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In overall terms, 1963 Cadillacs were essentially the same as the previous models. Exterior changes imparted a bolder and longer look. Hoods and deck lids were redesigned. The front fenders projected 118mm farther forward than in 1962, while the tailfins were trimmed down somewhat to provide a lower profile. Body side sculpturing was entirely eliminated. The slightly V-shaped radiator grille was taller and now incorporated outer extensions that swept below the flush-to-fender dual headlamps. Smaller, circular front parking lights were mounted in these extensions. A total of 143 options—including bucket seats; wool, leather or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on dash, doors and seat backs—set an all-time record for interior appointment choices. Standard equipment for cars in the 62 Series (6200 models) included power brakes; power steering; automatic transmission: dual backup lamps; windshield washers; dual speed wipers; wheel discs; remote control outside rear view mirrors; lefthand vanity mirror; oil filter; five tubeless black tires; heater; defroster and cornering lights. Convertibles were equipped with additional features, also used on all 6300 models.


  • Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1962
    • the first pair of symbols changed to "63" to indicate 1963 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 body identification code "C" was no longer used, since the short-deck Town Sedan was dropped from the 62 Series
  • However, the short-deck 6300 model, called the Sedan DeVille Park Avenue, was retained and used the same "D" body identification symbol
  • Rooflines on two-door hardtops were restyled, which brought a change in body style coding, but not in the alphabetical suffix


Model No.Style No.Body TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
4-door 6-window Sedan

4-door 6-window Sedan

6$52142095 kg12,929
2-door Coupe

2-door Coupe

6$50262048 kg16,786
4-door 4-window Sedan

4-door 4-window Sedan

6$52142089 kg16,980
2-door Convertible

2-door Convertible

6$55902065 kg17,600
63-626200Chassis only   3

NOTE: All 6200 Series sedans are pillarless four-door hardtops.


ValvesOverhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Horsepower325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power242 kW @ 4800 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetionRochester four-barrel model 710930


  • Although neither engine displacement or output changed, the 1963 Cadillac V-8 was completely redesigned.
  • Quieter, smoother and more efficient, the new motor was 25mm lower, 100mm narrower and 32mm shorter than the 1962 V-8.
  • It was also some 37 kg lighter, due to the use of aluminum accessory drives.


FeaturePark Ave.Series 62Series 6300 Deville
Overall Length5461mm5664mm5664mm
Tires8.00 x 15
Rear axle ratio2.94:1


Air conditioner for Series 60-62$474
Automatic headlight control$45
Bucket seats in styles 6267F, 6339B, 6357J or 6389D with leather upholstery required$188
Controlled differential$54
Cruise Control$97
Door guards for two-door styles$4; for four-door styles: $7
Electric door locks for two-door styles$46; for four-door styles: $70
E-Z-Eye Glass$52
Leather upholstery for styles 6339B, 6357J, or 6389D$134
License plate frame$6
Padded roof for style 6357J$91
Six-way power seat$85 or $113 depending on body style
Power window regulators as an option$118
Power ventipanes as an option$73
Radio with rear seat speaker$165
Radio with rear seat speaker and remote control$247
AM/FM radio$191
Front seat belts in Series 62 models$22
Rear seat belts in Series 62 models$22
Adjustable steering wheel$48
Remote control trunk lock$53
Five white sidewall tires, 8.20 x 15 four-ply on Series 62$57 exchange