Type 61

The Type 61 was similar to the Type 59 of 1920-21, with the following exceptions:

Bodies

Chassis

Drive Line

Engine

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1922 Cadillac Model 61

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1922 Cadillac Model 61

I.D. DATA

Serial numbers were not used.

Engine numbers were stamped on the crankcase just back of the right hand bank of cylinders, and on a plate on the dash.

Engine No.: 61-A-1 through 61-Z-18006.

STYLE

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1923 Cadillac Model 61

First Design
Style No.Body TypeSeatingPriceWeight
- 4-door Touring 7 $3940 1830 kg
- 4-dr. Phaeton 4 $3790 1798 kg
- 2-dr. Roadster 2/4 $3790 1782 kg
4420 2-dr. Victoria 4 $4540 1870 kg
4470 2-dr. Coupe 2 $4540 1768 kg
4440 2-dr. Coupe 5 $4690 1877 kg
4430 4-dr. Sedan 5 $4950 1918 kg
4400 4-dr. Suburban 7 $5190 1918 kg
4450 4-dr. Limousine 7 $5290 2000 kg
4460 4-dr. Imperial Limousine 7 $5390 2023 kg
4480 4-dr. Town Brougham 7 - -
5160 4-dr. Landau Sedan 5 - -

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1923 Cadillac Model 61

Second Design
Style No.Body TypeSeatingPriceWeight
- 4-dr. Touring 7 $3150 1830 kg
- 4-dr. Phaeton 4 $3150 1798 kg
- 2-dr. Roadster 2/4 $3100 1782 kg
4430 2-dr. Victoria 4 $3875 1870 kg
5080 2-dr. Coupe 2 $3875 1809 kg
5050 2-dr. Coupe 5 $3925 1877 kg
5040 4-dr. Sedan 5 $4100 1918 kg
4410 4-dr. Suburban 7 $4250 2009 kg
5060 4-dr. Limousine 7 $4550 2000 kg
5070 4-dr. Imperial Limousine 7 $4600 2023 kg
- 4-dr. Town Brougham 7 - -
- 4-dr. Landau Sedan 5 - -
Third Design
Style No.Body TypeSeatingPriceWeight
- 4-dr. Touring 7 $2885 1830 kg
- 4-dr. Phaeton 4 $2885 1752 kg
- 2-dr. Roadster 2/4 $2885 1782 kg
5090 2-dr. Victoria 4 $3675 1870 kg
- 2-dr. Coupe 2 - 1809 kg
- 2-dr. Coupe 5 $3750 1877 kg
- 4-dr. Sedan 5 $3950 1918 kg
5020 4-dr. Suburban 7 $3990 2009 kg
- 4-dr. Limousine 7 $4300 2000 kg
- 4-dr. Imperial Limousine 7 $4400 2023 kg
- 4-dr. Town Brougham 7 - -
- 4-dr. Landau Sedan 5 $3950 -

Note: Introductory prices were much the same as for Type 59. In January, 1922 came a drastic price reduction, followed by a smaller reduction in December, 1922. These were the first price reductions for Cadillac and followed an industry trend. Increased production schedules, higher efficiency in the new manufacturing facilities, and economic pressures combined to make the reductions possible as well as necessary.

ENGINE

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1922 Cadillac Model 61

Engine Type Ninety degree V-8. L-Head. Cast iron blocks of four on Aluminum crankcase.
Bore and Stroke 79.4mm x 130.2mm
Displacement 5.153 Liters
Brake Horsepower "over 60 horsepower"
S.A.E./N.A.C.C. H.P. 31.25.
Main bearings Three
Valve lifters Rockers with roller cam follower acting on mechanical lifters
Carburetor float feed, auxiliary air control; manufactured by Cadillac under C. F. Johnson patents.

CHASSIS

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Wheelbase 3353mm
Front/Rear Tread 1422mm
Tires 33 x 5

DRIVETRAIN

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1922 Cadillac Model 61

Transmission Selective sliding gear transmission. Case in unit with engine
Speeds 3 Forward and 1 Reverse
Controls Left drive, center control (right hand drive optional)
Clutch Multiple disc, dry plate clutch
Drive Shaft drive
Axle Spiral bevel, full floating rear axle
Overall ratio 4.50:1, 4.91:1
Brakes Mechanical brakes on two wheels, one external, one internal.
Wheels Wood artillery wheels, demountable rims, 12 spoke
Wheel size 23 in.
Optional Drive ratio 4.15:1

OPTIONS

All nickel headlamps, sidelamps, and hubcaps. R-W wire wheels.

HISTORICAL NOTES

1922-23 Cadillac Notes