Stylingfacelifts on the cars in the 75 Fleetwood line conformed to those seen on the other models. Appearance features and equipment were about the same as in previous years. Regular production models included the Imperial eight-passenger limousine with glass partition or eight-passenger sedan, both with jump seats.
I. D. NUMBERS
Serial numbers and engine numbers were again one and the same.
They appeared on the right-hand side of the crankcase above the water pump and on the right frame side bar behind the engine support.
The first two symbols were “53” for 1953.
The next two symbols indicated the series as follows:
“62” = Series 62 (including Eldorado)
“60” = Series Sixty Special Fleetwood
“75” = Series 75 Fleetwood
The remaining digits represented the consecutive unit number and began with 00000 for all series.
All series had the same ending number, which would be misinterpreted if listed.
NOTE: The commercial chassis featured a 3988mm wheelbase and was provided to makers of professional vehicles for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.
V-8 Overhead valves.
Cast iron block.
Bore and stroke
96.8mm x 92.1mm
210 hp @ 4150 rpm
157 kW @ 4150 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters.
with Hydra-Matic Transmission:
Carter WCFB four-barrel Model 2005S
also – Rochester 4GC four-barrel Model 7005100.
with Dynaflow Transmission:
Carter WCFB four-barrel Models 2088S, 2119S, and 2119SA
also – Rochester 4GC four-barrel Model 7006215.
NOTE: After the Hydra-Matic plant fire approximately 19,000 Cadillacs were sold with Buick Dynaflow transmission attachments. This was referred to as the “Twin Turbine” drive.
8.20 x 15
Rear axle ratios
Dual exhaust system standard
Hydra-Matic drive on Series 75 ($186).
Heating and ventilation system ($199).
Power steering ($177).
Signal-seeking radio with preselector and antenna ($132).
Remote control signal-seeking radio with preselector and antenna ($214).
Five white sidewall tires ($48 exchange).
Tinted E-Z-Eye glass ($46).
Autronic Eye Automatic headlamp beam control ($53).
Chrome wire wheels ($325).
Air conditioning ($620).
The Style Number 7533 Series 75 Fleetwood Imperial sedan was fitted with an hydraulically operated glass driver’s partition.
Also, 28000 Cadillacs were built with Buick Dynaflow transmission after GM’s Hydramatic plant burned to the ground.