1963 Cadillac Fleetwood - Rebuilt Engine - Fully Optioned - Recent Paint/Top

1963 Cadillac Fleetwood

Technical specifications of Cadillac Fleetwood 1963

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Make: Cadillac
Model: Fleetwood
Type: Sedan
Year: 1963
Mileage: 123800
VIN: 163M065573
Color: Turquoise
Engine size: 390CC
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats, Cruise Control, Power Locks
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: White/Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description


Turino Turquoise with White Padded Top and Black & White Interior

Current Mileage: 123,797

Engine rebuilt in 2007 with only 5,700 miles on it since rebuilt. New paint and vinyl top in 2013. Ordered with nearly every factory option available in 1963. First year that rare padded roof was made available. Clean title, car originated in NJ and never left the state. Original NJ registration cards from almost all years from initial registration to mid-80’s included, as is a copy of the original title.

All repairs and restoration under current owner is documented with receipts. Rented/appeared in an episode of A Crime to Remember television show, and articles on this car were featured in a pair of issues of The Self-Starter, the international magazine of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. More photos available upon request if you send me your email address, but as this is a vintage car and all sales are final, I strongly suggest investigating the car in person before bidding.

·Engine: Runs strong with no issues. Engine rebuilt in 2007 with only 5,700 miles on it since rebuild. Carb, power steering pump, exhaust manifolds, alternator, cooling systems, electrical system, all rebuilt and/or well maintained and working well. Splash aprons and hood insulation replaced.

·Lights: Headlights and taillights work fine.Headlight switch works fine. Turn signals worked fine until late last year;electrical seems good but they do not stay engaged from the turn signal lever. Feels like the turn signal switch may have shifted position. Cornering lights work fine when they can be engaged. Reverse lights do not work.

·Transmission: Works well with no issues. Shifts fine, fluid/filter properly maintained.Slight leak from dipstick if overfilled.

·Dash: Speedometer, odometer and temperature gauge work fine. Gas gauge works but needs adjustment. All warning/trouble/trunk open lights work. Clock works intermittently.

·Brakes/Wheels/Tires: No issues. Tires in good shape. Booster works fine, no leaks or worn brake cylinders. All brake shoes adjusted.

·Exhaust: No issues. Exhaust manifold gaskets replaced. No leaks or rattles from muffler, resonator, or pipes.

·Suspension: No issues. Front shocks were changed recently, rear are fine (but new shocks were purchased and are included in auction). Lube performed at each oil change. Floats like a Cadillac!

·Trunk: No issues. Most of the trunk lining and all the weatherstripping was changed out in 2015.

·Exterior: Repainted in correct Turino Turquoise in 2013. Only minor imperfections in my opinion, the notable one being a couple of smallchips on the rear driver’s quarter panel. New vinyl top also installed in 2013. One corner of windshield trim sticks up just a little bit. Most chrome in great shape,including lower bumper ends. Some of the front bumper is stained a bit and tiny dent in rear bumper, otherwise no notable issues with chrome or trim.

·Interior: White leather seats in very presentable condition. One rip at driver’s side seat,one button cover missing on passenger's seat, some fading from sunlight on the very top of the rear seat back. Otherwise normal wear fororiginal leather. All door panels in very good shape. Carpet,headliner, floor mats, dash pad, and all Narra Wood panel inserts in excellent shape. Window weatherstripping is worn. Window chrome in fine/excellent shape.

Glass: All in great shape. The windshield was replaced with correct A/C tint glass by previous owner. No chips or scratches.


·Heater/Defroster: Works fine. Switch, heater core, and all blower speeds work without incident.

·A/C: Does not work.

·Power Windows: All four work strong and fine.

·Power Vent Windows: All four work strong and fine. Front motor gears were recently replaced.

·Six-Way Power Seat: Does not currently adjust.Appears that dried grease in the tracks may be restricting movement.

·Seatbelts (front/rear): Present and working fine.

·Tilt Steering: Works fine.

