: The History of Cadillac



sven914
04-04-11, 11:26 PM
Some time ago, I set for myself the task of cataloging the Cadillac Motor Car Company. This is the fruit of my labor.

1902:

The first Cadillac was completed on October 17, 1902.

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Runabout

1903:

In 1903, Cadillac offered 2 models; the Runabout and the Tonneau, which was a runabout with an extra, removable seat in place of the storage compartment. 1903 models were designated "Model A".

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Runabout

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Tonneau

1904:

1904 Cadillacs were designated "Model B" and were offered in Runabout, Touring Car, and Delivery body styles

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Runabout

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Touring Car- was similar to the earlier Tonneau, but the rear seats were not removable. This model was also available with a Surrey top

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Delivery

1905:

Cadillac for 1905 offered cars in four separate body lines; Models C, D, E, and F

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Model C Runabout

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Model C Touring

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Model D Touring with Surrey top

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Model E Runabout

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Model F Touring- There was a Delivery style offered on this platform

sven914
04-04-11, 11:26 PM
1906:

For 1906, Cadillac offered the H, K, L, and M models

Model H:

Was offered in Runabout (not pictured), Coupe, and Touring and sat on a 102in wheel base

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Coupe

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Touring

Model L:

Was offered in Touring and Limousine (not pictured, but similar to the 1907 H limo) models and sat on the same wheelbase as the Model H

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Touring Car

Model K:

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Runabout

Model M:

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Delivery

1907:

Cadillac models were designated G, H, K, and M. 1907 Cadillacs featured four Cylinder engines in some models.

Model G:

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Runabout

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Touring

Model H:

“H” Body cars were the higher end, limousine like production models. There was also a Runabout produced on this platform

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Limousine

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Touring

Model K:

Single cylinder engine; basically the entry level Cadillac.

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Runabout

Model M:

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Coupe

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Touring

sven914
04-04-11, 11:27 PM
1908:
Model designations were G, H, M, S, and T. The model H (not pictured was virtually unchanged, except some of the styling became similar to the Model G line, and the Coupe body was moved to the Model T platform.

Model G:

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Touring and Roadster

Model S:

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Straight-line Runabout

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Victoria Runabout

Model T:

There was also a Victoria Coupe (similar to the 1907 Model M Coupe)

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Victoria Touring

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Limousine

1909:

Cadillac slimmed their line down to one model, which was based off the 1908 Model G platform. This new model was designated the Model 30 and came standard with a 4-cylinder, 25 hp engine.

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Model 30 Demi-Tonneau

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Model 30 Roadster

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Model 30 Touring

1910:

Some slight cosmetic changes and a Limousine (built by Fisher body) was added.

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Model 30 Demi-Tonneau

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Model 30 Roadster

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Model 30 Touring

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Model 30 Limousine

sven914
04-04-11, 11:28 PM
1911:

Bodies were slightly updated. A Coupe (built by Fisher) and a Torpedo body style was added to the line. The Limousine was offered, but isn't pictured

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Model 30 Coupe

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Model 30 Demi-Tonneau

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Model 30 Torpedo (Notice the lack of windscreen)

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Model 30 Touring

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Model 30 Roadster

1912:

The Demi-Tonneau was replaced by the Phaeton.

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Model 30 Coupe

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Model 30 Phaeton

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Model 30 Roadster

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Model 30 Torpedo

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Model 30 Touring Car

sven914
04-04-11, 11:28 PM
1913:

The same models were offered with minimal change to body style.

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Model 30 Coupe

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Model 30 Roadster

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Mode 30 Phaeton

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Model 30 Torpedo

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Model 30 Touring-this was available in 5 and 6 passenger styles

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Model 30 Limousine

1914:

1914 bodies were restyled and the torpedo was dropped from production. A new five passenger, "Inside-drive" limousine was offered.

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Model 30 Landaulet Coupe

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Model 30 Roadster

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Model 30 Phaeton

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Model 30 Touring car-available in 5 and 7 passenger styles

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Model 30 Inside Drive Limousine

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Model 30 Standard Limousine-7 passenger

sven914
04-04-11, 11:29 PM
1915:

Designated "Type 51" for a newly introduces V-8 engine standard on all models. Body styling remained the same, but Cadillac offered 8 different models, most of which are not pictured, but are similar in appearance to models from 1914 and 1916. New to the lineup was the Salon (see 1916), The sedan for 5 passengers, the Berline Limousine, and Imperial sedan. The Phaeton was not offered for this year.

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Type 51 Landaulet Coupe

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Type 51 Touring car

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Type 51 Sedan- The imperial sedan would have looked similar, if not identical to this

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Type 51 Limousine - This would have been similar to the Berline Limousine

1916:

Designated Type 53. The bodies were updated and some commercial type vehicles (Ambulances, Hearses, Police/Fire vehicles) were added to the line. Two new body styles were the Victoria Convertible coupe and the Brougham sedan.

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Type 53 Victoria Coupe- This body is very similar to the standard coupe, also offered in 1916

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Type 53 Salon- the 1915 version was a similar shape, but only had the rear doors (the driver and front passenger would have to crawl between the front seats)

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Type 53 Touring

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Type 53 Brougham

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Type 53 Town Car- this is one of those rare special productions

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Type 53 Limousine

1917:

Designated Type 55. The Phaeton body style returned to production. The Roadster was offered in two styles; Club roadster for 4 passengers and Roadster for 2 passengers. A new Landaulet body style was offered

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Type 55 ClubRoadster

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Type 55 Landaulet-note that this different from the Coupe and Victoria bodies

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Type 55 Touring

sven914
04-04-11, 11:29 PM
1918-9:

Designated Type 57. The Club Roadster was dropped from production. The Victoria and Coupe became the same model. Cadillac offered a Town Limousine and a Limousine. They also offered an Imperial Sedan and a Suburban sedan. The Brougham was not offered after 1918; a sedan was added in its place.

The 1918 and 1919 bodies were nearly identical

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Type 57 Roadster (1919)

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Type 57 Victoria coupe

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Type 57 Brougham

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Type 57 Phaeton

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Type 57 Touring Car

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Type 57 Standard Limousine (left)/ Type 57 Town Limousine (right)

1920-1:

Designated Type 59. The Town Limousine was renamed "Town Brougham."

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Type 59 Phaeton

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Type 59 Touring Car

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Type 57 Victoria

sven914
04-04-11, 11:30 PM
1922-3:

Designated Type 61. No real change in the line up except the Victoria was available in 2 and 5 passenger bodies and a Landau Sedan was offered.

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Type 61 Roadster

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Type 61 Touring

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Type 61 Sedan

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Type 61 Suburban

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Type 61 Victoria Coupe (1923)

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Type 61 Landau Sedan

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Type 61 Limousine

1924-5:

Designated V-63 or Type 63. No new models introduced to the line in 1924. In 1925 the Suburban was dropped form production and the Coach was put in its place. A Coupe for two passengers was offered for '25.

