Cadillac Fleetwood Accessories

Cadillac Fleetwood Survey

The Cadillac Fleetwood was a full-size luxury vehicle manufactured by Cadillac in America from 1947 to 1999. The name Fleetwood was first used with the Series 60 Special Fleetwood nameplate. The car was designated as the flagship model when it was first introduced and continued in that position for a number of decades. Over its lifespan it always had an automatic transmission as standard and an option of multiple V8 and V6 engines were offered over the generations. It also came in a range different bodystyles including a coupe, convertible, sedan and a limousine was first offered in 1977 as an option. For 1989, the Fleetwood line was aligned more-closely with the Deville, essentially becoming trim variations on the same vehicle.

The coupe versions of both shared the old 110.8 in wheelbase, while the sedans (including the "Sixty Special") were unified at 113.8 in . Exterior dimensions were also identical between the model lines, with a length of 202.3 n and 205.3 in for the coupe and sedan, respectively. The US$30,000 sticker price was a bargain compared to the large German luxury cars of the time, but Car and Driver felt that there was no comparison. They felt that the ride was "harsh", surprising when combined with a "feeble". And the 155 hp V8 could only manage 10.9 s to 60 mph for the 3615 lb car. Power jumped to 180 hp from the same 4.5 L engine for 1990 through the use of a dual-stage air intake manifold and other changes. It was replaced by the 200 hp 4.9 L HT-4900 for 1991.

Cadillac Fleetwood Chrome The Fleetwood departed the front-drive line-up for 1993 (as the Fleetwood name went on the new rear-drive replacement for the 1992 Brougham). Sixty Special continued in its front-wheel drive form, as it had since it was re-introduced in 1987, but this would be the last year. To visually differentiate the 1989 - 1993 De Ville from the upper-rung Fleetwood and Sixty-Special models, the front-drive Fleetwoods and Sixty Specials use fender-mounted "spats" or skirts over the rear wheels, while De Ville had full rear-wheel openings. For its final-year, there were 5,292 Sixty Specials built in 1993, including 688 with the optional "Ultra" Package that featured 22-way adjustable front seats, designed in Italy by Giorgio Guigiaro.

This distinctive seating package had been standard on the Sixty Special since 1989, but in 1993, it became a $3,550.00 option.While it was based upon the deVille, the Sixty Special included eleven items as standard Cadillac Fleetwood Accessories, while those eleven items were optional at extra cost on deVilles, and in addition there were options for the Sixty Special, that were NOT available on the deVille, such as "Memory Seat" for driver with 2 recall settings, an "Exit" button" when pushed automatically powered the driver seat all the way rearward, and dual front seat power recliners. On the exterior the rear wheels were partially covered with the fender skirts, giving the car a longer and more "formal" look than the deVille. Both the Fleetwood and Deville were coded as C-bodies in the fourth digit of the VIN.

Cadillac Fleetwood WheelsThe fifth digit coded the Deville as "D" (with the later Touring Sedan becoming "T"), the Fleetwood as "B", and the Fleetwood Sixty Special as "S". The Sixty Special became the "G" code for 1991, and switched back to "B" for its 1993 run. For 1993, the Fleetwood name was switched from the Deville's front wheel drive C-body to the newly revised rear wheel drive D-body, being one of the first American front-wheel drive vehicles to be returned to rear-wheel drive. This new body was based on that of the Chevrolet Caprice and Buick Roadmaster. The Fleetwood was the largest production car made in the United States until production ceased in 1996. In 1994 the Corvette-derived LT-1 350 cu in (5.7 L) engine to make 260 horsepower along with the new 4L60E automatic transmission.

Between 1993 and 1996, the Fleetwood Commercial chassis was used in lieu of the DeVille for funeral coaches and limousines. The DeVille was used again in 1997. The 7,000 lb (3,200 kg) trailer towing package returned to the Gen 5 Fleetwood in 1993, something not seen in a production sedan since the 1971-1976 Gen 3 Fleetwood. The RPO V4P package included heavy duty cooling (RPO V08, which consisted of a 7 blade mechanical fan and an extra capacity radiator), RPO FE2 Suspension System Ride Handling, HD 4L60 transmission, RPO KC4 Cooling System Engine Oil, RPO KD1 Cooling System Transmission Oil, RPO KG9 140 amp alternator, and RPO GT4 3.73 gears with an 8.5" ring gear.