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1971 CADILLAC CALAIS Cadillac Index
Cadillacs were completely restyled with pairs of individually housed squarish headlamps set wider apart. The V-shaped grille had an egg crate style insert and was protected by massive vertical guards framing a rectangular license plate indentation. The Calais wheelbase stretched to 133 inches. It also featured a wide hood with full-length windsplits, a prominent center crease, and hidden windshield wipers. A Cadillac crest decorated the nose and new indicator lamps appeared atop each front fender. A horizontal beltline molding ran from behind the front wheel housing, almost to the rear, stopping where an elliptical bulge in the body came to a point. The rear wheel openings were again enclosed with fender skirts. Calais signature scripts were on front fenders and the right side of the deck lid. Taillamps were of the same general shape as last year, but were no longer divided by a chrome bar. Long, horizontal backup lamps were set in the bumper, on either side of a deeply recessed license plate housing. Standard Calais equipment included

Model NameModel NumberBody/Style NumberBody TypeSeatingFactory priceShipping weightProduction total
Calais71-68268249N4-door Hardtop Sedan6 pass.$60754715 lb3569
Calais71-68268247G2-door Hardtop Coupe6 pass.$58994635 lb3360

Engine typeOverhead valves. Cast iron block
Main bearingsFive
Valve liftersHydraulic
Displacement472 cubic inches (7.7 litres)
Bore and stroke4.300 x 4.060 inches (109 mm x 103 mm)
Compression ratio8.8:1
Brake horsepower (gross SAE)375 at 4400 rpm
Torque525 ft. lbs @3000 rpm
Oil pressure35-40 psi
CarburetorRochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV

ModelWheelbaseOverall lengthTires
Commercial chassis157.5 in-L-78 x 15
Seventy-Five151.5 in247.3 in
Sixty-special133 in228.8 in
Eldorado126.3221.6 in
All others130 in225.8 in



Automatic Climate Control$537
Automatic Level Control for Calais and DeVille$79
Cruise control$95
Rear window defogger$32
Door edge guards in 2-door$6
Door edge guards in 4-door$10
Power door locks$71
Power door locks with electric seat back release in coupes$71
DeVille Dual Comfort front seat$105
Twin type floor mats$17
Soft Ray tinted glass$59
Lamp monitors$50
License frame(s)$6/1; $12/2
Remote control right mirror$26
Firemist paint$132
AM/FM pushbutton Radio$138
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio$328
AM/FM radio with tape$416
DeVille vinyl roof$156
DeVille Six-Way seat$92
Six-Way seat in DeVille/Calais with passenger Dual-Comfort in DeVille$118
Shoulder belts in rear seat$32
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel$95
DeVille/Brougham sun roof with vinyl or padded roof mandatory$626
Remote control trunk lock$58
Trunk mat$8
Twilight Sentinel$41
Expanded vinyl Calais upholstery$42
Expanded leather upholstery in DeVille$174

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