1953 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Fleetwood Sedan


1953 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Fleetwood Sedan

1953 Cadillac Series Sixty Special Fleetwood Sedan

The 1953 Sixty Special was the last year for the Fourth generation sedan and it was distinguished by it’s large front grill with integrated ‘dagmar bumperettes.’ Furthermore a broad chrome strip running around the bottom of the body distinguished this model year. Like all 4th Sixty Specials, the model was easily identified by its Fleetwood badges and eight louvers on the rear fender.

Under the skin, the body got a new 12 volt electrical system and a slight increase in power to 210 bhp. For $619.55 a Frigidaire air conditioning unit could be installed in the trunk. Other options included the Autronic Eye which automaticallt dimmed the front high beams and chrome wire wheels.

Called internally as model number 53-60 and bodystyle 6019Xalmost 20,000 of these Sedans were made with a factory price of $4,305.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atDetroit, Michigan, USA
production20000
price $$ 4,305
engineV8
block materialCast Iron
fuel feedCarter Carter WCFB four-barrel Model 2005S or Rochester 4GC four-barrel Model 7005100 Carburetor
displacement5424 cc / 331 in³
bore99.8 mm / 3.93 in
stroke92.1 mm / 3.625 in
compression8.25:1
power156.6 kw / 210 bhp @ 4150 rpm
specific output38.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight106.65 bhp per tonne
curb weight1969 kg / 4337 lbs
transmissionHydra-Matic Automatic