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V-63 Coupe for 2 passengers(1925)

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V-63 Victoria

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V-63 Sedan for 5 passengers

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V-63 Landau Sedan

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V-63 Coach(1925)

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V-63 Touring

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V-63 Phaeton

sven914
04-04-11, 11:30 PM
1926-7:

Designated Model 341 for the displacement of the V-8 engine standard on all models. The Brougham and the Suburban returned to the line and the Coach was dropped.

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Model 341 Coupe for two passengers

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Model 341 Victoria(1927)

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Model 341 Sedan for 7 passengers

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Model 341 Brougham

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Model 341 Touring

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Model 341 Phaeton(1927)

1928:

Designated Model 341a. Fleetwood Body company began building low production special editions of many Cadillac Limousine and Sedan models. Cadillac's standard body line was built by Fisher.

Some new models to the (Fisher) standard line were a Convertible Coupe, Sport Phaeton, Town Sedan, and Imperial Cabriolet. Again the Brougham and Suburban were dropped from production.

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Model 341a Roadster

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Model 341a Phaeton

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Madel 341a Convertible Coupe

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Model 341a Coupe

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Model 341a Sedan

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Model 341a Town Sedan

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Just a sample of the 25 body styles Fleetwood offered

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Model 341a Fleetwood Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:31 PM
1929:

Designated 341b. Fisher and Fleetwood made many of the same models as the previous year.

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Model 341b Phaeton

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Model 341b Roadster

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Model 341b Convertible Coupe

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Model 341b Sedan

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Model 341b Town Sedan

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Model 341b Fleetwood Town Cabriolet

sven914
04-04-11, 11:32 PM
1930:

Cadillac introduced and entire new line of engines for 1930. They redesigned their V-8 to displace 353 cubic inches. Cadillac also introduced a 370 V-12 and 452 V-16. They reorganized their model lineup into three categories; the Model 353, 370, and 452 (aka the Sixteen).

Both Fisher and Fleetwood made bodies for each engine platform and on some model duplicated each other. Most Fleetwood bodies, however, were designed for the Sixteen and were produced in extremely low numbers (less than 100 for most). All Body by Fisher car had interiors by Fleetwood.

Also note that most bodies were built on all three platforms.

Model 353:

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Convertible Coupe-Built by Fisher

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Coupe for 5 passenger-Fisher

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Sedan for 5 passengers-Built by Fleetwood

Model 370:

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Coupe for 2 passengers-Fisher

Sixteen:

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Convertible Coupe-Fisher

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Coupe for 2 Passengers-Fisher

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Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood

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All Weather Phaeton-Fleetwood

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Roadster-Fleetwood

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Sedan-Fleetwood

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Transformable Town Cabriolet-Fleetwood

sven914
04-04-11, 11:32 PM
1931:

Nothing in the actual line up changed. The Model 353 was redesigned the 355 and the Model 370 was dubbed the Model 370A.

Model 355:

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Convertible Coupe-Fisher

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Coupe for 2 passengers-Fisher

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Sedan for 5 passengers-Fisher

Model 370A:

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Coupe for 5 passengers-Fisher

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Roadster-Fleetwood

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Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood

Sixteen:

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Sedan for 7 passenger Fisher

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Imperial Sedan-Fleetwood

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All Weather Phaeton-Fleetwood

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Town Cabriolet-Fleetwood

sven914
04-04-11, 11:33 PM
1932:

All models were assigned the letter B and were offered with two wheel base options per Model number. The Model 355B and 370B both had the option of either a 134in or a 140in wheel base, while the 453B had the option of 143in or a 149in wheel base.

There was a heavy reduction in the number of offerings made by Fleetwood, and their body designs more standardized with higher production numbers. Both Fisher and Fleetwood still made bodes for all available engines.

Model 355B:

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Convertible Coupe-Fisher

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Coupe for 5 passengers-Fisher

Model 370B:

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Imperial Sedan-Fisher

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Phaeton-Fisher *NOTE: Fleetwood no longer made this body style

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Sedan for 5 passengers-Fisher

Model 452B:

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Phaeton-Fisher

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Madam X Sedan-Fleetwood introduced this style in 1930; note the slanted A-pillar

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Roadster-Fleetwood

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Town Coupe-Fleetwood (this was new for 1932)

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Sedan for 5 passengers-Fleetwood

sven914
04-04-11, 11:33 PM
1933:

All models were assigned the letter C. There was little or no change in the lineup. The Roadster was dropped from production.

Model 355C:

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Coupe for five passengers-Fisher

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Town Sedan-Fisher

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Sedan for 5 passengers-Fleetwood

Model 370C:

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Phaeton-Fisher

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Sedan for 7 passengers-Fleetwood

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Town Coupe-Fleetwood

Model 452C:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004195_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe-Fleetwood *NOTE: Fisher did not build a Convertible coupe for 1933

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004197_large.jpg

Limousine-Fleetwood

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004196_large.jpg

Phaeton-Fisher

sven914
04-04-11, 11:34 PM
1934:

Cadillac reorganized their vehicle lineup, categorizing their vehicles by both engine and chassis. Models were also reclassified with the letter D. Most models were not described as either being Fleetwood or Fisher bodies, but Fleetwood built the majority vehicle bodies. The Phaeton was renamed the Convertible Sedan.

The Model 355D was available on three platforms; the Series 10, 20, and 30, which ranged form 128 inches to 146 inches. The Model 370D was on the series 40, 146 inch, platform. And the 452D sat on a 154 in wheel base, designate the Series 60.

Like before, most body styles were available on multiple platforms.

Series 10:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004199_large.jpg

Model 355D Coupe

Series 20:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004198_large.jpg

Model 355D Sedan for 5 passengers

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004200_large.jpg

Model 355D Convertible Coupe

Series 30:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004201_large.jpg

Model 355D Town Sedan

Series 40:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004202_large.jpg

Model 370D Fleetwood Sedan

Series 60:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004205_large.jpg

Model 452D Fleetwood Limousine

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004203_large.jpg

Model 452D 7 passenger sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004204_large.jpg

Model 452D Convertible Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:34 PM
1935:

Cadillac used the same method for identifying their cars.

Series 10:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004207_large.jpg

Model 355D Town Coupe

Series 20:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004206_large.jpg

Model 355D Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004208_large.jpg

Model 355D Coupe

Series 30:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004209_large.jpg

Model 370D Fleetwood Sedan for 7 passengers

Series 40:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004210_large.jpg

Model 370D Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004211_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004212_large.jpg

Model 370D Fleetwood Town Cabriolet

Series 60:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004213_large.jpg

Model 452D Convertible Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:35 PM
1936:

Cadillac went through another restructuring with it the way they categorized their vehicles. They redesigned their fleet and divided the vehicles between 6 chassis and 4 engines.

