Cadillac Models & History 1969

Althoughits 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 63.5mm, to add to the impression of extra length. Calais models came with the following:

  • all GM safety features
  • the V-8
  • Turbo-Hydramatic
  • variable-ratio power steering
  • dual power brakes
  • power windows
  • center front arm rest
  • electric clock
  • two front cigarette lighters
  • twin front and rear ash trays
  • a complete set of interior and exterior courtesy, safety and warning lights
  • Mirror Group
  • 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 sculptured rear deck and bumper treatments.


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
69-682 68249N

4-door Hardtop Sedan

6 $5660 2105 kg 6,825
69-682 68247G

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6 $5484 2070 kg 5,600

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.


Type V-8 Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 7.729 Liters
Bore and stroke 109.2mm x 103.1mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 375 @ 4400 rpm
Power 280 kW @ 4400 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet, model 7028230


Wheelbase 3289mm
Overall Length 5715mm
Front Tread not available
Rear Tread not available
Tires 9.00 x 15-PR blackwalls


All cars used the 7.7 Liters, 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: 2.94:1


Automatic Climate Control option $516
Automatic level control $79
Firemist paint $132
Cruise Control $95
Rear window defogger $26
Door guards $8
Twin front and rear floor mats $17
Soft Ray tinted glass $53
Guide-Matic headlamp control $51
Head restraints $18
Note: Head restraints mandatory after January 1, 1969.
License frame, single $6
License frame, dual $13
Power door locks, includes electric seat back release, coupe $68
Power door locks, sedan $68
AM radio $162
AM/FM radio $188
Six-way power seat adjuster, front seat $116
Front seat warmer, available all models, $95
Front shoulder belts $32
Tilt and telescope steering wheel $95
Trumpet horn $16
Remote control trunk lock $32
Twilight Sentinel, $32
Expanded vinyl roof, in standard production colors $42