1953 Cadillac Series 60

Cadillac's mid-priced vehicle line, the Series 60 was first introduced in 1936 before being replaced by the Series 61 in 1940. The offshoot Sixty Special continued on through 1993. The brainchild of the new Cadillac manager, Nicholas Dreystadt, the Series 60 filled a large price gap between the Series 70/Fleetwood and the LaSalle. Sharing the same B body with the cars from Buick, Oldsmobile and LaSalle, the Series 60 rode on a 121 inch wheelbase.

The 60 Series used on a Monobloc V8 engine that was 322 in³ (5.3 L) engine and produced 125 hp (93 kW), barely 10 less than the larger Cadillac's. The outside of the Series 60 featured a new Harley Earl designed look with a split v-shaped windshield and a tall, slender grille.

The only Series 60 body style in 1952 was the Series 60 Special Fleetwood 4 door sedan. The Fleetwood featured eight vertical chrome 'vent' bars that were ahead of the rear wheel.

The Series 60 very quickly jumped into the role of Cadillac's best-selling model, making up more than half of all Caddy's sold in the first year of its production.

By Jessica Donaldson

Related Reading : Cadillac 60 / Sixty History

The designation Sixty Special has denoted a specific model since 1938. At first the name was saved for Cadillacs lowest price range but eventually the Sixty Special name would be reserved for Cadillacs most luxurious automobiles. 1941 was the final year of Bill Mitchells original Sixty Special design and a brand new 1942 model was in the cards. Nearly 17,900 Sixty Specials were produced from 1938....
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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)121,778
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)146,841
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)140,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)140,777
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)90,259
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)110,340
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)103,857
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)92,554
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)52,706

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