Series 60:

121 in wheelbase which a 322 V-8 engine. Models in this series were a Coupe Convertible (not pictured), Coupe, and a Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004214_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004215_large.jpg

Touring Sedan

Series 70:

131in wheelbase and a standard 346 V-8. The 70 included the same modes as the Series 60, with the addition of a Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004216_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004217_large.jpg

Coupe

Series 75 Fleetwood

Came standard with the same engine as the series 70, but sat on a 138 inch wheel base. Models included (but not limited to) 7 passenger sedan, Imperial Touring Sedan, Formal Sedan, Town Sedan, Town Car.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004218_large.jpg

Imperial Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004220_large.jpg

Town Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004219_large.jpg

Town Car

Series 80 Fleetwood:

Came with the 368 V-12 and sat on a 131 inch wheel base. Model offered on this platform were the same as the ones offered with the Series 70.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004221_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

Series 85 Fleetwood:

Sat on the same 138 inch wheel base as the Series 75 and had the same engine as the Series 80. Models mirrored those that were offed on the 75 platform.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004223_large.jpg

Imperial Touring Sedan

Series 90 Fleetwood:

V-16, 452 on a 154 inch wheel base. Models included (but not limited to) Town Cabriolet, Town Car, Convertible Coupe, Imperial Cabriolet, 7 passenger sedan and Aero Coupe.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004224_large.jpg

Aero Coupe

sven914
04-04-11, 11:35 PM
1937:

Cadillac created the Series 65 while discontinuing the Series 80 Fleetwood. The 322 engine was no longer available.

Series 60:

Was upgraded to a 124 inch wheelbase and the 346 V-8. The Convertible Sedan and a Club Coupe were added.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004226_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004227_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004228_large.jpg

Coupe

Series 65:

This sat on a 131 inch wheelbase and had the same engine as the Series 60. Only one vehicle was offered on this platform.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004229_large.jpg

Touring Sedan

Series 70 Fleetwood:

Retained the 346 engine and the 131in wheel base. Styles offered in this series were a Convertible Coupe, Sport Coupe, Touring Sedan, and Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004230_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

Series 75 Fleetwood:

This too was unchanged (mechanically wise). Many of the styles offered were variation on the Touring Sedan, but other models were offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004231_large.jpg

Imperial Touring Sedan

Series 85 Fleetwood:

Maintained the same engine and chassis as the previous year. Many of the models were duplicates of those offered on the Series 75.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004232_large.jpg

Town Car

Series 90:

Maintained the same wheelbase and drive-train as the previous year. Most of the same models were offered

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004233_large.jpg

Aero Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004234_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004235_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004236_large.jpg

Town Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:36 PM
1938:

The Series 85 was discontinued and the V-12 was no longer offered. The series 65 is still offered (with a Sedan and Convertible Sedan), but it is not pictured

Series 60

124 inch wheelbase with the 346 V-8 standard. Styles offered are a Sedan, Coupe, Convertible Coupe, and Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004237_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004238_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 75

Moved to the 141.3 inch wheel base and paired with a higher output version of the 346. Model include a Sedan, Business Sedan, Convertible Sedan, Formal Sedan, Town Sedan, and Town Car.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004240_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004239_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004241_large.jpg

Formal Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004243_large.jpg

Town Sedan

Series 90

Was reduced to the 141.3 wheelbase and the engine size was cut down to 431. Many of the same models offered as from the previous year.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004245_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004246_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004249_large.jpg

Town Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004248_large.jpg

Town Car

sven914
04-04-11, 11:36 PM
1939:

The series 65 was removed from the line and a series 61 was added. The series 60 was renamed Series 60 Special.

Series 61:

126 inch wheelbase with the 346 engine. Models offered were a Sedan, Sunroof Sedan, Imperial Sedan, Convertible Sedan, Coupe, Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004251_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004253_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004254_large.jpg

Sedan-All Series 61 Sedan Models were variations of this body style

Series 60 Special:

On a 127 inch wheelbase with the 346 standard. Models offered were a Sedan, Sunroof Sedan, and Imperial Sunroof Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004250_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special-All Series 60 models were variations of this body style

Series 75:

No change is drive-line or chassis, over the 1938 year. Models included several variations of the Sedan, Formal Sedan, and Town Sedan, as well as a Town Car, Coupe for 2 and 5 passengers, and a Convertible coupe.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004255_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004256_large.jpg

Imperial Sedan

Series 90:

Same as the 1938 model year.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004677_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004676_large.jpg

Imperial Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:37 PM
1940:

The Series 61 was replaced by the Series 62. A series 72 is added to the line, but due to low production numbers it is not pictures. The Series 72 was on a 138 inch wheel base and came with the 346 engine. The bodies offered were similar in design to the Series 75 sedans.

Series 62:

129 inch wheelbase with the 346 engine. A Sedan, Convertible Sedan, Coupe, and Coupe Convertible.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004259_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004260_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004261_large.jpg

Sedan


Series 60 Special:

No change in wheel base of engine, over the 1939 model year. Models offered were Sedan and Town Car.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004258_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

No mechanical change. Most of the same models offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004264_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004265_large.jpg

Formal Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004266_large.jpg

Town Car

Series 90:

No real change over 1939.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004268_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004267_large.jpg

Imperial Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004269_large.jpg

Town Car

sven914
04-04-11, 11:37 PM
1941:

The Series 61 returned to the lineup and a Series 63 and 67 were added. The V-16 was discontinued and thus the Series 90 died with it. The 346 engine was the only available powerhouse.

Series 61:

126in wheelbase. Models offered were a Sedan and Coupe.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004271_large.jpg

Deluxe Fast-back Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004272_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

On the same wheelbase as the 61. A convertible Sedan and Convertible Coupe was added to the model range.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004274_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004276_large.jpg

Coupe-note that it isn't a fast-back

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004275_large.jpg

Convertible Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004277_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 63:

Same wheelbase, but there was only one model offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004278_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same chassis (this is getting redundant), but a Town Car was offered with Sedan body

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004270_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 67:

139in wheelbase and was offered in Sedan, 7 Passenger Sedan, and Imperial Sedan.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004279_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 75:

136in wheelbase. Models offered included Sedan, Imperial Sedan, Formal Sedan, and Business Sedan.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004280_large.jpg

Imperial Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004281_large.jpg

Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:38 PM
1942:

No real change in model offerings.

Series 61:

Same as 1941 with slight changes in body design.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004283_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004284_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

Same models offered on the same wheelbase

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004285_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

Series 63:

Same

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004286_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Upgraded to the 131in wheelbase. The Town Car was dropped from production.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004282_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 67:

Wheelbase was downgraded to 138inches, but models offered were the same.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004287_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 75:

Same as 1941

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004288_large.jpg

Business Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004289_large.jpg

Imperial Sedan

1943-5:

WORLD AT WAR

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004294_large.jpg

M-5-Stuart Light Tank, first put into production 1941 and built by Cadillac. It was, then, the world's fastest tank.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004293_large.jpg

M-24-Chaffee Light Tank. Built by Cadillac, starting in 1943.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004290_large.jpg

P-40 War-hawk-Built by Curtis, but was powered by a Cadillac engine

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004291_large.jpg

P-39 Airacobra-Built by Lockheed using a Cadillac engine

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004292_large.jpg

P-38 Lightning-Also built by Lockheed, using two Cadillac power plants.

sven914
04-04-11, 11:38 PM
1946:

Similar to 1942, but the Series 67 and 63 were discontinued.

