Although its overall size and character was largely unchanged, the 1969 Cadillac was restyled in the Eldorado image. An Eldorado like front fender treatment evolved and helped to emphasize a stronger horizontal design line. Rear quarters were extended to give the car a longer look. There was also an all-new grille with dual horizontal headlamps positioned in the outboard, step-down areas of the grille. The hood was again extended, a total of 2-1/2 inches, to add to the impression of extra length. Calais models came with the following:
all GM safety features
variable-ratio power steering
dual power brakes
center front arm rest
two front cigarette lighters
twin front and rear ash trays
a complete set of interior and exterior courtesy, safety and warning lights
concealed three-speed windshield washers and wipers
five 9.00 x 15-4PR black sidewall tires.
All regular Cadillac models had a new, squarer roof line and scluptured rear deck and bumper treatments.
4-door Hardtop Sedan
2-door Hardtop Coupe
NOTE: On January 1, 1969, head rests (restraints) became mandatory on all U. S. and Canadian cars. Cadillac prices were increased $18 to reflect the cost of the head rests. Dealer preparation charges were $90 on Calais and DeVille. These charges are included in retail prices listed above.
CADILLAC V-8 ENGINE
V-8 Overhead valves
Cast iron block
Displacement: 472 cubic inches
Bore and stroke: 4.30 x 4.06 inches
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Brake horsepower: 375 at 4400 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor: Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet, model 7028230.
Wheelbase: 129.5 inches.
Overall length: 225 inches.
Front tread: not available.
Rear tread: not available.
Tires: 9.00 x 15-PR blackwalls.
POWER TRAIN OPTIONS
All cars used the 472 cubic inch, 375 horsepower V-8 with no other powerplants available.
Turbo-Hydramatic transmission was standard equipment throughout the line.
Controlled differential was $52.65 extra on all models except Eldorado.
Standard axle ratios: (Seventy-Five) 3.21:1; (Eldorado) 3.07:1; (all other models) 2.94:1.