The Sixty-Special Fleetwood sedan was, again,
distinguished by chevron slashes of bright metal on the sides of the roof "C"
pillars. Also seen were full-length bright metal underscores, clean side styling, a
rear end quadrant pattern grille and Cadillac crest medallions toward the back of the
rear fenders. Standard equipment included all normal 6300 sub-series features, plus
|Model No.||Style No.||Body Type||Seat||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
4-door Hardtop Sedan
I. D. NUMBERS
- Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1962
- the first pair of symbols changed to "63" to indicate 1963 model year
- the next symbol was a letter to indicate the model as listed below
- the next six numbers indicated the consecutive unit number beginning with 000001
- The serial number was located at the front of the lefthand frame side bar
- Motor serial numbers again matched and were found on the center lefthand side of the block above the oil pan
- The alphabetical body identification code "C" was no longer used, since the
short-deck Town Sedan was dropped from the 62 Series
- However, the short-deck 6300 model, called the Sedan DeVille Park Avenue, was
retained and used the same "D" body identification symbol
- Rooflines on two-door hardtops were restyled, which brought a change in body
style coding, but not in the alphabetical suffix
|Block||Cast iron block|
|Bore and stroke||101.6mm x 98.4mm|
|Horsepower||325 hp @ 4800 rpm|
|Power||242 kW @ 4800 rpm|
|Bearings||Five main bearings|
|Valve Lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters|
|Carburetion||Rochester four-barrel model 710930|
- Although neither engine displacement or output changed, the 1963 Cadillac V-8 was completely redesigned.
- Quieter, smoother and more efficient, the new motor was 25mm lower, 100mm narrower and 32mm shorter than the 1962 V-8.
- It was also some 37 kg lighter, due to the use of aluminum accessory drives.
|Tires||8.00 x 15|
|Rear axle ratio||2.94:1|
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