With GM settling into a styling groove, Cadillac's '62s
were basically toned-down '61s. Highlights included still-lower fins, front-fender
cornering lights as a new option, a somewhat tamer grille, and backup/turn/stop
lights combined behind a single white lens. Four-window sedans received more
orthodox rooflines but still included a pair of short-deck variants, which were now
named Series 62 Town Sedan and DeVille Park Avenue. A new braking system with dual
master cylinder and separate front and rear hydraulic lines appeared, a portent of
the future. Model-year output rose to nearly 161,000, up some 23,000 over '61.
1962 Cadillac Notes
1962 Cadillac Fin
- This was the 60th anniversary year for Cadillac.
- The automaker produced 160,840 Cadillacs during the year, all equipped with the new dual-safety braking system.
- 59 percent sold with air conditioning.
- Cadillac makes dual-braking system standard
- Cadillac features optional front-fender cornering lights
- Harold G. Warner was general manager
- Charles F. Arnold was chief engineer
- Charles Jordan was chief designer (Cadillac Studio) until August
- Stanley Parker became chief designer (Cadillac Studio) in August
- Fred H. Murray was general sales manager until September
- L. N. Mays became general sales manager in September
- Cadillac production figures
Series 6272,877 (increased 10,451)
Sedan de Ville43,608 (increased 8,590)
Coupe de Ville25,675 (increased 5,519)
Eldorado1,450 (increased 0)
Series 6013,350 (decreased 2,150)
Series 753,880 (increased 51)