Series 61:

Club Coupe and Sedan offered on 126 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004298_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

129 in wheelbase. A convertible Coupe was added.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004299_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004310_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004301_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

133 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004295_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004296_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

136 inch wheelbase. Models offered were a Sedan, Business Sedan, Imperial Sedan, and Business Imperial Sedan.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004302_large.jpg

Sedan

1947:

Same carlines offered.

Series 61:

Same as 1946

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004304_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004305_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

Same as 1946

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004306_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004307_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004308_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same as 1946

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004303_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Same as 1946

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004309_large.jpg

Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:39 PM
1948:

No new carlines added.

Series 61:

Same models and wheelbase as 1947.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004313_large.jpg

Coupe

Series 62:

Offered on the same wheelbase as the series 61 with the same models as 1947.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004314_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004315_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004316_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same as 1947

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004311_large.jpg

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004312_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Same as 1947

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004317_large.jpg

Sedan-Note that this is identical to the 1947 model.

1949:

The 346 engine was reduced to 331.

Series 61:

Same models and wheel base as 1948.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004319_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004320_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

Mostly same as 1948, except a Coupe de Ville was added to the line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004321_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004323_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004322_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004324_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same as 1948.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004318_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75

Same as 1948.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004325_large.jpg

Sedan

sven914
04-04-11, 11:40 PM
1950:

Series 61:

Wheelbase was reduced to 122 inches, but the same models were offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004328_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004329_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 62:

Retained the 126 inch wheelbase and the same models were offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004330_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004331_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004332_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Reduced to 130 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004326_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004327_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Upgraded to the 146.8 inch wheelbase. Only Sedan, Business Sedan, and Imperial Sedan were offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004333_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004334_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-Five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:41 PM
1951:

Series 61:

Same as 1950

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004336_large.jpg

Coupe

Series 62:

Same as 1950

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004338_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004340_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004339_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004341_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004335_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Same

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004342_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1952:

The series 61 was dropped from production. Body wise, the Coupe de Ville and the Coupe were identical, so only one will be shown.

Series 62:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004344_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004346_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004349_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same as 1951

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004343_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Same as 1951, except the Business Sedan was no longer offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004348_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-Five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:41 PM
1953:

Series 62:

Same as 1952 except an Eldorado convertible was added to the line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004678_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004679_large.jpg

Eldorado-See the difference? Need a hint? Look at the couture of the door line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004680_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004354_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Same as 1952

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004356_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004357_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special-Do you hear Zeppelin? Or is it just me?

Series 75:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004355_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1954:

Series 62:

Upgraded to the 129in wheelbase, but all of the same models were offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004359_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004361_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004682_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004362_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

Up graded to the 133in wheelbase

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004358_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

Upgraded to the 149.8 inch wheelbase

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004363_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:42 PM
1955:

Series 62:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004365_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004367_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004366_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004368_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004364_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

The Imperial Sedan was re-designated "Limousine for 8 Passengers"

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004369_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1956:

The standard engine was redesigned to displace 365 cubic inches.

Series 62:

The Eldorado was offered in two models; Biarritz and Seville. A Sedan de Ville was added to the line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004373_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004375_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004376_large.jpg

Eldorado Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004374_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004377_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004372_large.jpg

Sedan

Series 60 Special:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004371_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 75:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004370_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:44 PM
1957:

A series 70 was added to the lineup.

Series 62:

On a 129.5 inch wheelbase. The Sedan de Ville and Sedan models are identical, so only one is shown

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004381_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004383_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004384_large.jpg

Eldorado Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004382_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004385_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

Series 60 Special:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004380_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 70:

126in wheelbase

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004378_large.jpg

Eldorado Brougham

Series 75:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004379_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:44 PM
1958:

Series 62:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004389_large.jpg

Convertible Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004391_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004393_large.jpg

Eldorado Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004390_large.jpg

Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004388_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

Series 60 Special:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004387_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

Series 70:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004394_large.jpg

Eldorado Brougham

Series 75:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004386_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:45 PM
1959:

Cadillac reorganized their Series 62 line and separated the de Ville and Eldorado. These became separate nameplates, but all three were offered in the same basic body, on the same 130 inch wheelbase.

Vehicles listed under the Series 62 nameplate are a Coupe, Convertible Coupe, 6-window Sedan, and 4-window Sedan. The exact same models, except the convertible, were offered under the name "de Ville." The only difference between the two model lines is interior trim and exterior badging.

The engine used for '59 was 390 V-8.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004402_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004395_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004398_large.jpg

Eldorado Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004403_large.jpg

Series 62 Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004400_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004401_large.jpg

Series 62 Sedan (4-window)-AKA the Flattop

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004396_large.jpghttp://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004397_large.jpg

Eldorado Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004404_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special-130 inch wheelbase

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004399_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:45 PM
1960:

Same vehicle line up as 1959.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004412_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004405_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004407_large.jpg

Eldorado Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004413_large.jpg

Series 62 Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004411_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004410_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (4-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004406_large.jpg

Eldorado Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004409_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004408_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:46 PM
1961:

All Eldorado models, except the Biarritz were dropped from production. A town sedan was added to the Series 62 line. All models, except the Series 75 were in a 129.5 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004420_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004415_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004414_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004418_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (4-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004421_large.jpg

Series 62 Sedan (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004422_large.jpg

Series 62 Town Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004417_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004416_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:46 PM
1962:

All of the same models were offered, but a Park Avenue was added to the de Ville line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004429_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004424_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004423_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004669_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (4-window)-note that it is no longer a "Flattop"

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004668_large.jpg

Series 62 Sedan (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004430_large.jpg

Series 62 Town Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004683_large.jpg

Park Avenue

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004426_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004425_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:47 PM
1963:

The Town Sedan was dropped from production.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004438_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004432_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004431_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004436_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (4-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004437_large.jpg

Series 62 Sedan (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004435_large.jpg

Park Avenue

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004434_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004433_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1964:

The Park Avenue was no longer offered. The 390 engine was replaced by the 429.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004445_large.jpg

Series 62 Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004440_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004439_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004443_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (4-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004444_large.jpg

Series 62 Sedan (6-window)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004442_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004441_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:48 PM
1965:

The series 62 was replaced by the Calais, and the Convertible became apart of the de Ville line. The Calais and de Ville, like the Series 62 and de Ville, were identical, so only one of each body style will be shown. The 4 and 6 window sedan designations were no longer used; instead Sedans bodies were identified as either Sedan or Hard-top Sedan.

