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1962 Cadillac

1962 Cadillac Fin

With GM 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 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

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 TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
4-door 4-window Sedan

4-door 4-window Sedan

6$52132111 kg17,314
4-door 6-window Sedan

4-door 6-window Sedan

6$52132109 kg16,730
4-door Town Sedan

4-door Town Sedan

6$52132086 kg2,600
2-door Hardtop Coupe

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6$50252059 kg16,833


6$55882105 kg16,800


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


TypeV-8 - Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power242 kW @ 4800 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetionRochester four-barrel Model 701930


FeatureSeries 62Park Avenue Sedan
Overall Length5639mm5461mm
Front Tread--
Rear Tread--
Tires8.00 x 158.00 x 15


  • 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)