·Power Locks: Work intermittently. There’s at least one break in vacuum lines that power it.

·Power Steering: Works fine.

·Vanity Mirror: Works fine.

·Horn: Works fine.

·Power (Vacuum) Emergency Brake Release: Works fine.

·Cruise Control: Does not engage. Pushback at gas pedal (as designed) can be felt when set speed is reached, but unit will not engage at preset speed.

·Power (Vacuum) Trunk Release Switch (in glove compartment): Works fine. Pops trunk and light on dashboard illuminates when trunk lid is open.

·Power (Vacuum) Pull-Down: Works fine. Engages when lid is closed and pulls it into locked position.

·Windshield Wipers: Works fine. Motor, switch,and linkage all respond without issues. Takes a little time for wipers to“park” when shut off.

·Windshield Washer: Does not work.

·Headlight Switch: Works fine. No issues turning on headlights, high beams, or interior lights. All interior lights work.

·Guide-Matic Headlight High Beam Adjuster: All components present but does not work.

·Radio: AM with WonderBar. Works fine but needs cleaning (has crackle when adjusting). Front and rear speakers work fine.

·Power Radio Antenna: Works fine.Extends/retracts from radio switch.

Spare Parts: New set of spark plugs, fuel filter, and rear shocks included.

·65,573rd out of 163,174 Cadillacs produced in1963 - 8,212nd Fleetwood out of 14,000 produced in 1963

·Build date – Third week of January, 1963 - TurinoTurquoise/White Padded Roof/White Leather Interior

·Factory Base Price: $6,366 –Price as Equipped: $7,774(In 1963, the average U.S. income was $5,807, anew home averaged $12,650, a new car averaged $3,233, and gas cost 29 cents agallon.)

·Seating: 6 - Weight: 4,870 lbs./5,020 lbs. w/AC

·Production Total: 14,000 Wheelbase: 129.5” Overall Length: 223”

·Tires: 8.20 x 15 Bias Ply (235/75R15 RadialEquivalent)

·Engine: 390cc Overhead Valve V-8/Carter AFBCarburetor

·Four-Speed Jetaway Hydra-Matic AutomaticTransmission


·01C - Build Date (Third Week of January, 1963)

·Style 63-6039

·Year, Series, Style (1963 Series 60 Fleetwood)

·Body FW 8312 - Production Sequence (Fleetwood Plant, 8,212nd Fleetwood)

·Trim 70 Trim Material and Color (Leather White)

·Paint 29-61 Paint Color (Turino Turquoise Metallic A-1527/White Cross-Grain Padded Roof)

·Top 61 Top Material and Color (Coated Fabric White)

ACC. - EYSMKV - Factory Installed Accessories:

·E = Soft Ray Glass

·Y = Power Six-Way Front Bench Seat

·S = Remote Trunk Lock

·M = Power Door Locks

·K = Air Conditioning

·V = Front and Rear Seat Belts

Standard Series 6200 Features:

Hydra-Matic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes(self-adjusting), Power Antenna, Dual Backup Lamps, Cornering Lights,Windshield Washers, Dual-Speed Wipers, Wheel Discs, Remote-Controlled Outside Mirror, Push Button AM Radio, Oil Filter, Vanity Mirror, Heater, Defroster

Standard Features on Fleetwood:

Power Ventipanes (vent windows, all four), Narra Wood Grain Trim Panels, Three-Position Rear View Mirror

Optional Equipment (with original factory cost of option in parenthesis):

Six-Way Power Seat ($85), Power Door Locks ($70), Power Trunk Latch with Remote Release ($53), Guide-Matic Headlight Control ($45),Cruise Control ($97), Air Conditioning ($474, Leather Upholstery ($134),Signal-Seeking Wonderbar AM Radio with Front and Rear Speakers ($165), Door Guards ($7), E-Z Eye Glass ($52), Padded Roof ($134), Adjustable Steering Wheel($48), Front Seat Belts ($22), Rear Seat Belts ($22)

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