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1972 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Cadillac Index
Fleetwood Sixty-Special: This model had all DeVille features plus Automatic Level Control and, on the Brougham, Dual comfort front seat; rear seat reading light; carpeted foot rests; and a padded vinyl roof with rear window chrome molding. As the only Cadillac on the 133 inch wheelbase, Broughams were identified by their large, rounded corner, four window styling, Fleetwood front fender lettering; and laurel wreath hood and deck badges. Many were sold equipped with the coach lamp option and bright body underscores, with rear extensions.

Fleetwood Seventy-Five: The Fleetwood 75 had all DeVille equipement (less front seat arm rest on the limousine) plus Automatic Level Control, carpeted foot rests; fixed ratio power steering; remote control righthand coutside mirror; rear window defogger; and Automatic Climate Control. The sedan included folding auxilliary seats. The limousine had the doors cut into the roof and had the traditional partition and glass divider. Trim included bright body underscores with rear extensions; horizontal belt moldings; Fleetwood front fender lettering and laurel wreath badges for the hood and deck lid. Several optional rear roof treatments were available making these models a true factory built semi-custom type vehicles.

ID DATA
CharacterTypeIndication
Firstnumber"6" to indicate production by Cadillac
Secondletterindicates the series as follows: B=Brougham; and F=Fleetwood 75
Third & fourthnumbersindicates the body type: 49=Sedan; 69=Brougham; 23=6 pass Limo; 33=9 pass Limo
FifthletterEngine: R=472 cid
SixthnumberModel year. 2= 1972
SeventhletterManufacturing point. Q=Detroit, MI; E=Linden, NJ
Eighth - thirteenthnumbersThe sequential production code


MODEL DESCRIPTION
Model NameModel NumberBody/Style NumberBody TypeSeatingFactory priceShipping weightProduction total
Fleetwood Sixty-Special681/BB69-P4-dr Brougham6 pass.$76374858 lb20,750
Fleetwood Seventy-Five697/FF23-R4-dr Sedan6 pass.$11,9485620 lb995
Fleetwood Seventy-Five697/FF33-S4-dr Limousine9 pass.$12,0805742 lb960
Fleetwood Seventy-Five698/Z69890ZCommercial chassis-$-- lb2462


ENGINE
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 ratio8.5:1
Brake horsepower (net SAE)220 at 4400 rpm
Brake horsepower (gross SAE)345 at 4400 rpm
Torque365 ft. lbs @2400 rpm
Oil pressure35 psi
CarburetorRochester four-barrel Quadrajet Model 4MV


ModelWheelbaseOverall lengthTires
Commercial chassis157.5 in-L-78 x 15
Fleetwood 75151.5 in250 in
Fleetwood 60-Special133 in232 in


POWERTRAIN OPTIONS
Cruise control$92
Controlled differential$56
Eighty-Amp generator$41
Heavy-duty cooling system$56
Exhaust emission system, required on all cars built for California sale$15
Trailer Towing package$92
Trackmaster$205


CONVENIENCE OPTIONS
Automatic Climate Control$523
Automatic Level Control$77
Rear window defogger$31
Door edge guards in 4-door$9
Power door locks for 75s$115
Power door locks for Brougham$69
Front and rear floor mats twin type in 75s$10
Twin type floor mats$16
Soft Ray tinted glass$57
Bumper impact strips$24
License frame(s)$6/1; $11/2
Remote control right mirror (standard on 75s)$26
Brougham and 75 opera lamps$51
Firemist paint$128
AM/FM pushbutton Radio$183
AM/FM signal-seeking stereo Radio$320
AM/FM radio with tape$406
AM/FM stereo signal-seeking with rear control in 75s$410
Power seat options$89-115
Shoulder belts in rear seat$31
Tilt and Telescope steering wheel$92
Brougham sun roof with vinyl or padded roof mandatory$610
Remote control trunk lock$56
Trunk mat$8
Twilight Sentinel$40
Expanded leather upholstery in Brougham$169
White sidewall L78-15 tires in 75s$47
White sidewall L78-15 tires in Brougham$41

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