Fleetwood Cadillac History 1956

Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1956

Cadillac’snon-limousine style Fleetwood model carried the Sixty Special designation in script below the Cadillac crest on the sides of the front fenders. A Fleetwood name also appeared on the rear face of the deck lid. Solid chrome exhaust extension trim moldings were seen on the rear fenders.


1956 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

  • Serial numbers and engine numbers were the same again and were found in the same locations.
  • The first two symbols were “56” to designate 1956 model production.
  • The next two symbols indicated the series as follows:
    • “62” = Series 62
    • “60” = Fleetwood Sixty
    • “75” = Fleetwood 75
  • The remaining digits represented the consecutive unit number and began at 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
55-62 6019X 4-door Sedan 6 $6019 2269 kg 17,000


Feature Standard Engine Optional Engine
Type V-8: Overhead valves V-8: Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block Cast iron block
Displacement 5.972 Liters 5.972 Liters
Bore and stroke 101.6mm x 92.1mm 101.6mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 9.75:1 9.75:1
Horsepower rating 285 hp @ 4600 rpm 305 hp @ 4700 rpm
Power rating 213 kW @ 4600 rpm 227 kW @ 4700 rpm
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Carburetor Carter WCFB four-barrel, Model 2370S Two (2) Carter WCFB four-barrel, Model 2371S


Feature Series 60 Fleetwood
Wheelbase 3378mm
Overall Length 5738mm
Front Tread 1524mm
Rear Tread 1603mm
Tires 8.00 x 15
Exhaust Dual exhaust


Air conditioning.
White sidewall tires.
E-Z-Eye safety glass.
Autronic eye automatic headlamp dimmer.
Signal-seeking radio with preselector and antenna.
Heating and ventilation system.
Power window lifts (std).
Gold finish grille.
Two-way posture power seat ($81).