Fleetwood Cadillac History 1972

Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1972

The Fleetwood 75 had all DeVille equipment (less front seat arm rest on the limousine) plus Automatic Level Control, carpeted foot rests; fixed ratio power steering; remote control righthand outside mirror; rear window defogger; and Automatic Climate Control. The sedan included folding auxiliary seats. The limousine had the doors cut into the roof and had the traditional partition and glass divider. Trim included bright body underscores with rear extensions; horizontal belt moldings; Fleetwood front fender lettering and laurel wreath badges for the hood and deck lid. Several optional rear roof treatments were available making these models a true factory built semi-custom type vehicles.


Character Type Indication
First number “6” to indicate production by Cadillac
Second letter indicates the series as follows: B=Brougham; and F=Fleetwood 75
Third & fourth numbers indicates the body type: 49=Sedan; 69=Brougham; 23=6 pass Limo; 33=9 pass Limo
Fifth letter Engine: R=472 cid
Sixth number Model year. 2= 1972
Seventh letter Manufacturing point. Q=Detroit, MI; E=Linden, NJ
Eighth – thirteenth numbers The sequential production code


Model Name Model No. Body/ Style No. Body Type Seating Factory price Shipping weight Production total
Fleetwood Seventy-Five 697/F F23-R

4-door Fleetwood 75

6 pass. $11,948 5620 lb 995
Fleetwood Seventy-Five 697/F F33-S

4-door Fleetwood Limousine

9 pass. $12,080 5742 lb 960
Fleetwood Seventy-Five 698/Z 69890Z Commercial chassis $- – lb 2462


Engine type Overhead valves. Cast iron block
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Displacement 472 cubic inches (7.7 litres)
Bore and stroke 4.300 x 4.060 inches (109 mm x 103 mm)
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Brake horsepower (net SAE) 220 @ 4400 rpm
Brake horsepower (gross SAE) 345 @ 4400 rpm
Torque 365 ft. lbs @2400 rpm
Oil pressure 35 psi
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV


Model Wheelbase Overall length Tires
Commercial chassis 157.5 in L-78 x 15
Fleetwood 75 151.5 in 250 in


Cruise control $92
Controlled differential $56
Eighty-Amp generator $41
Heavy-duty cooling system $56
Exhaust emission system, required on all cars built for California sale $15
Trailer Towing package $92
Trackmaster $205


Automatic Climate Control $523
Automatic Level Control $77
Rear window defogger $31
Door edge guards in 4-door $9
Power door locks for 75s $115
Power door locks for Brougham $69
Front and rear floor mats twin type in 75s $10
Twin type floor mats $16
Soft Ray tinted glass $57
Bumper impact strips $24
License frame(s) $6/1; $11/2
Remote control right mirror (standard on 75s) $26
Brougham and 75 opera lamps $51
Firemist paint $128
AM/FM pushbutton Radio $183
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio $320
AM/FM radio with tape $406
AM/FM stereo signal-seeking with rear control in 75s $410
Power seat options $89-115
Shoulder belts in rear seat $31
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel $92
Brougham sun roof with vinyl or padded roof mandatory $610
Remote control trunk lock $56
Trunk mat $8
Twilight Sentinel $40
Expanded leather upholstery in Brougham $169
White sidewall L78-15 tires in 75s $47
White sidewall L78-15 tires in Brougham $41