Cadillacs were restyled and re-engineered for 1961. The new grille slanted back towards both
the bumper and the hood lip along the horizontal plane and sat between quad headlamps. New
forward slanting front roof pillars with non-wraparound windshield glass was seen. The revised
backlight (rear window) treatment had crisp, angular lines with thin pillars on some models and
heavier, semi-blind-quarter roof posts on others. A new short-deck sedan was situated in the
6300 lineup, ostensibly created for rich dowagers with small parking stalls in their luxury
Standard equipment on base 6200 models included
dual backup lights
windshield washer and dual speed wipers
plain fender skirts
outside rear view mirror
Rubberized front and rear coil springs replaced the trouble prone air suspension system.
Wheelbases were decreased on most models. Four-barrel induction systems were now the sole
power choice and dual exhausts were no longer available. Series designation trim appeared on
the front fenders.
CADILLAC I.D. NUMBERS
Motor serial numbers took the same form used in 1960 with the first pair of symbols changed to "61" to
indicate model year.
Applicable codes were stamped in the same locations on the cars.
The alphabetical code "C" identified the new Series 6300 short-deck sedan.
4-door 4-window Sedan
4-door 6-window Sedan
2-door Hardtop Coupe
NOTE: All 6200 sedans were pillarless hardtop sedans.
SERIES 6200 ENGINE
V-8 - Overhead valves
Cast iron block.
Displacement: 390 cubic inches.
Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 3-8/8 inches.
Compression ratio: 10.5:1.
Brake horsepower: 325 @ 4800 rpm
Five main bearings.
Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetion: Rochester four-barrel Model 701930.
Deville Town Sedan
Air conditioning Series 62 or 63 ($474)
Autronic Eye ($46).
Cruise Control ($97).
Door guards on two-door ($4); on four-door ($7).
Electric door locks on two-door ($46); on four-door ($70)
E-Z-Eye Glass ($52).
Pair of fog lamps ($43)
Automatic heating system on Series 62 or 63 ($129)
License plate frame ($6)
Six-way power seat ($85-113)
Power windows ($85)
Power vent windows ($73)
Radio with rear speaker ($16); with remote control ($247)
Remote control trunk lock ($59)
Five white sideqall tire size 8.20 x 15 four-ply ($85 exchange)
Permanent anti-freeze -20° ($8); -40° ($9).
Accessory groups A and B included mostly the same features as 1960 at the combined total of individual
prices listed above.