1963 Cadillac Series 62 DeVille 6300

Cadillac used the deVille moniker for the first time on a prestige variant of the 1949 Series 62 range. Between 1958 and 2005, the de Ville was its own model, with the definitive version arguably being from 1959. It had Harley Earl's jet plane inspired design features which included the sharp tail fins, bullet-shaped rear light clusters, a unique roof supported by ultra slim-line pillars, and a jewel-patterned radiator grill. The Coupe de Ville and its Sedan de Ville siblings, known as the Series 6300, rested on a tubular X-frame chassis and equipped with a coil-sprung suspension, self-adjusting brakes, and power assisted steering. Cadillac sold over 53,000 de Villes in 1959 which accounted for 37 percent of the manufacturer's entire production for that year.

Cadillac introduced all-new styling for 1963, abandoning the previous beveled and highly sculptured look for a cleaner, crisper appearance. The public responded by nearly giving Cadillac their first 200,000 calendar year sales. The design included a new front bumper and grille, more integrated taillight housing within the slim line fin, many flat surfaces, and a near vertical front and rear end treatment. The Series 62 Deville Series included a 4- and 6-window sedan, a coupe DeVille, and a Park Avenue Sedan. The styling revisions were similar to the Series 62, but distinguished with DeVille signature script located above the lower beltline molding. They were well equipped with the features found on the Series 62, plus power windows and two-way power seats. The overhead valve V8 engine displaced 390 cubic-inches and was fitted with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor helping to deliver 325 horsepower. The engine was entirely changes, although the displacement and output remained the same.

The 4-window Sedan was popular with 30,579 examples sold. The Park Avenue Sedan found just 1,575 buyers.

Cadillac offered a total of 143 options and in the process, set an all-time record for interior appointment choices. Buyers could select bucket seats with wool, leather or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on doors, seatbacks, and dash.


by Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2019

Related Reading : Cadillac DeVille History

The Cadillac DeVille was a luxury car produced by Cadillac after the Fleetwood name was dropped by Cadillac. Production began in the post-war era, in 1949. It was produced for many years, ending in 2005 when it was replaced by the DTS. The acronym DTS represented DeVille Touring Sedan. The name for the DeVille was derived from its body styling, with DeVille meaning town in French. The DeVille....
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A name used on a variety of Cadillacs luxury car models the DeVille became the largest Cadillac sedan and was eventually replaced by DTS for the 06 model year. The nomenclature DeVille stands for of the city or town in the French language and comes from its town body which showcased an enclosed passenger compartment and an open chauffeurs compartment. Lincoln used the term Town Car in 1922....
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1963 Vehicle Profiles

1963 Cadillac Series 62 DeVille 6300 vehicle information

Park Avenue Sedan

The Park Avenue, produced only in 1961 through 1963, was the rare short-rear-deck version of the DeVille sedan. Built in response to complaints that the ever growing Cadillac of the late 1950s were having trouble fitting in space constrained New York....[continue reading]

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1963 Series 62 DeVille 6300
$5,630-$22,503,030
1963 Cadillac Series 62 DeVille 6300 Price Range: $4,590 - $5,630

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)230,003
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)200,000
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)196,685
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)182,435
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)165,909
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)163,174
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)160,840
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)138,379
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)142,184
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)121,778
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)121,778

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