Round, jet-style dual exhaust outlets were incorporated into the vertical bumper extensions and the rear bumper was entirely redesigned. An Eldorado type wraparound windshield was seen on all models. Sedans used a distinctive type of window reveal molding which created a built-in sun visor effect. For coupes, a smoothly curved wraparound backlight (i.e., rear window) was referred to as the “Florentine” style rear window. A wide ventilator intake now stretched across the base of the windshield on all models and the chrome visored headlamp look was emphasized.
Cadillac offered four models: Series 62 (including the Sedan, Sedan DeVille, and Coupe DeVille), Series 50 Special Fleetwood, Series 75 Fleetwood, and Eldorado Special.
1954 Cadillac Notes
Assembly of 1954 models began January 4, 1954 after a 25 day halt for changeover to new production specifications.
Fiberglass-bodied Cadillac show cars appearing at the GM Motorama this year included the Park Avenue four-door sedan, El Camino coupe, and La Espada convertible.
Don E. Ahrens was general manager
Charles F. Arnold was chief engineer
Edward Glowacke was chief designer (Cadillac Studio)
James M. Roche was general sales manager
Cadillacs are longer, lower, wider, with up to 230 bhp — and the first with standard power steering