The Eldorado, Calais and de Ville, shared the 129.5 inch wheelbase, while the Sixty Special was upgraded to the 133in wheelbase. The Seventy-five was still on the 149.8 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004446_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004448_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004447_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004452_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (sedan)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004451_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (hard-top)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004450_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004449_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1966:

A Brougham package was offered for the Sixty Special.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004455_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004457_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004453_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004454_large.jpg

Calais Sedan (sedan)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004459_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (hardtop)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004458_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004456_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:48 PM
1967:

The Eldorado Biarritz was no longer offered. In it's place, on a 120in wheelbase, was something call the Fleetwood Eldorado.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004462_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004461_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004460_large.jpg

Calais Sedan (sedan)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004466_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville (hardtop)

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004463_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004465_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004464_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1968:

The Sedan trim was dropped and the Hardtop version of the Sedan de Ville and Calais Sedan was offered. The engine was upgraded to displace 472 cubic inches.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004469_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004467_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004468_large.jpg

Calais Sedan-There is no B-pillar

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004470_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004471_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004472_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:49 PM
1969:

The sedan trim (with the b-pillar) was again offered, but only on the de Ville. Due to low production numbers, it will not be shown.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004475_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004473_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004474_large.jpg

Calais Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004478_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004477_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004476_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1970:

A 500cid engine was offered for the Eldorado only. The Sedan trim was not offered for either the Calais or de Ville lines.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004480_large.jpg

Convertible de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004479_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004484_large.jpg

Calais Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004481_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004483_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004482_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:49 PM
1971:

The de Ville Convertible was dropped from production. The Eldorado was offered in both a Hardtop Coupe and a Convertible. Both the Calais and de Ville were upgraded to the 130in wheelbase, while the Seventy-five's wheel base grew to 151.5 inches. On the Sixty Special, the Brougham package became standard, thus changing the nameplate from "Fleetwood" to "Fleetwood Brougham."

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004487_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004488_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004486_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004485_large.jpg

Calais Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004490_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004489_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1972:

The Eldorado was upgraded to 126.3 inches.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004492_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004493_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004491_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004496_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004495_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004494_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:50 PM
1973:

No change over 1972.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004499_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004500_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004498_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/9/33720004497_large.jpg

Calais Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004502_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004501_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1974:

No change over 1973.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004504_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004505_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004503_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004508_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004507_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004506_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:50 PM
1975:

New to '75 was the Seville, powered by an Oldsmobile 350 and sitting on a 114.3 inch wheelbase. The 500 was made standard for all real Cadillac models.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004515_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004510_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004511_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004509_large.jpg

Calais Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004514_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004513_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004512_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

1976:

No change over 1975.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004522_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004518_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Convertible

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004519_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004517_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004516_large.jpg

Calais Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004521_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004520_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

sven914
04-04-11, 11:51 PM
1977:

The Calais, Sixty Special, and Seventy-five names were discontinued. Nothing replaced the Calais, but the Sixty Special was changed to Fleetwood Brougham, and the Seventy-five was just called a Fleetwood Limousine. The Seville and Eldorado retained their wheelbases from 1976, but the Fleetwood Brougham and de Ville were both reduced to a 121.5 inch wheelbase. The Limousine sat on a 144.5 inch wheelbase. The 500 engine was reduced to 425cid and the Seville still had the 350 Olds. The Eldorado Convertible was no longer offered.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004528_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004523_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004527_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004525_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004524_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004526_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

1978:

Same as 1977.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004534_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004529_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004533_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004531_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004530_large.jpg

Fleetwood Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004532_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

sven914
04-04-11, 11:52 PM
1979:

The Eldorado was placed on a 114 inch wheelbase (not to be confused with the Seville's 114.3) and was given the same 350 Olds as the Seville.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004536_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004540_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004535_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004539_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004537_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004538_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

1980:

The 425 was reduced to 368cid, and was standard for the de Ville and Fleetwood lines and optional for the Seville. The standard engine for the Seville and Eldorado was the 350 Old.

A coupe was offered in the Fleetwood Brougham line.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004542_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004547_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004541_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004546_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004543_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004544_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004545_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

sven914
04-04-11, 11:52 PM
1981:

The Seville was placed on the same wheelbase as the Eldorado. The diesel version of the Oldsmobile 350 was standard for both the Seville and Eldorado and optional for everything else (except limousine). Also optional for all models was a Buick V6 and the Seville also had the option of the 368.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004554_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004550_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004548_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004549_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004551_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004552_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004553_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

1982:

Cadillac added a Cimarron. It sat on 101.2 inch wheelbase and used a 112cid engine. The Standard engine for all models, except the Cimarron and Limousine was a 249cid, 4100 engine. The 350 diesel was still an option.

The Limousine was still produced in '82, but less than 1000 were made. Many of the '80's Cadillac limousines were not built by Cadillac, but by an outside coach builder. Any limousine built with a de Ville as the base or one that has 6 doors, was not built by Cadillac. All factory limousines are Fleetwood based 4-door models.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004555_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004561_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004557_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004556_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004560_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004558_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004559_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:53 PM
1983:

No change over 1982.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004562_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004569_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004564_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004563_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004568_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004565_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004566_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004567_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

sven914
04-04-11, 11:53 PM
1984:

An Eldorado Biarritz convertible is offered with the Eldorado coupe.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004570_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004577_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004572_large.jpg

Eldorado Biarritz

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004573_large.jpg

Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004571_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004576_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004574_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004575_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004684_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

sven914
04-04-11, 11:54 PM
1985:

The de Ville is reduced to the 110.8 inch wheelbase. A new model, called the Fleetwood is also placed on this wheelbase, and is offered in sedan and coupe styles (the coupe is not shown). The Fleetwood Limousine is reduced to a 134.4 inch wheelbase. Standard for all models (including Limousine) except the Cimarron, is the 4100. The Eldorado Biarritz was also offered by isn't shown.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004578_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004586_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004580_large.jpg

Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004579_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004585_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004584_large.jpg

Fleetwood

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004583_large.jpg

Fleetwood Limousine

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004581_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004582_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:55 PM
1986:

The standard engine for the Fleetwood Brougham became the Oldsmobile 307 and the Fleetwood Brougham Coupe was dropped. The Eldorado Biarritz was not offered, but a limited edition American Coupe was. The Fleetwood Limousine (not shown) was renamed the Fleetwood Seventy-five. Both the Seville and Eldorado were reduced to the 108in wheelbase. The Fleetwood Coupe and Sedan were also produced but are not pictured.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004587_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004593_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004589_large.jpg

Eldorado American Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004590_large.jpg

Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004588_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004592_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004591_large.jpg

Fleetwood Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:55 PM
1987:

An Allante sitting on a 99.4 inch wheelbase and powered by the 4100 was added to the line. Only an Eldorado Coupe was offered. The Fleetwood name was broken into two different sedans (the coupe was not offered); a d'Elegance and a Sixty Special. The name Fleetwood was removed form the Fleetwood Brougham, effectively renaming the car Brougham.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004594_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004596_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004603_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004598_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004597_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004602_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004600_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004601_large.jpg

Fleetwood d'Elegance

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004599_large.jpg

Fleetwood Seventy-five

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004595_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:56 PM
1988:

All front-wheel drive models, except the Allante and Cimarron received an engine upgrade to the 4500 (273cid). The Allante remained with the 4100. The Fleetwood Seventy-five was discontinued..

