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1961 Cadillac Series 62 Six-window Hardtop Sedan

Make: Cadillac
Model: Series 62
SubModel: Series 62
Type: Sedan
Trim: Six-window Hardtop Sedan
Year: 1961
Mileage: 51,801
VIN: 61K054159
Color: Blue
Engine: 390 CID V-8
Cylinders: Blue/Gray
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Hydramatic four-speed automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

1961 Cadillac Series 62 Six-window Hardtop Sedan Additional Info:

1961 Cadillac Series 62 Hardtop Description

1961 Cadillac Six-window HT Sedan

Rare, four-door no post hardtop, six-window hardtop Series 62 (VIN code K) Arizona and Colorado car with 51,790 actual miles! One of 26,216 Series 62 hardtops made in 1961 Fresh restoration; car was previously owned and maintained by a Cadillac mechanic Previous dry Arizona and Colorado ownership Dresden Blue Metallic exterior (code 24) with original chrome and original Gray Canberra Cloth and gray fabric interior (code 31) 390 CID V-8 engine with Rochester four-barrel carburetor and 10.5:1 compression and 2.94:1 gearing Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission Power steering, power brakes, air-conditioning (code K), E-Z Eye glass (code E), heater (code H), power windows (code X) and six-way power front seat (code Y)

MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to present this seldom-seen 1961 Cadillac Series 62 six-window (VIN code K) hardtop sedan. This particular fully-optioned example has been freshly restored and it spent time in arid Arizona and in Colorado; it was previously owned by a Cadillac mechanic. This car comes complete with photo documentation showing that the car was stripped to metal, engine removed and interior was removed and replaced with new seats, carpet and padding.

Finished in Dresden Blue Metallic (code 24) with its original chrome, the paint and trim are in overall excellent condition, with only the slightest blemishes visible on close inspection and some dings on the rear deck lid. The car’s glass panels are clear and crack-free while the car’s lights are intact, haze-free and look great.

This Cadillac’s bodywork is straight and solid and continues shows off head stylist Bill Mitchell’s rising influence in the wake of Harley Earl’s retirement a few years earlier. Mitchell continued to de-emphasize the rear tailfins and other outrageous styling hallmarks from 1959.

The car’s engine bay is quite tidy, the battery looks newer, the trunk is in good order, the bumpers fit tightly to the body. This six-window hardtop rolls on Hankook whitewall radials surrounding factory wheel covers. Both tires and wheels are in very good order. The previous owner states that the motor was rebuilt, photos show motor out of the car but no receipts.

Under the hood is a 390 CID V-8 engine with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor and 10.5:1 compression ratio. Backing up this motor is a Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission and a 2.94:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes, air-conditioning (code K), E-Z Eye Glass (code E), heater (code H), power windows (code X) and six-way power front seat (code Y). The water pump and air-conditioning have been recently serviced. Included photos show interior removed with solid original floors. The seats were recently reupholstered in vinyl and cloth with new carpet and padding.

Inside, the Gray Canberra Cloth and matching fabric interior (code 31) is overall in very good condition. The front and rear bench seats, complete with fold-down center armrests, are in very good order, with blue carpet that mirrors the condition of the seats. The complementing headliner is in great shape while the original two-spoke steering wheel is in good order. The gray inner door panels and instrument panel are in great condition and echo the interior’s overall theme and the gearshift lever is in good shape. Rounding out the interior is a factory AM radio.

Cadillac was restyled and re-engineered for 1961. The new grille slanted back towards both the bumper and the hood lip, along the horizontal plan and sat between dual headlamps. New forward slanting front pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass were seen. The revised backlight treatment had crisp angular lines with thin pillars on some models and heavier semi-blind quarter roof posts on others. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual reverse lights, windshield washer, dual speed wipers, wheel discs, plain fender skirts, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter. Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble-prone air suspension system. Four-barrel induction systems were now the sole power choice and dual exhausts were no longer available.

Competition to this Cadillac in 1961 included Buick’s Electra 225 four-door HT, Chrysler’s New Yorker HT Sedan, Jaguar’s Mark IX Sedan, Lincoln’s Continental HT four-door sedan and Mercury’s Meteor 600 Marauder Sedan.

If you’re seeking a clean and solid cruiser, something to take to local classic car shows, or if you want something to add to your Cadillac Collection, visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars sooner than later to check this one out for yourself.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 51,790 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage Arizona title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!


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VIN: 61K054159

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