Fleetwood Cadillac History 1960

Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1960

Cadillac’slongest, heaviest, richest and highest priced models were, again, more conventionally engineered than the other lines. For example, the new perimeter frame was not in use and neither was the improved automatic transmission. In addition, automatic level control was not featured. Even the annual styling facelift did not affect these traditional-bound luxury cars. They came with all power controls found in Eldorados and added courtesy and map lights to the standard equipment list. Sales of commercial chassis earned an increase of thirty units, while limousine deliveries tapered slightly downward and the popularity of the nine-passenger sedan saw a considerable decline.


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
65-697 69723-R

4-door Sedan

9 $9746 2359 kg 455
65-697 69733-S

4-door Limousine

9 $9960 2391 kg 795
65-698 69890-Z Commercial chassis 2,669


Type V-8 Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 7 Liter
Bore and stroke 104.9mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 340 hp @ 4600 rpm
Power 255 kW @ 4600 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor Carter AFB four-barrel, model 3903S


Feature Commercial Chassis Series 75
Wheelbase 3962mm 3805mm
Overall length 6193mm
Front tread 1588mm 1588mm
Rear tread 1588mm 1588mm
Tires 8.20 x 15 8.20 x 15

Automatic level control standard where indicated in text.

A new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used.


Air conditioner on 60 series models $495
Air conditioner, 75 Series model $624
Controlled differential $54
Cruise Control $97
Door guards $7
Fleetwood Brougham option on M model $199
Soft Ray tinted glass $52
Delete-option heater and defroster on 75 Series models $135 credit; on 60 Series models $97 credit
Leather upholstery on M models $141
License plate frame $6
Power door locks on M models $70
Power headlight control on R-S models $46; on M models: $51
Six-way power front seat on M models $85
Power vent window regulator option $73
Radio with rear speaker $165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control $246
AM/FM radio $191
Rear seat belts $18
Front seat belt delete-option $17 credit
Adjustable steering wheel on M models $91
Remote control trunk lock on M models $53
Twilight Sentinel on M models $57
Five white sidewall tires 9.00 x 15 size with four-ply construction on M models $57 exchange
Five white sidewall tires 9.00 x 15 size with six-ply construction, on R-S models only $64 exchange