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004604_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004606_large.jpg

Cimarron

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004612_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004608_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004607_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004611_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004610_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004609_large.jpg

Fleetwood d'Elegance

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004605_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:56 PM
1989:

The Cimarron was discontinued. The Allante was upgraded to the 4500. The Fleetwood d'Elegance was dropped from production. A Fleetwood Sedan, Coupe and Sixty Special were produced. Both the Fleetwood and de Ville Sedans were placed on a 113.8 inch wheelbase and the Coupes were kept on the 110.8 inch wheelbase.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004614_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004621_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004617_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004616_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004618_large.jpg

Fleetwood Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004620_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004619_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004615_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:57 PM
1990:

An optional Chevrolet 350 was made available to the Brougham.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004622_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004629_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004625_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004624_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004626_large.jpg

Fleetwood Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004628_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004627_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sedan-The Sixty Special is similar to this

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004623_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:58 PM
1991:

The standard engine for the Brougham becomes the Chevrolet 305, with the option of the 350. All other models, except the Allante, are upgraded to the 4900 (300cid) engine. Both the Seville and de Ville offer a Touring Sedan, which is not pictured.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004630_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004637_large.jpg

Seville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004634_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004633_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004635_large.jpg

Fleetwood Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004632_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004636_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004631_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:58 PM
1992:

No change over 1991.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004687_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004646_large.jpg

Seville Touring Sedan-this was also made in normal a normal Seville variety

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004685_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004640_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004642_large.jpg

Fleetwood Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004644_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004641_large.jpg

de Ville Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004686_large.jpg

Fleetwood Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004639_large.jpg

Brougham

sven914
04-04-11, 11:59 PM
1993:

The Brougham was renamed Fleetwood and received the Chevrolet 350 as standard equipment. The Cadillac Northstar was standard for the Allante and optional for all other front wheel drive platforms. The name The Fleetwood Sixty Special was just called the Sixty Special.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004647_large.jpg

Allante

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004649_large.jpg

Eldorado

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004652_large.jpg

Seville Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004648_large.jpg

Coupe de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004651_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004653_large.jpg

Sixty Special

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004650_large.jpg

Fleetwood

1994:

The Allante is not offered. The Coupe de Ville is discontinued and a Concours package is offered in it's place. An Eldorado Touring Coupe package is offered. The Nothstar become standard for all front wheel drive vehicles, except the base model de ville, which continues with the 4900. The Fleetwood's engine is upgraded to port fuel injected.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004658_large.jpg

Seville Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004656_large.jpg

Eldorado Touring Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004655_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004654_large.jpg

Concours

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004657_large.jpg

Fleetwood

sven914
04-05-11, 12:01 AM
1995:

No change over 1994.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004662_large.jpg

Seville Touring Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004659_large.jpg

Eldorado Touring Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004661_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004660_large.jpg

Fleetwood

1996:

The Nothstar becomes standard for the baseline de Ville.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004667_large.jpg

Seville Luxury Sedan

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004664_large.jpg

Eldorado Coupe

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004666_large.jpg

Sedan de Ville

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004663_large.jpg

Concours

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/3489/10/33720004665_large.jpg

Fleetwood

__________________________________________________ __

And so there for your enjoyment, Cadillac from first light to final sunset.

-SVEN-

cadillac kevin
04-05-11, 12:08 AM
dude, you have no idea how much I am drooling right now. the 49 hardtop coupe, 57 eldo and mid 90's STS and eldo are drop dead gorgeous :drool
I seriously drooled from beginning to end, save the 80's fwd cookie cutters.

Robin Banx
04-05-11, 01:10 AM
Nice work Sven........ a jolly good read. Thanks

Cheers........R.

outsider
04-05-11, 08:45 AM
someone should sticky this...awesome info :D

albymangled
04-05-11, 09:02 AM
Big effort there Sven.

Thankyou for sharing your hard work with all of us.

Some very fine machinery there.

Love the big Series 75 cars....

albymangled
04-05-11, 07:23 PM
In the same vein as the thread by Sven but not wanting to hijack his...

shameless plagiarism (cut n paste from I cannot remember where) I admit but here goes...

The ultimate American success symbol, Cadillac has changed and reshaped the entire automotive industry in its 107 year history. But for Henry Ford, Cadillac may never have existed. The company was formed from the assets of the Henry Ford Company, and rather than disolve it, Henry Leland recommended to investors that it could be saved by using a reliable engine he had developed for Detroit manufacturer Ransom Olds. The engine was extremely reliable, smooth and powerful, but too expensive for Olds to use.

Leland was an astute and fussy engineer, who had already built a reputation for quality. His proposal to the investors of the Henry Ford Company was accepted and the reorganised company was named ‘Cadillac’ after the European founder of the company’s Detroit hometown. Early Cadillacs gained a reputation of reliability and low maintenance, but the bodies and chassis let them down. While the Cadillac sold well, it experienced faults with non-Cadillac parts and production problems plagued the plant. To resolve the problem, Leland was appointed general manager of the Cadillac Motor Company. He set out to establish Cadillac in the luxury market and to raise standards in all aspects of the car. Leland aimed for precision engineering and a stylish luxury finish. A goal that Cadillac achieved.

Cadillac: A history of innovations
Cadillac's reputation for design and technological innovation goes back a century, to when Henry M. Leland built the first Cadillac automobile. Cadillac's pioneering spirit enabled it to rapidly advance noteworthy technological discoveries from the laboratory to the assembly line, enhancing the performance and prestige of Cadillac vehicles. “Innovation is rooted in Cadillac's heritage,” said Mark LaNeve, Cadillac general manager. “Breakthrough design and technology made Cadillac the standard of the world.”

Following is a chronology of significant Cadillac innovations, listed by model year.
1903: The first Cadillac automobile was completed on October 17, 1902. Powered by a 10-hp, single-cylinder engine and costing $750, the car sold out at its introduction during the 1903 New York Automobile Show. The first Cadillac engine used mechanically actuated overhead valves and a square bore-stroke ratio. Steering was by a rack-and-pinion gear. An early innovation was the use of special split-core fasteners, which locked a nut on its thread with no need for lock washers.

1908: Cadillac became the first American auto maker to win Great Britain's prestigious Dewar Trophy, given to the manufacturer making the year's most significant automotive advancement. This happened after a demonstration during which three randomly selected Cadillacs were dis-assembled, their parts scrambled, and re-assembled using only simple hand tools. An immediate 500-mile demonstration run proved the ready interchangeability of each car's 721 standardised component parts. Soon after, Cadillac adopted the slogan, "Standard of the World."

1910: Cadillac introduced closed bodywork - called a limousine - as a standard catalogue offering. Also in 1910, a Delco coil and breaker-point ignition system was first offered as a major improvement in reliability over magneto ignition.

