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Cadillac Series 62

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Series 62
Vehicle Model

A car produced by Cadillac.

55,643 Series 62s were produced in 1949, of which 7,515 were Sedanettes.  In model year 1959, 11,130 were produced.

Page Sections
Photographs
1949 Specifications
1955 Specifications
1959 Specifications
Collectible Cards


Photographs

2000 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet (Hershey) Poster - 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille 2000 AACA Fall National Meet at Hershey
Artist: Ken Eberts
Car: 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe DeVille (left)
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1949 Cadillac Series 62 1949
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Barrington, Illinois Cruise Night:  July 19, 2007
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1949 Cadillac Series 62 1949
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Barrington, Illinois Cruise Night:  July 19, 2007
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1949 Cadillac Series 62 1949
Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
Barrington, Illinois Cruise Night:  July 19, 2007
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American Iron - 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Art American Iron
Artist: Ken Eberts
Car: Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado


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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Pizza House Cruise Night:  May 16, 2012
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
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1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 1962 Convertible
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1963 Cadillac Series 62 1963
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1949 Specifications

Price$3,050 - $3,496
EngineV8
Engine Displacement331 cu. in.
ValvetrainOHV
Horsepower160 bhp @ 3800 rpm
Torque312 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Wheelbase126"


1955 Specifications

Body StyleFour-Door Sedan
Exterior Dimensions
Length216"
Width80"
Height62"
Wheelbase129"
Engine
TypeV-8
Displacement331 cu. in.
Bore & Stroke3.81" x 3.62"
Compression Ratio9.0:1
ValvetrainOverhead Valve (OHV)
Horsepower (Advertised)250hp @ 4600 rpm
Torque (Advertised)345 lb.-ft. @ 2800 rpm
Transmission & Final Drive
Axle Ratio3.36
Engine Revolutions Per Mile (High Gear)2406
Piston Travel Per Mile (High Gear)1453'
Suspension & Steering
Turning Circle, Wall-to-Wall46'
Ground Clearance7.1"
Brakes, Wheels & Tires
Tires8.20x15in.
Weights & Capacities
Curb Weight4685 lbs.
Weight Distribution47% rear
Performance
0-60 mph10.4 seconds*
45-65 mph6.0 seconds*
Quarter Mile18.0 seconds*
30-40 mph on 9% grade4.4 seconds*
30-50 mph on 9% grade9.2 seconds*
30-60 mph on 9% grade15.0 seconds*
Maximum Speed on 9% grade71mph*
Economy
At 30mph23.7 mpg*
At 40mph21.7 mpg*
At 50mph19.8 mpg*
At 60mph17.9 mpg*
Consumer Reports Simulated Traffic Test11.7 mpg*
Oil Consumption (after break-in)900 miles/quart*
*=As tested by Consumer Reports

1959 Specifications

EngineV8
Engine Displacement390 cu. in.
ValvetrainOHV
Horsepower325 bhp @ 4800 rpm
Torque430 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Length225"
Wheelbase130"
Weight4,855 lbs.


Collectible Cards

Set#Name
Cadillac Collection401940 Series 62 - Custom
Cadillac Collection40A1940 Series 62
Cadillac Collection411941 Series 62
Cadillac Collection471947 Series 62
Cadillac Collection49A1949 Series 62 Sedanette
Cadillac Collection581958 Series 62
Cadillac Collection591959 Series 62
Cadillac Collection611961 Sixty-Two


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