Model year production was curtailed by labor disputes and peaked at
188,537 units. The new models were introduced September 29, 1970. For
the first time ever, Cadillac built cars outside of Detroit, Michigan. Some
1971 Coupe and Sedan DeVilles were built at a GM Assembly Division
(GMAD) factory in Linden, New Jersey. Sales, for calendar 1971, hit a
new high of 267,868 units. Hints of a forthcoming downsized Cadillac line
were heard in Detroit.