Cadillac Eldorado Sixth generation
1963 to 1964
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
390 cu in (6.4 L) OHV V8
1963: 4-speed Hydra-Matic
129.5 in (3,289 mm)
1963: 223.0 in (5,664 mm)
1963: 79.7 in (2,024 mm)
4,800–5,000 lb (2,200–2,300 kg)
The Cadillac Eldorado Sixth generation was a 2-door convertible built for two years in the 1960s, from 1963 to 1964.
The Eldorado's price was for 1963 $ 6,069,in the first half of the 1960s were around $ 1500 each over the base convertibles and $ 1000 over the DeVille Convertibles, with the latter being offered only from 1965 onwards. The 1963 Eldorado was also the first Fleetwood bodied convertible since the Cadillac Series 75 stopped offering four and two-door convertible body styles The Eldorado cabriolets of the 1960s were like their predecessors from the previous decade rare vehicles. The annual production was regularly in the lower four-digit range. From 1959 to 1964, just a little more than 1000 vehicles were produced each year.
The Eldorado Biarritz acquired the Fleetwood wreath and crest on its rear quarters in 1963, joining the Cadillac Sixty Special and the Cadillac Series 75 as the only Cadillac cars with Fleetwood bodywork. The entirely new body gave off a bolder, more angular appearance. In comparison to 1962, the front fenders protruded 4.625 inches more forward, while the tailfins were shrunk to create a lower profile and smoother, flatter sides.
The most interior appointment options ever were 143, which included bucket seats with wool, leather, or nylon upholstery materials and wood veneer facings on the dash, doors, and seatbacks. The engine was completely redesigned, but the output and displacement stayed the same at 390 cubic inches (6.4 litres) and 325 horsepower (242).Distributin of weight: 49% front axle, and 51% to the rear axle.
PERFORMANCE: 390 cu in.FUEL CONSUMPTION: 11.3 m/imp gal, 9.4 m US gal, 25 1 x 100 km.MAX SPEED: 121.1 mph, 195 km h
max power (SAE): 325 hp at 4800 rpm,max torque (SAE): 430 1b ft, 59.3 kgm at 3100 rpm.
max speed in all gears:1st gear: 25 mph, 40 km/h; max speed in 2nd gear: 50 mph, 80 km/h; max speed in 3rd gear 71.4 mph, 115 km/h;
max speed in 4th gear: 121.1 mph, 195 km/h
By 1964 the Eldorado received a minor facelift for 1964. New angular grille that formed a V-shape a central body-coloured horizontal bar. The tailfins with a new design ,the rear wheel covers now removed.
Performance improvements including engine that was enlarged to 429 cu in (7 l), with 340 hp (253.5 kW) V8 engine. Along with Turbo-Hydromantic transmission. Comfort Control, a completely automatic heating and air conditioning system controlled by a dial thermostat on the instrument panel, was introduced.
Cadillac Eldorado 6th generation Technical details and specifications (1963-1964)
front, 4 stroke
cylinders: 8, Vee-slanted at 90°
bore and stroke: 4 x 3.88 in, 101.6 x 98.4 mm
engine capacity: 390 cu in, 6376.50 cu cm
compression ratio: 10.5 : I
cyiinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: cast iron
crankshaft bearings: 5
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, in line, with push rods and rockers, hydraulic tappets
camshaft: 1, at centre of Vee
lubrication: gear pump, full flow filter lubricating
carburation: Rochester or Carter downdraft 4-barrel carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system water
driving wheels: rear
gear box: Hydramatic automatic, hydraulic torque convertor and planetary gears with 4 ratios and reverse
gear box ratios: (I) 3.97, (II) 2.55, (III) 1.55, (IV) 1, (Rev) 3.74
gear Lever location: steering column
final drive: hypoid bevel ratio: 2.94 : 1.
X long members
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, trailing arms, coil springs, transverse linkage, telescopic dampers.
recirculating ball, servo
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.7.
drum, servo; braking surface: total 244.80 sq in, 1578.96 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 70 Ah
ignition distributor: Delco-Remy
headlights: 4 front and reversing.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
wheel base; 129.59 in, 3289 mm
front track: 61.03 in, 1549 mm
rear track: 61.03 in, 1549 mm
overall length: 223.16 in, 5664 mm
overall width: 79.70 in, 2024 mm
overall height: 55.10 in, 1399 mm
ground clearance: 5.40 in, 213 mm
dry weight: 4640 1b, 2105 kg
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Cadillac Eldorado 6th generation Service Guide (1963-1964)
fuel: petrol, 100-105 Oct
engine oil: 3.5 imp qt, 4.2 US qt, 4 1L, change every 6000 miles, 9600 km
gearbox oil: 8.8 imp qt, 10.6 US qt. 10 1
valve timing: (inlet) opens 39° before tdc and closes 105° after bdc, (exhaust) opens 85° before bdc and closes 59° after tdc
tyre pressure (medium load): front 24 psi, 1.7 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
fuel tank capacity: 21.65 imp gal, 25.98 US gal, 98.4 1.
cooling system capacity: 14.3 imp qt, 17.2 US qt, 16.3 1.
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