This year the Fleetwood D’Elegance became an upscale version of the Sedan DeVille. Like the DeVille, the Fleetwood D’Elegance had new deflected disc front strut valving, a new two-piece front strut mount, new shear-type rear strut mounts and new hydro-elastic engine mounts. The result of these changes was a smoother and quieter ride. The rear brake drums and master cylinder was also revised to provide less pedal travel and improved modulation.
90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, aluminum block and cast iron cylinder liners, cast iron cylinder heads
250.4 cu. in. (4.1 liters)
Bore & stroke
3.47 in. x 3.31 in.
130 @ 4200 rpm
200 lb.-ft. @ 2200 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Digital electronic fuel injection
THM 440-T4 automatic four-speed (includes overdrive and viscous converter clutch)
power-assisted rack and pinion.
Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
fully independent with coil springs. Automatic level control and strut-type superlift shock absorbers
power front discs, rear drum
integral body frame
Ride and handling package
Aluminum alloy wheels
Performance enhancement package (included in touring coupe and sedan, may also be ordered separately), contains
15 in. aluminum alloy wheels
Eagle GT P215/65R15 blackwall tires or whitewall tires