1960 Coupe is loaded with options such as air conditioning, six way power seat, Autronic Eye, power windows and vents.
This example was made during the second week of July 1960 (code 07C) in General Motors’ Detroit, Michigan assembly plant. Previous owner stated that this Cadillac was personally owned by Hank Williams III!
Dressed in Beaumont Beige (code 44), the car’s paint and trim are in overall very good condition. This Cadillac’s body is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the AC Delco battery appears new and the massive chrome bumpers are also in very good order.
This Cadillac rolls on a mixed set of radials, BFGoodrich and Remington, size 235/75R15 and L78-15, respectively. Each tire is mounted on stock steel rims topped with the car’s original wheel covers. The wheel covers are in good, original order.
Under that big hood is an equally large engine, a 390 CID V-8 with a four-barrel carburetor. Backing that motor is a Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission and a 2.94:1 rear end. Driver convenience features are lengthy – air-conditioning, Twilight Sentinel, power steering (code Y), power brakes, E-Z Eye Glass, (code E), heater (code H), power windows (code X) and power vent windows (code N).
Inside, the car retains overall good condition. The front and rear bench seats are in very good order, as is the matching carpet and headliner. The two-spoke steering wheel looks good, as does the brown and tan metal instrument panel while the inner door panels are in good, original condition. A column-mounted gearshift and a factory AM radio complete the interior but the speedometer/odometer and wipers are inoperable.
The 1960 Series 62 had smoother, more restrained styling as General Motors’ new head stylist, William Mitchell, took a step back from the extreme fins of 1959. 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 and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps.
Series 62 models were distinguished by plain fender skirts, thin three-quarter length bodyside spears and Cadillac crests and lettering on short horizontal front fender bars mounted just behind the headlights. Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline.
Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter. The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction.
Coupe competition to this Cadillac in 1960 included Buick’s Invicta, Chrysler’s Windsor, DeSoto’s Fireflite, Dodge’s Matador, Edsel’s Ranger, Imperial’s Crown, Lincoln’s Continental Mark V, Mercury’s Park Lane, Oldsmobile’s 98 Holiday and Pontiac’s Ventura.
Cadillac collectors or anyone who appreciates a solid luxury coupe, should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to look this Series 62 Cadillac over.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 69,232 miles.
It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title.
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