In overall terms, 1963 Cadillacs were essentially the same as the previous models. Exterior changes imparted a bolder and longer look. Hoods and deck lids were redesigned. The front fenders projected 118mm farther forward than in 1962, while the tailfins were trimmed down somewhat to provide a lower profile. Body side sculpturing was entirely eliminated. The slightly V-shaped radiator grille was taller and now incorporated outer extensions that swept below the flush-to-fender dual headlamps. Smaller, circular front parking lights were mounted in these extensions. A total of 143 options—including bucket seats; wool, leather or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on dash, doors and seat backs—set an all-time record for interior appointment choices. Standard equipment for cars in the 62 Series (6200 models) included power brakes; power steering; automatic transmission: dual backup lamps; windshield washers; dual speed wipers; wheel discs; remote control outside rear view mirrors; lefthand vanity mirror; oil filter; five tubeless black tires; heater; defroster and cornering lights. Convertibles were equipped with additional features, also used on all 6300 models.
|Model No.||Style No.||Body Type||Seat||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
4-door 6-window Sedan
4-door 4-window Sedan
NOTE: All 6200 Series sedans are pillarless four-door hardtops.
|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|
|Feature||Park Ave.||Series 62||Series 6300 Deville|
|Tires||8.00 x 15|
|Rear axle ratio||2.94:1|