Cadillac Models & History 1972

DeVille: The standard equipment for the DeVille included all that were found on the Calais plus rocker panel moldings, rear center arm rest and twin rear cigar lighters. Of course, the rocker panel trim helped in identifying the cars, but there were also new DeVille signature scripts attached to the sides of the rear roof pillars.

The 1972 Coupe deVille had a minor face-lift from 1971. The park lights were moved from the bumper to a place between the high and low headlights. This move was made because of the new bumper system which was designed to withstand impact up to eight kilometers per hour without damaging the bumper, lights, or sheet metal.

Model Name Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory price Shipping weight Production total
DeVille 683/D D49-B 4-dr HT Sedan 6 pass. $6390 4762 lb 99,531
DeVille 683/D D47-J 2-dr HT Coupe 6 pass. $6168 4682 lb 95,280


Engine type Overhead valves. Cast iron block
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Displacement 472 cubic inches (7.7 litres)
Bore and stroke 4.300 x 4.060 inches (109 mm x 103 mm)
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Brake horsepower (net SAE) 220 at 4400 rpm
Brake horsepower (gross SAE) 345 at 4400 rpm
Torque 365 ft. lbs @2400 rpm
Oil pressure 35 psi
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV


Model Wheelbase Overall length Tires
Deville 130 in 229 in L-78 x 15


Cruise control $92
Controlled differential $56
Eighty-Amp generator $41
Heavy-duty cooling system $56
Exhaust emission system, required on all cars built for California sale $15
Trailer Towing package $92
Trackmaster $205


Automatic Climate Control $523
Automatic Level Control $77
Rear window defogger $31
Door edge guards in 2-door $6
Door edge guards in 4-door $9
Power door locks $69
Power door locks with electric seat back release in coupes $69
Dual Comfort seat in DeVille $103
Twin type floor mats $16
Soft Ray tinted glass $57
Bumper impact strips $24
License frame(s) $6/1; $11/2
Remote control right mirror $26
Firemist paint $128
AM/FM pushbutton Radio $183
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio $320
AM/FM radio with tape $406
Full vinyl padded top for DeVille, including “halo” on Coupe DeVille $152
Power seat options $89-115
Shoulder belts in rear seat $31
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel $92
DeVille sun roof with vinyl or padded roof mandatory $610
Remote control trunk lock $56
Trunk mat $8
Twilight Sentinel $40
Expanded vinyl Calais upholstery $41
Expanded leather upholstery in DeVille $169
White sidewall L78-15 tires $41