1961 Cadillac Model 62 Coupe


1961 Cadillac Model 62 Coupe

Cadillac was restyled and re-engineered for 1961. The new grille slanted back towards both the bumper and the hood lip, along the horizontal plan, and sat between dual headlamps. New forward slanting front pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass were seen. The revised backlight treatment had crisp angular lines with thin pillars on some models and heavier semi-blind quarter roof posts on others. Standard equipment power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back up lights, windshield washer, dual speed wipers, wheel discs, plain fender skirts, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system. Four-barrel induction systems were now the sole power choice and dual exhaust were no longer available.

There were eleven models offered by Cadillac in 1961. Standard features included a 390 cubic-inch, 325 horsepower, V8 engine mated to a Hydra-Matic drive and an X-shaped chassis frame. Cadillac would produce 138,379 vehicles with 20,156 examples being the Coupe de Ville.


Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1961
Make: Cadillac
Model: Model 62
Style: 2 door Coupe
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 390 cubic inch (6.4 L) OHV V8
Engine HP: 326
Trans: 4 speed Hydra-Matic


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