Fleetwood Cadillac History 1957

 Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1957

The60S Fleetwood long-deck four-door hardtop sedan featured a wide, ribbed bright metal fairing extending from the lower rear half of the door to the back bumper. A Fleetwood nameplate appeared on the rear deck lid, which also housed the backup lamps on this car.

Fleetwood Sixty Special


  • Serial numbers and engine numbers were the same again.
  • They appeared
    • on a boss on the front right-hand face of the engine block;
    • on the lubrication plate on the left front door pillar (1953-1957)
    • and on the right frame side member behind the motor support.
  • The first pair of symbols were “57” to designate the model year.
  • The next two symbols indicated series as follows:
    • “62” = Series 62 including Eldorado Specials
    • “60” = Series 60 Fleetwood
    • “70” = Series 70 Eldorado Brougham
    • “75” = Series 75 Fleetwood
  • The immediately following numbers, beginning at 00000 for each series, indicated the production sequence in consecutive order.
  • Ending numbers were the same for all series since the engines were installed in mixed production fashion.


Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
57-60 6039 4-door Hardtop Sedan 6 $5539 2161 kg 24,000


Type V-8, Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.972 Liters
Bore and stroke 101.6mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1.
Brake horsepower 300 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power 224 kW @ 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Model 7015701.


Fleetwood Sixty Special

Feature Series 60 Fleetwood
Wheelbase 3378mm
Overall Length 5700mm
Front Tread 1549mm
Rear Tread 1549mm
Tires 8.00 x 15 blackwall
Exhaust Standard dual exhausts


Fleetwood Sixty Special