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1961 Cadillac

1961 Cadillac

Cadillacs were restyled and re-engineered for 1961. The new grille slanted back towards both the bumper and the hood lip along the horizontal plane and sat between quad headlamps. New forward slanting front roof pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass was seen. The revised backlight (rear window) treatment had crisp, angular lines with thin pillars on some models and heavier, semi-blind-quarter roof posts on others. A new short-deck sedan was situated in the 6300 lineup, ostensibly created for rich dowagers with small parking stalls in their luxury apartment houses.

The DeVille models were retained as the 63 sub-series (which was technically part of the Sixty-Two line), but the Eldorado Seville and Brougham were dropped. This moved the Eldorado Biarritz convertible into the DeVille sub-series.

1961 Cadillac

1961 Cadillac

DeVille models featured front fender series designation scripts and a lower body "skeg" trimmed with a thin three-quarter length spear molding running from behind the front wheel opening to the rear of the car. Standard equipment was the same used on 6200 models plus Two-way power seat and power windows. The Biarritz convertible also had power vent windows, whitewall tires, Six-Way power bench seat (or bucket seats) and remote control trunk lock. The new short-deck four-door hardtop appeared in mid-season and is often referred to as the Town Sedan.



Model No.Style No.Body TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
4-door 4-window Sedan

4-door 4-window Sedan

6$54982143 kg4,847
4-door 6-window Sedan

4-door 6-window Sedan

6$54982141 kg26,415
4-door Town Sedan

4-door Town Sedan

6$54982123 kg3,756
2-door Hardtop Coupe

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6$52522089 kg20,156



TypeV-8 - Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power242 kW @ 4800 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetionRochester four-barrel Model 701930


ModelWheelbaseOverall LengthFront TreadRear TreadTiresExhaust
Series 623289mm5639mm  8.00 x 15Single
Deville3289mm5639mm  8.00 x 15Single
Deville Town Sedan3289mm5461mm  8.00 x 15Single


Air conditioning Series 63$474
Autronic Eye$46
Cruise Control$97
Door guards on two-door$4
Door guards on four-door$7
Electric door locks on two-door$46
Electric door locks on four-door$70
E-Z-Eye Glass$52
Pair of fog lamps$43
Automatic heating system on Series 63$129
License plate frame$6
Six-way power seat$85-113
Power windows$85
Power vent windows$73
Radio with rear speaker$16
Radio with remote control$247
Remote control trunk lock$59
Five white sidewall tire size 8.20 x 15 four-ply$85 exchange
Permanent anti-freeze -20°$8
Permanent anti-freeze -40°$9
Accessory groups A and B included mostly the same features as 1960 at the combined total of individual prices listed above

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