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.
I. D. NUMBERS
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.
NOTE: The commercial chassis featured a 4013mm wheelbase and was provided to professional car makers for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.
V-8 Overhead valves.
Cast iron block.
Bore and stroke
96.8mm x 92.1mm
230 hp @ 4400 rpm
171 kW @ 4400 rpm
Five main bearings.
Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carter WCFB four-barrel Models 2143S, 2109S and 2110S – also – Rochester 4GC four-barrel (with Aire) Model 7006963; (without Aire) Model 7006962.
8.20 x 15
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
Power operated window and seat
Chrome wire wheels
White sidewall tires
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.