Fleetwood Cadillac History 1954

Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1954

Thebig Fleetwood “high headroom” job came as an eight-passenger limousine with driver’s partition or eight-passenger sedan without, both having jump seats. V-shaped ornaments appeared on the hood and deck with a Fleetwood script in the latter location. Wheelbase increased to 3805mm. Styling changes conformed with those seen on other lines.


  • Serial numbers and engine numbers were again one and the same.
  • They appeared on the right-hand of the crankcase above the water pump and on the right frame side bar behind the engine support.
  • The first two symbols were “54” for 1954.
  • The next two symbols indicated series as follows: “62”, “60” or “75”.
  • The remaining digits represented the consecutive unit number and began with 00000 for each series.
  • All series had the same ending number, which would be misinterpreted if listed.


Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
54-75 7523X 4-door Sedan 5 $5875 2287 kg 889
54-75 7533X 4-door Imperial Sedan 8 $6090 2315 kg 611
54-86 8680 Commercial chassis 1,635

NOTE: The commercial chassis featured a 4013mm wheelbase and was provided to professional car makers for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.


Type V-8 Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.425 Liters
Bore and stroke 96.8mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 8.25:1.
Brake horsepower 230 hp @ 4400 rpm
Power 171 kW @ 4400 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetors Carter WCFB four-barrel Models 2143S, 2109S and 2110S – also – Rochester 4GC four-barrel (with Aire) Model 7006963; (without Aire) Model 7006962.


Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Series 75 3805mm 6022mm 1524mm 1603mm 8.20 x 15
Exhaust Dual exhaust system standard
Rear axle ratio (Standard) 3.07: 1
(Standard with air conditioning; optional without) 3.36:1


Hydra-Matic drive on Series 75 $186
Power brakes $48
Radio $120
Heater $129
Air-conditioning $620
Power operated window and seat $124
Chrome wire wheels $325
White sidewall tires $49 exchange
E-Z-Eye tinted glass
Autronic Eye automatic headlamp dimmer
Vertical front seat adjuster
Horizontal front seat adjuster (standard on Series 75)
Other standard GM options and accessories


  • 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.
  • Charles E. Arnold was chief engineer