The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 49
1960 Cadillac Series 62 Four-Window Hardtop Sedan

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1960 Cadillac  Series 62 Four-Window Hardtop Sedan

CHASSIS NO: 60A075699

• Relatively rare Model 6239 four-window body style
• Just one prior owner since new
• Highly original, including paint
• Well-equipped with factory features and options

390 cid V-8 engine, single four-barrel carburetor, Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 130Ē

Rivalled only by Lincoln since the 1950s after the demise of Packard, GMís Cadillac Division has maintained its uninterrupted reputation for building fine cars since 1903. What began as Henry Lelandís quest for perfection was steadily refined until the Cadillac name stood alone as the best in personal luxury. As Cadillac progressed from the technical innovations and stylistic flamboyance of the 1950s to the 1960s, it did so with a sense of continuously refined elegance, with the facelifted 1960 models most prominently featuring less-pronounced tailfins and the elimination of the dated bullet-style front bumper guards. Ample power continued to be delivered by Cadillacís proprietary 390-cid V-8 engine, delivering 325 horsepower in basic four-barrel tune and 20 more with optional Tri Power induction (standard with the Eldorado), matched to a four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.

A wide range of six model lines was offered by Cadillac for 1960, including the longest-wheelbase Style 6890 commercial chassis, with Series 62 once again the most popular and important to Cadillacís fortunes. Of them, the Style 6239 four-door hardtop sedan was the rarest with 9,984 produced. A reinterpretation of the versatile sedan body style, it featured fresh styling with a flat roofline, four side windows and the elimination of traditional side pillars.

This highly attractive Style 6239 Four-Window Hardtop Sedan is a very attractive and well-preserved example with a very good original paint finish, chrome, interior, engine bay, plus a tidy trunk retaining the original patterned panels, plus a mounted spare tire and roadside jack. Benefiting from the care of just one Oregon-based long-term prior owner from new, this Cadillac is very well-equipped as expected. Options and amenities include white leather upholstery over black fabric, a Wonderbar signal-seeking AM radio with power antenna, six-way power-adjustable front seat, power windows and Twilight Sentinel automatic headlamp dimmer. Interestingly, due to location, the original owner elected to not specify the optional air-conditioning system for this car. Current indicated mileage is 701, likely 100,701; however, this Cadillac was obviously very carefully used and well-cared-for. If you are seeking a relatively rare postwar Cadillac model in great condition with exceptional originality, this stylish 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Four-Window Hardtop Sedan marks a highly compelling choice.

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