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.