1912: Cadillac was the first company to adopt a sophisticated Delco electrical system to handle self-starting, ignition and lighting functions. The Royal Automobile Club of Great Britain awarded Cadillac the Dewar Trophy for the second time, making it the first car company to win the award twice.

1915 Cadillac unveiled the first mass-produced V8 engine. One significant innovation with the 70-horsepower, 314-cubic-inch (5.1 litre) L-head design was the thermostatic control of cooling water circulation. The engine, multi-plate clutch and gearbox were combined in one bolted together assembly. The US War Department purchased over 2,000 standard Cadillac V8 models for use in Europe during World War I.

1924: A fundamental advancement in the design of V8 automobile engines was the incorporation of a fully counter weighted two plane crankshaft. All primary and secondary forces were balanced to vastly improve the smoothness of V8s in Cadillac automobiles.

1927: Cadillac introduced a smaller, more manoeuvrable, sporty "companion car" - the LaSalle. It was the first U.S. car to be designed by a stylist, Harley Earl.

1929: Security Plate safety glass, double acting Delco shock absorbers, and chrome-plated trim items were introduced for all models. Cadillac eliminated gear clash during shifting by the introduction of a new "Synchro-Mesh Silent-Shift" transmission. Bronze-on-steel cones matched speeds during shifting to facilitate the smooth meshing of gears.

1930: Cadillac introduced the world's first V16 engine for
passenger car use. This engine featured overhead valves with hydraulic lash adjusters, twin
carburettors, dual exhaust and a beautifully finished exterior design. It delivered 160 horsepower from 452 cubic inches (7.4 litre). A V12 derivative introduced later in the same model year produced 135 horsepower from 368 cubic inches (6.0 litre).

1938: To clear the floor and facilitate comfortable three-abreast seating in the front seat, Cadillac relocated the gear shift to the steering column. Cadillac also introduced an all new 16-cylinder design for a limited number of luxury models. This 431-cubic-inch (7.1 litre) L-head engine used twin carburettors, water pumps and distributors to generate 185 horsepower. Cadillac offered the first sunroofs available in America.

1941: Cadillac introduced a fully automatic transmission consisting of a fluid coupling, four forward speeds, and a hydraulic "brain" one year after Oldsmobile pioneered this innovation in its 1940 models.

1948: The industry's first curved windshields were introduced by Cadillac and other GM models. This also marked the first use of the Harley Earl-designed tail fin.

1949: Cadillac initiated the '50s-era horsepower war, with the introduction of a modern overhead-valve V8 rated at 160 horsepower. The 331-cubic inch (5.4 litre) engine featured high compression, a short stroke and lightweight construction. The first Cadillac Coupe de Ville introduced the two-door hardtop body style.

1954: Three safety innovations by Cadillac were an "autronic eye”, which automatically dimmed the headlamps, a one-touch system for washing and wiping the windshield and a padded instrument panel cover.

1957: Cadillac's ultra luxurious Eldorado Brougham introduced the quad headlamp system, a brushed stainless steel roof panel, a power seat with memory, automatic door locks, "wide oval" (low profile) tyres, forged-aluminium wheels and air suspension. One feature common with mainstream Cadillac models was a foot operated parking brake that automatically released when the transmission was shifted into gear.

1960: Self-adjusting brakes were adopted.

1964: Comfort control was introduced by Cadillac, to provide customers with the auto industry's first thermostatically regulated heating, ventilating and air conditioning system. A Twilight Sentinel automatically turned headlamps on at dusk and off at sunrise. Front seat belts became standard Cadillac equipment.

1965: The introduction of Delco Superlift rear shock absorbers provided automatic load-levelling. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustment was available.

1966: Variable ratio power steering permitted quick parking manoeuvres, with a slower ratio for more stable highway control. Electric seat warmers and a stereo radio were added as optional equipment.

1969: With the U.S. industry's first closed cooling system, engine coolant lost as a result of momentary overheating was automatically captured and returned to the radiator.

1971: Computerised anti-lock rear brakes were introduced as optional equipment.

1974: Along with Buick and Oldsmobile, Cadillac pioneered the use of an air cushion restraint (airbag) system to protect the driver in the event of a frontal collision.

1975: Cadillac was the first U.S. manufacturer to use electronic fuel injection.

1978: Digital electronics were programmed by Cadillac to operate a Seville trip computer. Two years later, integrated circuits took command of fuel injection, ignition and vehicle diagnostics.

1985: Cadillac introduced America's first transverse V8, front-wheel drive automobile. Another advanced feature in the new DeVille line was a viscous-damped, torque converter clutch.

1987: A multiplex wiring arrangement was introduced on the Cadillac Allanté to control exterior lighting.

1990: Allanté became the first front-wheel drive vehicle with electronic traction control. The system controlled wheel spin by adjusting application of the individual front brakes, then by reducing engine power by cutting off fuel to individual cylinders.

1992: The Northstar engine was introduced as the first step in what eventually became the Northstar System. The 4.6-litre, 32-valve V8 was first installed in the Allanté, and became available in other front-wheeldrive Cadillacs a year later.

1993: Road Sensing Suspension (RSS) and speed sensitive steering were introduced as part of the Northstar System for the Allanté. RSS used a high speed computer that determined damping requirements once a millisecond, to give a soft ride under normal circumstances, switching to firm as needed to control individual wheel and body motions. Speed sensitive steering provided increased steering feel at highway speeds, while giving easy parking and manoeuvrability around town.

1995: An Integrated Chassis Control System (ICCS) was added to the Northstar System. This system shared sensor inputs for the Road Sensing Suspension, Bosch ASR5 antilock braking system and traction control, providing improved ride and handling with better braking control.

1996: Continuously Variable Road Sensing Suspension (CVRSS) and Magnasteer debuted. An evolution of road sensing suspension, CVRSS provides an infinite range of damping settings, from boulevard soft to race car firm. Magnasteer is a speed sensitive steering system that provides just the right amount of steering assist for a wide range of driving conditions.

1997: OnStar, a revolutionary communication service, was introduced in the U.S. as an option on all front-wheel drive Cadillac models. OnStar combines Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, cellular telephone communications and a 24-hour, 365 days a year Customer Assistance Centre in an integrated system. OnStar can assist the driver in an emergency situation, provide navigation help, unlock car doors by remote control and provide a range of useful services. Also in 1997, StabiliTrak was introduced on Seville, Eldorado and DeVille, providing more secure handling during cornering and emergency manoeuvres. Two directional sensors - a yaw rate sensor and lateral acceleration sensor - work with the car's suspension, steering, anti-lock brake system and traction control system to determine what the driver intends to do. If the car doesn't respond as expected, the StabiliTrak computer sends commands to the car's traction control and brakes to help keep the car on the intended course.

1998: The first automotive application of adaptive seating debuted on the Seville STS. A network of 10 air cells is located in the seat cushion, seat back and side supports. Pressure is measured in each cell and then adjusted for optimum comfort and support.

