BF Auction: 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

Asking: $12,000Make Offer

Choosing the right project candidate can be challenging. The market is awash with muscle and pony cars, but finding something suitable for those with luxury leanings can be a seemingly endless battle. That situation could change courtesy of this 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special. This rock-solid classic runs and drives, receiving recent mechanical and interior TLC. The new owner could enjoy this Caddy immediately while planning their restoration pathway. It is set to find a new home, with the owner listing it exclusively with us at Barn Finds Auctions.

The automotive world was evolving rapidly during the early 1960s, but Cadillac continued pursuing styling that set it apart from the opposition. Cars like this Fleetwood didn’t feature the enormous fins of a few years earlier, but the public couldn’t fail to notice these classics. They loudly and proudly trumpeted to the world that the owner was successful and happy for the world to know it. The original owner ordered this Caddy in Olympic White, a classy and restrained color. The car appears to retain much of its original paint, and it looks surprisingly good if the winning bidder pursues the preservation path. However, the straight panels and lack of significant rust should make a cosmetic restoration straightforward and rewarding. There appear to be a couple of small developing rust spots in the passenger side rear door that are patchable, although that could be a trick of the light. I noted some minor holes in the lower leading edge of the hood, but those seem to be the only issues. The remaining lower extremities are clean, while the floors and frame are rock-solid. The trim would serve well in a driver-quality build, and there are no flaws in the tinted glass.

The Cadillac’s interior could be one of its highlights. The owner recently fitted new interior trim in the correct Black Carriage Cloth with White Leather. It looks spectacular, perfectly complementing the exterior paint shade. A new carpet set would provide the ideal finishing touch and would only lighten the buyer’s wallet by $280. The dash and pad are excellent, and the only other visible flaw is a crack in the wheel. Replacing it is unnecessary because restoration kits retail for under $50. Luxury cars deserve luxury appointments, and this Fleetwood delivers. It comes with air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a remote trunk release, the Autronic eye for headlamp control, an AM radio, and a power antenna. The owner indicates the A/C, cruise, and antenna aren’t operational. However, the remaining accessories work as they should.

The Fleetwood tips the scales at 4,890 lbs, requiring something special under the hood to provide excellent performance. Cadillac delivered its legendary 390ci V8 that sends 325hp and an impressive 430 ft/lbs of torque to the road via a four-speed automatic transmission. Most owners were unconcerned about outright performance, but the fact that this car could cover the ¼ mile in 17.5 seconds on its way to 124mph is impressive. The owner has recently spent a considerable sum ensuring the vehicle is in sound mechanical health. He replaced the tires, brakes, shock absorbers, battery, exhaust system, and other components to provide a reliable and enjoyable ownership experience. It runs and drives well and should be considered a turnkey proposition.

Purchasing a project candidate that provides immediate motoring enjoyment is attractive, and that is the opportunity awaiting the new owner of this 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special. It will transport its occupants in splendid isolation, allowing them to watch the outside world pass them by with its usual haste. It would be an ideal choice for an enthusiast with a family because its back seat provides legroom for the tallest teenager. If a luxury car has been on your radar, submitting a bid could transform a dream into reality.

Bid On This Vehicle

High Bid: $5,000 (Reserve Not Met)
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Ended: Sep 21, 2023 10:00am MDT
High Bidder: D.Proctor
  • D.Proctor bid $5,000.00  2023-09-17 11:22:48
  • Steve Welborn bid $4,600.00  2023-09-14 14:38:23
  • Bcbound1 bid $4,500.00  2023-09-14 10:37:45
  • JBFjr bid $1,600.00  2023-09-14 02:25:29
  • Mr. Hill bid $1,500.00  2023-09-13 22:00:24
  • JOSE bid $1,250.00  2023-09-13 21:29:19
  • Air-cooled bid $960.00  2023-09-13 18:37:21
  • Louie bid $850.00  2023-09-13 13:59:23
  • dosperros bid $750.00  2023-09-13 13:36:37
  • Louie bid $250.00  2023-09-13 10:32:29


  1. jimjim

    Nice. Is the tape holding the back window in?

    Like 8
    • David R Member

      The window is secure. The tape is just there due to the original white molding missing.

      Like 3
  2. Dom

    Did this car belong to Elvis?

    Like 2
    • Robert

      Sure looks like one of his rides eh? Nah, there would be a few more zeros in the bid… Sweet sled, I always dug the tail fins, and these things ride like clouds. But good Lord I’d hate to have to feed it!

      Like 7
  3. Car Nut Tacoma

    Lovely looking car. 1962 has always been my favourite year for Cadillac, along with 1964. This looks like a good resto project.

    Like 7
  4. Gary Merritt

    Autronic Eye was replaced with Guidematic in, if I am not mistaken, 1960.

    Like 3
  5. Gary

    8 power windows make the driver’s door look like a keyboard!

    Like 4
  6. Tim961

    My Dad had a Black one. Even the rear no-draft windows were electric!

    Like 8
  7. William Milot

    Looks like Wilford Brimley’s in the movie Cocoon, actually this ones “Identical” right down to the year, series, and even the color as the one used in both Cocoon movies! They were Beautiful cars and road & handled as good as they looked! Surprisingly easy on fuel too, they got around 15 mpg in the city and 19 on the hwy if they were properly tuned and you run the highest octane you can find. People forget these cars were built back in a day when 99 octane fuel was only $0.19 cents a gallon and that was the “Minimum Octane” for these cars! People buy them and put 87 octane in them and complain about mileage & performance, imagine trying to get away with putting 75 octane in your newer car and see if the knock sensors even let it start lol. Pump 93 octane in it and it’ll run fine, but if you mix the 93 octane 50/50 with Racing gas 110 octane it’ll run great!

    Like 6

    My first project was a ’63 version of this Fleetwood in dark blue. I bought it in 1973 for $190. My dad had given me $200 and a full toolbox for my birthday that year. I wanted the Fleetwood more than anything because of the eight power windows, which all worked. I drove it four years and worked on it the entire time, but it was a great introduction to car restoration. I never got better than 10 mpg, and that included the quart of oil it burned every thirty miles.

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  9. Doug Clough

    Remember those tail fins well, when I was a kid a friend’s dad had one of these, we were chasing each other around and I hit my bicep on the tailfin had a popeye muscle for a week.

    Like 1
  10. Woody

    Oh the memories! I had a black one of these when I was 21, I’m 72 now . I don’t remember the circumstances behind me acquiring the car but I do recall having a blast in it ! I drove it for several years and found it to be a very reliable ride unfortunately the dreaded metal worms took hold and the sheet metal began to disappear rapidly as I lived in the Canadian snow belt area where the road salt was layer down profusely. This rock solid offering will make some lucky owner a great cruiser.

    Like 1

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