Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1968

Againmarked by simple extra-long body rub moldings, a formal high-headroom look (with doors cut into the roof) and Fleetwood type wreath and crest emblems, the nine-passenger models had the longest Cadillac production car wheelbase, as well as power front ventipanes, Automatic Level Control, right-hand manually operated outside rear view mirrors, 8.20 x 15-8PR blackwall tires and Automatic Climate Control air-conditioning, as standard equipment.


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
68-697 69723-R

4-door Sedan

9 $10,629 2409 kg 805
68-697 69733-S

4-door Limousine

9 $10,768 2448 kg 995
68-698 69890-Z Commercial chassis 2,413

NOTE: The commercial chassis was built on a 3962mm wheelbase and was provided to professional car builders for the manufacture of hearses and ambulances, etc.


Type V-8. Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 7.729 Liters
Bore and stroke 109.2mm x 103.1mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 375 hp @ 4400 rpm
Power 280 kW @ 4400 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel model 7028210S

NOTE: The new engine featured

  • a metal temperature monitoring device
  • air injection emissions control system
  • integral air-conditioning system (still optional)
  • cast crankshaft and connecting rods
  • integral water crossover pipe with thermostatic passages
  • engine bearings with more surface area
  • 15-plate battery.


Feature Series 75 Commercial chassis
Wheelbase 3805mm 3962mm
Overall Length 6228mm
Rear axle ratio 2.94:1 2.94:1
Tires 8.20 x 15 8.20 x 15
Transmission three-speed Turbo-Hydramatic
Front Tread
Rear Tread


Optional axle ratio data not available
Air injector reactor and closed positive crankcase ventilation standard
Controlled differential was now $52.65 extra on all Fleetwoods


Availability and prices of options and accessories were largely the same as 1967
Auxiliary horn $16
Automatic Climate Control on Sixty-Special models $516
Firemist finish $132
Cruise control $95
Rear window defogger on models Sixty-Special $27
Door guards $8
Soft Ray glass $51
Guide-Matic headlamp control $51
Head rests $53
Leather upholstery on Sixty-Special $138
License frame $13/pair
Power door locks $68
Power door locks for Fleetwood 75 models $116
AM radio $162
AM/FM radio $188
AM/FM stereo on Sixty-Special $288
AM radio rear controls on Fleetwood 75 models $242
Six-way power front seat on models M-P-R $83
Rear center seat belt $11
Front shoulder straps $32
Tilt-telescope steering wheel $90
Remote control trunk lock $52
Twilight Sentinel $32
White sidewall tires, size 9.00 x 15 four-ply 8PR-5, except nine-passenger models $56 exchange
White sidewall tires, size 8.20 x 15, four-ply 8PR-5 on nine-passenger models $63 exchange
New items of optional equipment were added as well
Twin front and rear floor mats for Series 60 $17
Twin front floor mats for Fleetwood 75 models $10
Front seat warmer for all models except Fleetwood 75s, which came instead with rear seat warmer only, both at $95