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1962 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Black / Grey 22500 miles Owned since 1981

For sale: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 Door 60 Special Hardtop 6 passenger

Technical specifications

Item location:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
60 Special Hardtop
Hardtop 4 door sedan
4 Door 60 Special Hardtop 6 passenger
Engine size:
390 cid
Number of cylinders:
Power options:
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Seats
Drive type:
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Beautiful 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Hardtop. A Southern car from new, with a Black exterior and fitted with Grey cloth and leather trim interior.Has all original interior with just some light wear mostly in the drivers seat area, and some small age related trim wear on headliner and other interior parts (see the pics).This Cadillac has been in the same owners collection since 1981, having been stored inside and covered most all of its life.Has all the standard 60 Special fittings with all power windows and 4 power vent windows, all main windows function fine but the 4 power vent windows have the usual sticky operation/movement.The 8 way power front seat does not work some of the time, just needs a switch cleaning I think. Car has original Factory AC system fitted with all components in place but has not been charged or used in many years, so does not currently work.Exterior was repainted in original Black in 1990 and still looks excellent with only 2 minor areas of deterioration, one being the lower right corner of the rear window molding showing some bubbling corrosion and a lower 6" area of the right front fender has some bubbling rust peeping thru ( see pics ). A few cracks in the top dash pad, see pics.Very nice all original trunk materials with jack and spare.The tires are old wide white wall bias ply, they hold air well and have nice tread but probably not good for a cross country drive. Has a couple of light wiper scratch lines on the drivers side of the windshield that may polish out and is missing the Fleetwood badge on the trunk.Super nice solid body with some light corrosionspots on the chrome and bumpers, see the pics.Very nice under body chassis with just the normal very light surface rust of a 55 Year old Caddy.Has just recently been fitted with a NEW Battery, Water Pump, belts and hoses And an electric fuel pump to replace the OE mechanicalone. Runs and drives, brakes and shifts nicely.Original AM signal seeker radio that works. Working power door locks. Has some various glass delamanation as is common on cars of this age, see pics.
Car is located in Memphis TN.Available for viewing at your requestPlease feel free to contact me thru ebay withany questions you may have.
A bit of History on the Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special.

The original Cadillac Series 60 was produced from 1936-38, but the model was maintained as the Series 60 Special from 1939 to 1976, and then again from 1987-93. The eighth generation of Cadillac to bear the name 60 Special was built from 1961 to 1964 on the full size rear-wheel-drive C Platform. The car was popularly known as a Fleetwood.

The Fleetwood Body Company ofFleetwood, Pennsylvania, was founded by Harry Urich in the nineteenth century.It began as a small community of craftsmen founded by Henry Fleetwood, Esq. ofPenwortham, nearLancaster, England(the Fleetwood family flourished inEnglandin the 17th and 18th centuries).The rich traditions of 300 years of coach-building that the Fleetwood Body Company applied to its work on cars secured for it a high reputation in automobile circles worldwide by the 1920s.Coachwork was built by Fleetwood for a variety of luxury makes through 1924. However, after the Fisher Body Corporation purchased the Fleetwood Body Company in 1925, Fleetwood bodies were reserved exclusively for Cadillac.By 1929 GM had purchased the remaining stock holdings of the Fisher Body Corporation and thus became sole owner of both the Fisher and Fleetwood companies.

With the exception of the Eldorado Biarritz convertible, the Fleetwood 60 Special was Cadillac’s most expensive passenger car. The prices of the Series 6700 were higher, but those were extended-length limousines, hearses, and ambulances. The Fleetwood 60 Special was available only as a four-door hardtop, with a long list of standard features including power seats, power windows, power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission, dual backup lights, windshield washer, two-speed wipers, and a remote control trunk lock. Available options included air conditioning.

Engine power was provided by Cadillac’s 390-cid V-8 with a single Rochester four-barrel carburetor, which offered 325 horsepower. From 1961-63, the 60 Special used GM’s trusty Hydramatic automatic transmission.

Styling changed substantially over the years, with 1961 models sporting the sharp tail fins, popular since the late 1950s, but in 1962 these were toned down and the fins were almost gone by the end of 1964. In 1961, the grille was creased across the midline and sloped back towards both the hood and chrome bumper. For 1962, the crease was vertical, with the grille sides sloping towards the headlights. A strong horizontal center bar divided the grille in 1963-64, and the lower portion of the grille swooped over the fog lights.

Cadillac made about 14,000 per year from 1962 to 1964.

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