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ENGINE: Eight-cylinder, 375-HP overhead 90 degrees V-type; bore 4.30, stroke 4.06, displacement 472 cu. in. Max. torque 525 ft.-lbs. Engine mounted in rubber at three points. Compression ratio 10.5 to 1.
PISTONS: Aluminium alloy, slipper-type cam, ground to reduce friction surfaces and permit nesting between crankshaft counterweights. One wide 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: Quadrajet four-barrel downdraft with equalized manifold; mechanical fuel pump; dry-type air filter; new automatic choke. Air injection reactor system to reduce hydrocarbons in exhaust.
LUBRICATION: Full-pressure. Full-flow oil filter standard.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: New 12-volt. 15-plate battery. High-capacity, 42-amp. generator (55 amp., air conditioned cars).
GASOLINE TANK CAPACITY: Approximately 26 gallons. Eldorado approximately 24 gallons.
TURBO HYDRA-MATIC: Fully automatic, improved torque converter type with fixed stator. Converter multiplies engine torque for increased driving thrust to drive wheels during acceleration in any gear (low, intermediate or high).
REAR AXLE: Hypoid. Differential housing offset to provide straight-line drive. Completely new, heavier and stronger rear axle and differential, redesigned for the unusually high torque of the new, 472 V-8 engine. Ratio is 2.94 to 1 (3.07 to 1 on Eldorado), 3.21 to 1 axle on Seventy-Five models. Available (except Eldorado) 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. (Torsion bar suspension on Eldorado.)
REAR SUSPENSION: Four-link drive. Rear springs are helical-coil-type. Rubber bushings for quieter, softer ride. (Single-leaf springs with two horizontal and two vertical shock absorbers on Eldorado.)
BRAKES: Cadillac power brakes with self-adjusting shoes; finned front and composite finned rear drums. Split hydraulic master cylinder provides for front and rear brakes. Power front disc brakes optional on all models.
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 with engine running.
STEERING: Cadillac variable ratio power steering is standard equipment (except Seventy-Five models). Energy absorbing steering column and padded steering wheel hub. Overall steering ratio of 16.6 to 1 (except 18.2 on Seventy-Five models and 16.3 on Eldorado) and 38.5 degrees turning angle provides fast response and short turning diameter.
FRAME: Perimeter frame is fully boxed in its entire length with hidden bulkheads for additional torsional rigidity. Eldorado has a frame especially designed for its front wheel drive and front and rear suspension systems.
TIRES: Low-pressure, 2-ply, 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. Black sidewalls are standard on all models. White sidewalls are optional.
CORNERING LIGHTS: On the side of front fenders, activated by directional signal lever when headlamp switch is on. They project a beam of light from the side of the car, thus illuminating roadside and road signs for convenience at night.
TREAD: Front and rear, 62.5". (Eldorado 63.5", front; 63", rear.).
WHEELBASE: 129.5" (Fleetwood Sixty Special and Brougham, 133"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 149.8"; Eldorado, 120".)
OVERALL LENGTH: 224.7" (Fleetwood Sixty Special and Brougham, 228.2"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 245.2"; Eldorado, 221".)
ADDITIONAL BODY COLORS not shown on cars illustrated include: Arctic Blue, Normandy Blue, Ivanhoe Green, Sudan Beige, Regent Maroon, Baroque Gold, San Mateo Red, Monterey Green Firemist, Rosewood Firemist and Madeira Plum Firemist.
NOTE: When leather is used in the DeVille and Fleetwood Series, richly textured vinyl is provided in certain areas.
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.

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table of contentsStandard Equipment Prices1967 Specifications 1969 Specifications