Cadillac Sixty Special Seventh Generation
|Assembly||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door hardtop|
|Related||Cadillac Eldorado Cadillac De Ville Cadillac Series 62 Buick Electra Oldsmobile 98|
|Engine||390 cu in (6.4 L) OHV V8|
|Transmission||4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic|
|Wheelbase||130.0 in (3,302 mm)|
|Length||225.0 in (5,715 mm)|
|Width||1959: 81.1 in (2,060 mm) 1960: 79.9 in (2,029 mm)|
|Height||56.2 in (1,427 mm)|
|Curb weight||5,100 lb (2,300 kg)|
1960 saw new (shorter) rear fins, and a cleaner side-trim design,as well as a rear "grille" design shared with Eldorado. The Sixty Special was also distinguished by a new front fender-mounted cloisonne "Sixty Special" emblem. Wheelbase remained 130 in (3,300 mm), and the $6,233 price was the same as the 1959.
New for 1960 was a standard vinyl roof covering, and the small chrome "louvers" returned (first seen in 1942, last seen in 1956) mounted on the rear fenders, just ahead of the tail lights. Power steering and brakes were standard.
1959 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special in Roadhouse 66. Film from 1984