1963 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe

"This year, there's a new spirit of vitality and youth in the Sixty-Two Coupe" was how Cadillac promoted the new 1963 car.

It was a year that saw some revisions to Cadillac's overall look. Parking lights were moved out of the bumpers into small grilles that matched the main grille.

Tail fins were reduced and the body lines smoothed out - it was a much simpler but bolder look. 

1963 Cadillac 62 Coupe rear

Rear view with the distinctive Cadillac tailfins

If you like green then you'll love these Basildon Green, 1962 Cadillac Sixty-Two Coupe. It's green inside too, and transports you back to the early sixties once you are behind the wheel.

1963 Cadillac Sixty-Two Coupe

Early sixties luxury

Those flatter lines can be seen more clearly on this side view. The wheelbase is 129.5" and overall length is 223" - that's just over 18 and a half feet.

1963 Cadillac 62 Coupe - side view

Side view showing the cleaner lines of a '63

Power comes from a 390 cubic inch V8 producing 325 horsepower. As with all Cadillacs of the time it is paired with a Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission.

As you'd also expect from a Cadillac, power steering and power brakes were standard.  Although as the base Series the original buyer of this car opted for power windows at $118, a 6-way power seat at $113 and air conditioning costing $474.

Cadillac produced 16,786 Series Sixty-Two 2-door Coupes for the 1963 model year at a base price of $5,026.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Cadillac - The Tailfin Years

Cadillac: The Tailfin Years by Robert J Headrick Jr

This book covers one of the most recognizable and most loved period in Cadillac history. Covering from 1948 to 1964.

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