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|
- 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|
|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)
|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|
|Brougham||133 in||234 in||80 inches||L78 x 15/B white sidewall bias belted|
|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|