|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
|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.|