Eldorado Cadillac Models & History 1969

Eventhough production volume eased slightly for 1969, the front-wheel-drive Eldorado continued to be offered as a single model: a six-passenger, two-door hardtop on a short wheelbase platform. There was a new fine texture cross-hatch grille which was separate from the headlights. The dual headlights were now part of the body design and were fully exposed and stationary. Standard equipment included power operated rear quarter vent windows. Chrome-edged “halo” vinyl roof covers replaced the full vinyl roof. There was a new “Control Center” dash, and more safety items: side-impact door beams, front-seat headrests, energy-absorbing steering column with anti-theft ignition, and more convenient inertia-reel seatbelts. Dealers introduced the 1969 model on September 26, 1968.

1969 Cadillac Eldorado


Model No. Body/ Style no. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production
69-693 69347H

2-dr hardtop Coupe

6 pass. $6711 2068 kg 23,333


Engine type V-8 Overhead valves. Cast iron block
Displacement 7.729 Liters
Bore & stroke 109.2mm x 103.1mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower (SAE gross) 375 @ 4400 rpm
Power 280 kW @ 4400 rpm
Torque 525 @ 3000 rpm
Main bearings five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet model 4MV (Eldorado type)
Transmission Turbo-Hydramatic
Standard axle ratio 3.07:1


1969 Cadillac Eldorado

Wheelbase 3048mm
Overall Length 5613mm
Front Tread 1600mm
Rear Tread 1613mm
Tires 9.00 x 15-PR blackwalls


All cars used the 472 cubic inch, 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: 3.07:1


Automatic Climate Control $516
Bucket seats with console (with leather upholstery required) $184
Firemist paint $132
Cruise control $95
Rear window defogger $26
Door-edge guards $5
One-piece front and rear floor mat $20
Soft Ray glass $53
Guide-Matic headlamp control $51
Head restraints (mandatory after Jan. 1, 1969) $18
Leather upholstery $158
License frame(s) $6-13
Power door locks, includes electric seat back release $68
AM radio $162
AM/FM stereo radio $288
AM/FM radio $188
Power seats with lefthand Four-Way bucket $53
Power seats with Six-Way front $90
Front seat warmer $95
Shoulder belts $32
Tilt & telescope steering wheel $95
Trumpet horn $16
Remote control trunk lock $32
Twilight Sentinel $37
Padded vinyl roof $158
Whitewall tires, heavy-duty high mileage type $83 exchange