Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1974

The 1974 Fleetwood Sixty-Special Brougham came with all DeVille standard equipment plus Automatic Level Control; Dual Comfort front seat; front and rear reading lights; padded vinyl roof with chrome rear window moldings; carpeted foot rests and L78 x 15/B white sidewall tires of bias-belted construction. Fleetwood ornamentation, nameplates and round corner, four window roof styling were seen again. The Brougham d’Elegance option package was available again, including the same type of appointments outlined for the DeVille d’Elegance, but at nearly twice the price on the bigger car. Even more ostentatious was the Talisman group with

  • four-place seating in Medici crushed velour arm chair style seats
  • full length center consoles with writing set in front and rear vanity
  • reclining front passenger seat
  • assist straps
  • special Turbine wheel discs
  • seat back pockets
  • deep-pile carpeting floor mats
  • standup hood ornament and special rear roof pillar Fleetwood Talisman scripts

Even more luxurious was a leather trim Talisman package, an option which cost only $100 less than a brand new 1974 four-cylinder Ford Pinto two-door sedan!


Model Body/style Number Body Type Seating Price Weight Production total
6B B69/P
4-dr Fleetwood Brougham Sedan

6 pass $9537 5143 18,250


  • Introductory factory retail price was $8,083.
  • 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