1999: The massaging lumbar seat was introduced as an option on DeVille d'Elegance, DeVille Concours, Seville STS and Eldorado Touring Coupe. The unique massaging system is built into the world-class powered lumbar system. A single tap on the power lumbar switch produces a continuous roller motion that can be interrupted or repeated at any time during the drive.

2000: Night Vision, the firstautomotive application of infrared technology used by military forces during the Persian Gulf War, debuted on the completely re-designed and re-engineered DeVille. Night Vision can help improve driving safety, by enhancing the driver's ability to detect potentially dangerous situations beyond the range of the headlamps, and by helping drivers see beyond the headlamp glare from oncoming vehicles. The DeVille also featured Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist, which uses an array of four ultrasonic sensors to assist the driver in rear parking manoeuvres; a CD-based navigation system and StabiliTrak 2.0, which added active steering effort compensation and side-slip rate control as the next evolution of Cadillac's world class stability control system.

2002: Cadillac became the first auto maker in the world to offer XM Satellite Radio as a factory installed option on DeVilles and Sevilles. A revolutionary new band of radio, XM capitalises on direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide listeners with up to 100 channels of music, news, and entertainment available coast-to-coast with digital quality sound. Also in 2002, Seville received the MagneRide system, a magnetic-fluid based variable damping system that provides superior handling, control and ride quality on the roughest road surfaces. Cadillac also introduced the Escalade EXT, with its innovative Midgate that allows the vehicle to function as either a luxury SUV or hardworking pickup.

2003: The all-new CTS represented the first 100 percent application of Cadillac's "art and science" approach - bold, breakthrough designs coupled with innovative technologies. Its chiselled, lean body with sheer forms, sharp edges and crisp intersecting lines represents the type of design flair Cadillac showcased on its 1999 Evoq concept car.


Cadillac - The quintessential nameplate for people of power!

sven914
04-05-11, 07:35 PM
If and when the moderators stick my thread somewhere, this should probably be put there. It would help tie everything together and give people something to look for during the year to year changes.

jayoldschool
04-05-11, 09:11 PM
Sven, it was stickied a few hours ago. Try and keep up! lol

Threads merged to keep all the history in one place.

The "milestone" list is missing the first ever multi-displacement engine in 1981.

cadillac kevin
04-05-11, 09:56 PM
how can anyone forget the V8-6-4? it was 30 years ahead of its time.

sven914
04-06-11, 10:02 AM
Sven, it was stickied a few hours ago. Try and keep up! lol

Threads merged to keep all the history in one place.

The "milestone" list is missing the first ever multi-displacement engine in 1981.

Thanks...

intragration
04-06-11, 08:52 PM
Ha ha, this is awesome, the '70 Calais Sedan is my old car. I claim photo credit. :) Sorry for the wrong hubcap on the rear, that's before I replaced it. Here it is, straddling the Michigan/Indiana border, just outside of Niles, Michigan, 2009, with correct hubcaps. Nice job on the history, lots of work.

sven914
04-07-11, 02:21 PM
I didn't even notice the hubcap... Car looks nice in full color though.

Bro-Ham
04-07-11, 02:47 PM
Sven,

Nice job! Love the pictures! :)

Just a few FYI's:

1980: Seville was all new, diesel was standard.
1981: diesel was NOT standard on Eldorado.
1986: the new Eldorado came in standard coupe or Biarritz - the blue Eldo you have pictured is the Biarritz, not "American Coupe" as you wrote - there is no such thing from Cadillac.

RippyPartsDept
04-07-11, 03:30 PM
Isn't that new 'wiki' a good place for this kind of stuff?

i could care less really as long as it's somewhere that people will notice, learn from it, and appreciate it...

now where's the info on my 1997-1999 bodystyle devilles?? :)

also i noticed you have 'no changes over 1991' in the 1992 section, but the seville was changed, no?

sven914
04-07-11, 06:17 PM
^Your right. The Seville went from a 108 to 111 inches.


Sven,

Nice job! Love the pictures! :)

Just a few FYI's:

1980: Seville was all new, diesel was standard.
1981: diesel was NOT standard on Eldorado.
1986: the new Eldorado came in standard coupe or Biarritz - the blue Eldo you have pictured is the Biarritz, not "American Coupe" as you wrote - there is no such thing from Cadillac.

My book has the Seville on the same wheelbase in 1980 as in 1979. The diesel was the standard motor (like you said). For '81 my book says the diesel was standard on the Eldorado and Seville, but then says the V8-6-4 was standard on the Eldorado, so that was a typo. The American Coupe is listed under Eldorado for 1986; the Biarritz is not mentioned.

The Book I used for most of this information is the Encyclopedia of American Cars, which is put out by the editors of Consumer Guide. It has some typos and misprints and a lot of the information (especially during the '80's and '90's) I could not verify or disprove.

Bro-Ham
04-08-11, 11:58 AM
Sven,

I love the picture of the yellow 79 Fleetwood Brougham. You've kept quite an impressive collection of nice Cad pictures. :)

All inclusive car encyclopedias have never been very accurate. Too bad since they perpetuate bad information.

In 1986 there most surely was not an Eldorado "American Coupe" (could you really imagine Cadillac using such a ridiculous name?!),but there was an Eldorado Biarritz. Here is the link to the 1986 Eldorado Biarritz shown in the official Cadillac brochure:

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/86eldo/bilder/7.jpg

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/86eldo/bilder/6.jpg

RippyPartsDept
04-08-11, 12:50 PM
by the way, this thread crashes my chrome and firefox browsers when i open it up (too many pictures)

i have my settings set to 100 posts per page and i have to back that down to 10 per page to view this thread

sven914
04-08-11, 02:00 PM
There's 610 pictures... I was surprised Sal's servers didn't explode.

csbuckn
04-09-11, 01:17 AM
Wow, Sven!! Very impressive. Thanks for all the great info. This is the best recap with pics I've seen...

RippyPartsDept
04-09-11, 11:56 AM
There's 610 pictures... I was surprised Sal's servers didn't explode.

well the pictures are hotlinked (they aren't hosted here), so Sal's servers don't really even come into that equation ...

but loading them all at once in a browser session (on top of all the other code that this site drops on you) ... well that is a recipe for disaster and it's happened to me a bunch lately

all i can say is i'll be a lot happier when this thread reaches 101 posts

CBodyFan
04-09-11, 12:25 PM
I think you left out two very significant events in Cadillac’s modern history:

1) 1978 was the last year Cadillac built all it own cars. The 1979 Eldorado was built by the GM Assembly Division in Linden, NJ.

2) 1983 was the last year Cadillac was a fully integrated automobile company with engineering, manufacturing, purchasing and marketing departments, in fact, at that time, the second most "independent" of all GM divisions (Oldsmobile was the most vertically integrated division).

1984 was the first year Cadillac was only a marketing division and all manufacturing and engineering facilities were transferred to GM (mostly, at that point, to the BOC Group).

The reorganization of GM was the main factor, in my opinion, to the downfall of General Motors as a whole and the many lean years for Cadillac in particular.