table of contents1966 Cadillac SpecificationsStandard Equipment Prices1965 Specifications 1967 Specifications

ENGINE: Eight-cylinder, 340 HP*, overhead, 90 degrees V-type; bore 4.13", stroke 4.0"; displacement 429 cu. in. Max. torque 480 ft.-lbs. Engine mounted in rubber at three points.
PISTONS: Aluminium alloy, slipper type to reduce friction surfaces and permit nesting between crankshaft counterweights. Two compression rings, one new wider oil ring with expander; top compression ring molybdenum-filled to minimize wear on cylinder walls. Contoured piston head increases turbulence for fast, complete burning of fuel-air mixture.
CARBURETOR: Four-barrel downdraft with equalized manifold; mechanical fuel pump; dry-type air filter; automatic choke.
LUBRICATION: Full-pressure. Full-flow oil filter standard.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: New 12-volt. 13-plate battery. High-capacity, 42 amp. generator (55 amp. air cond. cars).
GASOLINE TANK CAPACITY: Approximately 26 gallons.
TURBO HYDRA-MATIC: Fully automatic, torque converter type with variable stator (except Seventy-Five). Converter multiplies engine torque for increased driving thrust at rear wheels during acceleration in any gear (low, intermediate or high).
REAR AXLE: Hypoid. Differential housing offset to provide straight-line drive. Ratio is 2.94 with a 3.21 axle available. The 3.21 axle is standard on on all airconditioned models and the Seventy-Five models. Available is the controlled differential which directs power to the rear wheel having better traction.
FRONT SUSPENSION: Spherical joint with Cadillac independent, helical-coil-type springs. Rubber mounted strut rods and rubber bushings absorb impacts and isolate road noise.
REAR SUSPENSION: Four-link drive. Rear springs are helical-coil-type. Rubber bushings for quieter, softer ride.
BRAKES: Cadillac Power Brakes with self-adjusting shoes; finned front and rear drums. Split hydraulic master cylinder provides independent piston and fluid reservoir for front and rear brakes.
PARKING BRAKE: Serves as true auxiliary brake... will not lock in position with engine running and car in gear... can be operated as a foot emergency brake while car is in motion. Automatically releases when transmission is in any drive range.
STEERING: Cadillac Variable Ratio Power Steering standard equipment. Over-all steering ratio of 16.7 to 1 (except 18.2 on Seventy-Five models) and 38.5 degrees turning angle for fast response and short turning diameter.
FRAME: Perimeter frame is fully boxed in its entire length with hidden bulkheads for additional torsional rigidity.
TIRES: Low-pressure, 2-ply (4-ply rating) tubeless, size 9.00 x 15 on all models except the Fleetwood Seventy-Five, on which the size is 8.20 x 15, 4-ply (8-ply rating). Black sidewalls are standard on all models except the Eldorado on which white sidewalls are standard. White sidewalls may be selected on all other models.
CORNERING LIGHTS: (Standard equipment) On the side of front fenders, activated by directional signal lever when headlamp switch is on. Project a beam of light from the side of the car, thus illuminating road-side and road signs for extra convenience at night.
TREAD: Front and rear, 62.5".
WHEELBASE: 129.5" (Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan and Brougham, 133"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 149.75").
OVER-ALL LENGTHS: 224" (Fleetwood Sixty Special and Brougham, 227.5"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 244.5").
Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice, in prices, colors, materials, equipment, specifications and models, and also to discontinue models.
Litho in U.S.A.
* Released for export territories only where sufficiently high octane fuel is available.
Engine compression ratios in export are governed by fuel octane ratings available in individual territories and may be lower than those used domestically. Items of optional equipment are not always available in export.

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