Fleetwood Cadillac History 1971

Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1971

The Sixty-Special was now a one model line, including only the Brougham sedan. It came with standard extras like Automotive Level Control; adjustable reading lights; Two-Way power adjustment Dual Comfort front seat and a padded vinyl top. New exterior styling was seen along with several new trim features. The windows were cut nearly into the roof in semi-limousine fashion and had softly rounded corners. Vertically angled rectangular coach lamps were a common option incorporated into the rear roof pillar. A broad rocker panel trim plate, with rear extension, was used. The Fleetwood name was block lettered on the front fenders, behind the wheel opening and on the righthand side of the rear deck lid. The new window styling included a wide pillar separating the front and rear door glass.


Model Name Model No. Body/ Style No. Body Type Seating Factory price Shipping weight Production total
Fleetwood Sixty-Special 71-681 68169P
4-dr Fleetwood Brougham

6 pass. $7763 4910 lb 15,200


Engine type Overhead valves. Cast iron block
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Displacement 7.7 Liters
Bore and stroke 109.2mm x 103.1mm
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Brake horsepower (gross SAE) 375 hp @ 4400 rpm
Power (gross SAE) 280 kW @ 4400 rpm
Torque 525 ft. lbs @ 3000 rpm
Torque 712 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Oil pressure 35-40 psi
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV


Model Wheelbase Overall length Tires
Sixty-special 133 in 228.8 in


Controlled differential $58


Automatic Climate Control $537
Cruise control $95
Rear window defogger $32
Door edge guards in 4-door $10
Power door locks for 75s $118
Front and rear floor mats twin type in 75s $10
Twin type floor mats 60s $17
Soft Ray tinted glass $59
Guidematic $51
Lamp monitors $50
License frame(s) $6/1; $12/2
Remote control right mirror $26
Brougham and 75 opera lamps $53
Firemist paint $132
AM/FM pushbutton Radio $138
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio $328
AM/FM radio with tape $416
AM/FM stereo signal-seeking with rear control in 75s $421
Brougham Six-Way seat $92
Six-Way seat in Brougham with passenger Dual-Comfort in Brougham $118
Shoulder belts in rear seat $32
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel $95
Brougham sun roof with vinyl or padded roof mandatory $626
Remote control trunk lock $58
Trunk mat $8
Twilight Sentinel $41
Expanded leather upholstery in Brougham $174
White sidewall L78-15 tires in 75s $49