The 1960 model year was an impressive beginning to a new decade. During the Sixties, Cadillac styling became more graceful and restrained as Bill Mitchell gradually unified the design. Few new engineering advances were introduced, but orderly design development and a conservative styling approach set Cadillac apart from other luxury makes and maintained its reputation as ”The Standard of the World.” To the American public, Cadillac remained a symbol of prestige, success, and good taste.
The 1960 Cadillac began the evolutionary process of toning down the excesses of 1959. Although it continued the jet plane styling theme of the ’59, its fins were clipped (but still prominent) and Ed Taylor redesigned the taillights into a thin strip of red plastic neatly blended into the end of the fin. Supplementing that was a second taillight in each “exhaust port,” now a vertical oval that still housed the backup light as well. the simplified grille lost its horizontal divider bar and the front bumper was also simpler and less bulky. New, too, was the instrument panel. All in all, the ’60 Caddy had a more formal, yet youthful, look.
1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Specifications:
Wheelbase: 130″ (3,30 m)
Length: 225″ (5,72 m)
Weight: 4850 (2200 kg)
Production Total: 14000
Engine: 390 ci (6,4 l)
Type: Overhead, 90 degrees, V-8
Horsepower: 325 at 4800 rpm
Compression ratio: 10.5 to 1
This Gorgeous example comes equipped with a 390 cubic inch motor with a four barrel carbproducing 325 Bhp at 4800rpm. The exterior is a Gorgeous Diamond Blue, complemented by a luxurious matching blue interior and navy top in excellent shape. This gorgeous example comes with such options as, Electronic Seats, Autronic Eye, Automatic Top and Electronic Window Lifts. This Cadillac is a solid handsome car that will never go out of style. Not only does it look Classy and Elegant but it also drives extremely well. A Classic masterpiece of automotive sculpture.
Sixties Cadillac, graceful styling!