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1962 Cadillac - any driving experiences out there?



  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,040
    this past Saturday, I saw a '61 Caddy 6-window hardtop. I passed it, in my '79 5th Ave, on I-581 going over the Susquehanna River. Nice looking car, but strangely, it seemed kinda tiny to me...not an adjective normally associated with a '61 Caddy!

    Well, when we got to the Hershey fairgrounds, eventually we found that car there, and it turns out it was one of those stubbier "Town Sedan" models. I think they were renamed "Park Avenue" for 1962? Funny how it's still kinda long, at 215" versus 222" for the normal models, yet losing that 7" just throws the whole proportioning off.

    Still, a very nice car!
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    I associate "Park Avenue" with top of the line Buick.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    those are a little rare (no breakdown of production of Town Sedans of 6W v. 4W versions) for MY '61:

    Town sedan (DeVille-Series 6300-trim, only): 3756 produced
    6200 4-window: 4700
    6200 6-window: 26216
    6300 4-window: 4847
    6300 6-window: 26415

    Sorry, I'm a geek with my car-geek book handy.

    '62s production total for Cadillac's handy-sized sedan was 2600 (pretty sure they were all 4w), available in both Series 6200 (referred to as 'Town Sedan') and 6300/Deville (referred to as 'Park Avenue').

    1963 had only production of 1575, all of which were model 6389D (DeVilles, four-window), 'Park Avenue'.

    The loss of seven inches in length netted a loss of a whopping 20-45 pounds. Nothing like seven inches would weigh on my own body. ;)
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,040
    1963 had only production of 1575, all of which were model 6389D (DeVilles, four-window), 'Park Avenue'.

    I didn't realize they carried that stubby body style over to 1963. And yeah, I remember looking in my old car book too, and noticing that the loss of 7 inches only yielded that 20-45 lb loss. When you figure that's 7" less frame, 7" taken out of the rear quarters, trunk floor, and trunk lid, it just seems to me that it would be more than that!

    And if it weighed that much on your own body, you'd pass out from low blood pressure every time you got excited! :shades:
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