Cadillac Fleetwood History 1992

Cadillac Fleetwood Models & History 1992

For 1992 Fleetwood models received traction control as standard equipment while deVille models offered this function as an option.

  • The new exterior and interior colors available listed for deVille were also part of the changes for the 1992 Fleetwood.
  • Returning to power the Fleetwood coupe and sedan offered was the 4.9-liter V-8 paired with the 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • New standard features included the brake-only traction control system; 100,000-mile replacement interval, platinum-tipped spark plugs; and driver’s side electrochromic outside rear view mirror.
  • A new option was the Delco-Bose Gold Series CD sound system.
  • Fleetwood models also received upgrades to the exhaust system and throttle body design, as mentioned in the DeVille listing.
  • The Fleetwood’s power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system was refined, with its power steering pump, gear assembly, and tie-rod ends being upgraded.
  • Suspension modifications were also carried out to the Fleetwood’s struts, rear stabilizer bar, rear springs, and toe links to improve durability.
  • The Fleetwood’s heating/air conditioning system featured a new compressor and temperature valve motor mounted on the A/C control module.


  • The Sixty Special’s new features mirrored those of the Fleetwood coupe and sedan with the exception of two new interior leather colors: Light Gray and Black.
  • The new standard brake-only traction control system used the same integral front bearing wheel-speed sensors as the Teves anti-lock braking system.
  • The traction control system applied pulses of brake pressure to a drive wheel if it began to spin.
  • This system was fully functional up to 24 mph, with the traction control operation gradually phased out between 24 and 30 mph.


The 1992 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The digits of the code were as follows:
First digit = “1” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series

  • C/B=Fleetwood
  • C/G=Fleetwood Sixty Special
Sixth = the body style:

  • 1 = two-door coupe/sedan
  • 5 = four-door sedan
Seventh = the restraint code:

  • 1 = active (manual) belts
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3 = active (manual) belts w/driver’s side airbag
  • 4 = passive (automatic) belts
  • 5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver’s side airbag
Eighth = the engine: “B” = L26 4.9L V-8
Ninth-check digit
10th = model year, “N” for 1992
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number


Model Series Body/Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Prod. Total
Fleetwood CB1 B47 2-dr. Coupe $36360 3566 lb 8,423 (Cadillac tallied deVille and Fleetwood production together with no series breakdown available)
Fleetwood CB5 B69 4-dr. Sedan $36360 3642 lb 133,808 (deVille/Fleetwood sedan production combined)
Fleetwood Sixty Special CG5 G69 4-dr. Sedan $39860 3653 lb


Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners. cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 300 cu. in. (4.9 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.62 x 3.62 in.
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Brake horsepower 200 @ 4100 rpm.
Torque 275 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm.
Valve lifters Roller hydraulic
Fuel supply Sequential port fuel injection.


Feature Coupe Sedan Sixty Special
Wheelbase 110.8 in. 113.8 in. 113.8 in.
Overall Length 205.1 in. 208.0 in. 208.0 in.
Height 54.4 in. 55.0 in. 55.0 in.
Width 73.4 in. 73.4 in. 73.4 in.
Front Tread 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in.
Rear Tread 59.9 in. 59.9 in. 59.9 in.
Standard Tires Michelin P205/70R15 P205/70R15 P205/70R15


Transmission 4T60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic with overdrive (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers — Computer Command Ride and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension fully independent with coil springs. automatic level control and Computer Command Ride
Brakes Power assisted front disc/rear drum w/Teves anti-lock braking system
Body Construction Integral body-frame
Fuel Tank 18.0 gals.


Security Pkg. $295
Cold Weather Pkg. $369
Custom Seating Pkg. $425
Astroroof $1,550
Gold Ornamentation Pkg. $395
Leather Seating $570
Firemist Paint $190
Delco-Bose Sound Syst. $575
Delco-Bose Sound Syst. w/CD $872
Full Vinyl Root (N/A cpe) $925.


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 233,027 compared with 220,284 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 214,176 automobiles in 1992 (vs. 213,288 the year before), Cadillac’s share of the U.S. market remained at 2.61 percent.
  • A 1993 Allante convertible was selected as the pace car tor the 1992 Indianapolis 500.