Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1974

Standard equipment on 1974 models in the Fleetwood Seventy-Five line began at the DeVille level, plus

  • Automatic Level Control
  • carpeted foot rests
  • fixed ratio power steering
  • rear seat window defogger
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • trailering package
  • remote control righthand out side rear view mirror.

Black sidewall L78 x 15/D tires (optional on other Cadillacs) were used. Also found on all of the big Fleetwoods were new, gray and white bumper impact strips, which cost extra on other models. Series scripts appeared on the front fenders, behind the wheel housings, and “coach” windows appeared in the rear roof pillar. Twilight Sentinel was now featured on all 75s at regular prices.


Model Body/style Number Body Type Seating Price Weight Production total
Fleetwood Seventy-Five
6F F23/R

4-dr Fleetwood Sedan

6 pass $13,120 5719 895
6F F33/S

4-dr Limousine

9 pass $13,254 5883 1,005
6F F90/Z Commercial chassis 2,265


  • Introductory factory retail prices for conventional Fleetwood models were as follows: F23/R ($12,344) and F33/S ($12,478).
  • A mid-year price increase resulted in the factory retails shown in the chart above.
  • Mid-year price increases, although nothing new to the auto industry, became much more common after the early 1970s.
  • The commercial chassis was built off a 157-1/2 inch wheelbase platform and supplied to professional car makers for the manufacture of hearses and ambulances, etc.


Description Standard Engine Eldorado Engine
Engine type V-8 Overhead valves. Cast iron block V-8 Overhead valves
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Displacement 472 cubic inches (7.7 litres) 500 cubic inches (8.2 litres)
Bore and stroke 4.300 x 4.060 inches
(109 x 103 mm)
4.300 x 4.304
(109 x 109.3 mm)
Compression ratio 8.25:1 8.25:1
Brake horsepower (net SAE) 205 at 4400 rpm 210 @ 3600 rpm
Torque 365 ft. lbs @ 2400 rpm 380 ft. lbs. @ 2000 rpm
Oil pressure 35 psi 35 psi
Carburetor Rochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV


Model Wheelbase Overall length Width Tires
Brougham 133 in 234 in 80 inches L78 x 15/B white sidewall bias belted
Eldorado 126 224 in
Commercial chassis 157.5 in L-78 x 15/B black sidewall bias belted
Seventy-Five 151.5 in 252 in
All others 130 in 231 in


Emissions test, required in California $20
Controlled differential (except Eldorado) $56
High altitude performance package $16
High energy electronic ignition $77


Automatic Climate Control (standard in 75s) $523
Airbag restraint system on Brougham not 75s $225
Brougham d’Elegance group $750
Cruise control $95
Rear window defogger except 75s $64
DeLuxe robe and pillow $85
Door edge guards. four-door $10
Power door locks four-door except 75 $69
Power door locks 75 sedan and limousine $115
Dual Comfort front seat in 75 Sedan $108
Fleetwood Brougham Talisman group $1800
Fleetwood Brougham Talisman group with leather trim $2450
Front/rear twin floormats in Brougham $17
Twin rubber front floor mats in 75s $11
Soft-Ray tinted glass $57
Guidematic headlamp control $49
Trumpet horn $15
Bumper impact strips, standard on 75s $24
Lamp monitors $48
License frame $6
Illuminated vanity mirror, $43
Righthand remote control outside rear view mirror, standard in 75s $27
Opera lamps on Brougham/75s $52
Firemist paint $132
Special Firemist paint $200
Special non-Firemist paint $174
All radios have power antenna
AM/FM pushbutton $203
AM/FM with tape $426
AM/FM signal seeking $340
AM/FM stereo with rear control in 75s $430
Fully-padded vinyl roof on 75s $741
Six-Way power seat in Fleetwood, except limousine $89
Six-Way power seat passenger seat only, with Dual-Comfort $120
Six-Way power seat driver’s seat only, with Dual-Comfort $89
Tilt & Telescope steering $94
Sun roof, Brougham $610
Theft deterrent system $80
Left hand remote control thermometer mirror $15
Tires, L78 x 15/D whitewall, on 75s $47
Tires, L78 x 15/D whitewall, on Brougham $41
Tires, LR78 x 15/B whitewall steel belted radial on 75s $162
Tires, L78 x 15/B blackwall bias belted with Space Saver spare $35
Tires, L78 x 15/B whitewall bias belted with Space Saver spare $63
Trailering package, standard on 75s $65
Remote control trunk lock $60
Trunk mat $80
Twilight Sentinel, standard in 75s $42
Expanded vinyl upholstery in Brougham $184
Special wheel discs $40
Controlled cycle windshield wipers $25