Author Topic: 1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille  (Read 529 times)

Offline Dice

1960 Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« on: September 11, 2018, 11:46:06 AM »
Hi!
Just made a deal on my first Cadillac
Its a 1960 coupe but I'm unsure if its a DeVille or a 62
What are some of the things that will tell me?
the title just says coupe.
and all the trim is boxes that I have not gotten to dig thru yet.

« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 11:34:51 AM by Dice »

Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 01:12:42 PM »
On your cowl under the hood near driver window, you will see a data plate.
There will be a 4 digit body Code.
Tell us your code and someone can let you know.
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Offline Jon S

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 10:29:37 PM »
It should have a Coupe De Ville script on the lower rear quarters
Jon

Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 12:58:53 PM »
So the quarter panel emblem is the only difference? Its not different trim packages or better brakes or anything important?

Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 01:02:11 PM »
I have seen the difference on side and rear trim option on the Eldorado. is that the top of the line?  I would assume so... 62 the base model? Then the CCD in the middle and Eldorado at the top?

Offline Jon S

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 02:00:25 PM »
I have seen the difference on side and rear trim option on the Eldorado. is that the top of the line?  I would assume so... 62 the base model? Then the CCD in the middle and Eldorado at the top?

Correct. The CDV had a fancier interior (seats/door panels) that the Series 62. Also several options on the Series 62 were standard on the CDV.
Jon

Offline 57shark82

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 02:40:49 PM »

What does your data plate say?  Its located on the firewall. 
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Offline Dice

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 03:52:49 PM »
Not sure yet.
Car in in transit to me.. 

Offline JAG56Cad

Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 05:16:51 PM »
Not sure yet.
Car in in transit to me..

Here is a good place to get some good details on your Cadillac/year while you are waiting, there is also the additional built sheet, etc. that can be order for additional details on your specific car.   ;)

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits.html

Good luck..!
Jose Gomez
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Re: Series 62 vs Coupe DeVille
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 12:32:21 AM »
One easy way is to check the VIN.   

The first 2 numbers will be the year, and if the letter in the 3rd position is a G then its a series 62 if its a J then a Coupe DeVille. 

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