Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé, 1958 MY 62 Series 6237 G

The Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power through the rear wheels. The Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé is one of the 62 Series model family from Cadillac. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 6 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 310 bhp (314 PS/231 kW) of power at 4800 rpm, and maximum torque of 549 N·m (405 lb·ft/56 kgm) at 3100 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels compliments of a 4 speed automatic transmission.

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Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé, 1958 MY 62 Series 6237 G information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5634 mm
What size engine?
6 litre, 5973 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
314 PS / 310 bhp / 231 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
549 Nm / 405 ft.lb / 56 kgm @ 3100 rpm

Cadillac 62 Series models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 6382 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 5973 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5697 cm3 340 PS 335 bhp 250 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5697 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 2A 5697 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5116 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6370 cm3 304 PS 300 bhp 224 kW
1958 Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3289 mm 129.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1549 mm 61 inches
Length 5634 mm 221.8 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1478 mm 58.2 inches
Ground clearance 163 mm 6.4 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6 litre
5973 cc
(364.495 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 92.1 mm
4 × 3.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 314 PS (310 bhp) (231 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output 51.9 bhp/litre
0.85 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 549 Nm (405 ft·lb) (56 kgm)
at 3100 rpm
Specific torque 91.91 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.25:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1155 kPa (167.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 746.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front 8.00 x 15
Tyres rear 8.00 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 305 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.07
general
Carfolio.com ID512754
Production total
Model code 6237 G
Model family 62 Series
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1958 Cadillac 62 Convertible Coupé added 2017-03-16.
Last modified 2017-03-18.