Deville Cadillac Models & History 1968
Onpaper, it seemed that the main distinctions of cars in the DeVille lineup were the installation of a power-operated front seat with horizontal adjustment and the addition of illuminated door panel reflectors. There were, however, richer appointments inside and out, including the traditional rear fender Tiffany-like scripts and plusher upholstery trims. In addition, twice as many body styles were provided in DeVille level finish.
|Model No.||Style No.||Body Type||Seat||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
NOTE: Some sources list lower prices for 1968 Cadillacs, indicating a mid-year increase. The higher recorded prices are being used here.
|Type||V-8. Overhead valves|
|Block||Cast iron block|
|Bore and stroke||109.2mm x 103.1mm|
|Brake horsepower||375 hp @ 4400 rpm|
|Power||280 kW @ 4400 rpm|
|Bearings||Five main bearings|
|Valve Lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters|
|Carburetor||Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel model 7028210S|
NOTE: The new engine featured
- a metal temperature monitoring device
- air injection emissions control system
- integral air-conditioning system (still optional)
- cast crankshaft and connecting rods
- integral water crossover pipe with thermostatic passages
- engine bearings with more surface area
- 15-plate battery.
|Rear axle ratio||2.94:1|
|Tires||9.00 x 15|
|Front Tread||not available|
|Rear Tread||not available|