1953 Cadillac Series 60

Posted in 1950s, Cadillac, Classic Cars, Series 60 by Richard

Cadillac series 60 was a very special model. Out of all Cadillac models, 1953 Cadillac Series 60 was the most successful one. In fact, it had record-breaking sales. The story of Cadillac car started in 1936. Originally, it was a mid-sized car which received a lot of attention from everyone. Nicholas Dreystadt was the creator of this iconic model. 1953 Cadillac Series 60 used Monobloc V8 engine which could supply 125 horsepower.

Initially, Sixty Special name was booked for low end cars, but finally, the most luxurious cars got this Sixty Special name. Sixty Special models were really special. From 1938 to 1941, was the first part of Sixty Special car. Then, in 1942, the car received major redesigns. The interior was made very nice. Initially, only two models were available Standard sedan and imperial sedan, but they had really good sales.

1947: Because of the World War, the production stopped. In 1947, it did not have a lot of changes as everything was made for 1948 model. “sombrero” wheel covers were made for the 1947 model.

1948: This year Sixty Special experienced major redesigns. Electric window lifts and two-way power bench seat were added. Also, side-scoops and tail-fins were featured.

1949: This model was very compact to look at. It was lighter, but the engine had rating 10 hp more than the previous one. This car could accommodate six passengers.

1952: This year was the Golden anniversary of Sixty Special model. Minor changes were made; only engine power was increased to 190 horse power.

1953: New 12 volts electrical system was added for the first time, and it could supply 210 horsepower. Also, “Autronic Eye” was added. The car lovers also got five true wire-wheels rims paying 325 dollars extra. 1953 Cadillac Series 60 experienced record-breaking 20,000 sales.

Specifications: The production year of 1953 Cadillac Series 60 ranged from 1951 to 1953. The price was 4,303 dollars with 4335 lbs or 1966.323 kg weight.

Sales: According to two auctions, the average sale value is 49,625 dollars, the lowest is 25,000 dollars, and the highest was 74,250 dollars.


1962 Cadillac DeVille

Posted in 1960s, Cadillac, Classic Cars, DeVille by Richard

Cadillac DeVille was first produced in 1949. It was a very luxurious car. It was so popular that the production continued until 2005. Then, it was replaced by DeVille touring Sedan. DeVille name was chosen because of the body styling. DeVille means Town. It is a French word.

1956: In 1956, a 4-door hardtop was added to Sedan de Ville model.

The designs kept changing. The fourth generation of Cadillac car started in 1965. The new look was very sharp. New headlights replaced the old tailfins, and in 1960, 472 cu inch engine was added.

1968: The designs of Cadillac kept improving. A V8 engine with 375 horsepower was added.

1971: From 1971 to 1976 the fifth generation cars were released. The engine remained the same 472 cu inch.

1974: This model had airbags, very important for security while driving. Also, “d, Elegance” package was added. This nice package was available until 1984. Customers did love this package.

1975: The front end of the car was redesigned. Also, the new 500 V8 engine with 210 horsepower was added.

1977: This year was the 75th anniversary of 1962 Cadillac DeVille. Also, the sixth generation started this year. The sixth generation cars were one foot shorter and half ton lighter than the previous cars.

1985: Seventh generation released.

1989: Eight generation released.

1994: Ninth generation released.

2000-2005: Tenth generation started, and LED tail lamps were added.

Specifications: This 1962 Cadillac DeVille was produced from 1959 to 1964. The price ranged from 5,390 dollars to 6,605 dollars. The weight of 1962 Cadillac DeVille was 4,674 lbs or 2120.091 kg. Cadillac was a great model, so 1962 Cadillac DeVille was sold 160,840 pieces.

Sales: According to 13 auctions, the average sale value of 1962 Cadillac DeVille is 8,864 dollars, the lowest is 3,750 dollars, and the highest is 18,638 dollars.

1964 Lincoln Continental

Posted in 1960s, Classic Cars, Continental, Lincoln by Richard

1964 Lincoln Continental is a very special car. The name Continental has a history. It was inspired by 1940’s Lincoln Continental 12-cylinder engine. So, this model is a special model. It represents ambiance and prestige. Also, some mechanical parts were the courtesy of Lincoln. Drive train was one of them.

 Convertible: This 1964 Lincoln Continental had high-quality finishing, and because of the size it was easy to drive. The theme design remained almost the same as 1961; only few minor changes were made. Luggage space increased 15%. This 1964 Lincoln Continental was available in 18 different colors. It had 430 cubic-inch engine which could supply 320 horsepower. One of the most astonishing features of this car was “suicide style” rear doors. In fact, this four-door system was very uncommon which was seen last in 1941.

Town Brougham: This model was built in 1961 for White House, but got rejected. It was small with 221.3 inches. Unlike many cars, it had no side windows, glove box, waster reservoir, etc.

Sedan: This 1964 Lincoln Continental is an original car. It only traveled 1,019 miles. In 2005, the third/current owner of this special car did some maintenance of this car as it contained dust of 41 long years. Then, he got authentic pristine and Lipstick Red look.

Prototype Limousine, Chassis Num 4Y82N406266: This model was sold at staggering 243,500 dollars in 2011. It was produced in 1965. For security, the manufacturer added handrails. This car was used by the astronauts of Apollo 8, 11, 13, and 15 when they were back in the planet Earth.

Specifications: It was produced from 1961 to 1969. The price ranged from 6,290 to 6,935 dollars. It weighs 5,050 lbs or 2,290.641 kg with 100 mph or 160.9 km/h maximum speed.

Sales: According to 35 auctions, average sale value of 1964 Lincoln Continental is 32,544 dollars, the lowest is 110 dollars, and the highest is 319,000 dollars.