2021 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
1961 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (LHD)
|Wheels||Steel With Hubcaps|
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Cadillac’s 1960 range was an elegant reinterpretation of the previous year’s offering, with subtle modifications including lower rear fins, reshaped front bumpers, vertical stacked tail lamps and a fresh grille design. The overall appearance was slightly more restrained than the flamboyantly over-the-top 1959 models, but only just – there was still plenty of glitz and glamour about the 1960 range. The Series 6200 featured plain fender skirts and a three-quarter length chrome spear, with a long list of luxury features including power steering, automatic transmission, power brakes, windscreen washers and two-speed wipers, an external mirror and twin reversing lamps. Mechanical improvements included a tubular X-frame chassis, finned rear brake drums and a vacuum-operated automatic parking brake release system. Available in four body styles, the 6200-range consisted of both four-window and six-window sedans, a hardtop coupe, and the most expensive convertible, which came with power windows and two-way power seats as standard. Mechanically all 1960 Cadillacs rode on a 130in wheelbase and were powered by a 390ci V8 rated at 325 horsepower in standard tune (a more powerful 345hp unit was also available, fed by triple Rochester carburettors), while GM’s sophisticated Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was the only gearbox available. Power brakes and power steering were also standard across the range.