Further recommended reading includes: Standard Catalog of Cadillac, 1903-2000 edited by James T. Minor changes to the grille caused the rectangular parking lights to be set slightly higher. The 1973 Calais was noticeably outfitted with energy-absorbing bumpers, which added 300 pounds weight and 6 inches in length to the cars. The rear wheel openings were again housed in fender skirts. If this is true, so feel free to contact us. Eight different color accent stripes were available. Cylinders: 8 Fuel: Gasoline Transmission: Automatic Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive Interior color: Gold Vehicle Title: Clear Item location: Vail, Arizona, United States 1974 Cadillac DeVille 2 Dr.
America's Number One Luxury Car. Automatic level control was available. Narrow vertical taillamps were seen again and had smaller bottom lenses pointing downward in the bumper. Leather bolsters and trim were still available but soon would be giving way to vinyl; traditionally, the seating in the driver's compartment was black leather; an electrically-operated glass partition separated driver and passengers in the formal version; a landau top could be ordered, giving for more privacy to rear seat occupants; it did away with the quarter window and was decorated with imitation landau bars. Rear end styling revisions were highlighted by metal divided taillamps and a painted lower bumper section.
It is in all original condition. Standard wheel discs and winged crest fender tip emblems were new. Known today as airbags, this option provided protection for front seat occupants in the case of a frontal collision. Make: Cadillac Model: DeVille SubModel: Calais Type: 2 Dr Coupe Trim: 2 Dr. The frame was stretched by 7.
The bespoke Brougham d'Elégance model has a stand-up wreath and crest on the hood, a padded elk-grain vinyl roof with the name Brougham d'Elégance set in the sail panel, and special turbine-blade wheel discs. . A new cross hatched grille also appeared. There were 14 new paint colors and 147 upholstery combinations. If you would like to send another message about this vehicle or press the button below. Perimeter frame construction allowed positioning of the engine forward in the frame, thus lowering the transmission hump and increasing interior room.
A wide hood with full-length windsplints, a prominent center crease and hidden windshield wipers was seen. Styling changes for 1975 brought dual rectangular headlamp lenses flanked by rectangular cornering lamps wrapped around the body. Those paired, wrap-around lamps are the dead giveaway for all 1974 cars except for the Eldorado coupe and convertible. All Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousines included Black Leather for the Chauffeur's front seat. The 1972 Calais was little changed from the previous year, though new standard equipment included a flow-through ventilation system, automatic parking brake release, and passenger assist straps.
Technical improvements included a revised engine valve train, improved carburetor, Mylar printed circuit instrument panel, re-tuned body mounts, and a new engine clutch fan for quieter operation. Narrow V-shaped tail lights were also seen with bottom lenses located below the bumper. Rear end styling was modestly altered with the deck lid having more of a rake. There was generally less chrome on all Cadillac models this year. Bid with confidence, this is a great car.
The roofline was squarer and the rear deck and bumper more sculptured. Standard Catalog of Cadillac 1903-2005. Larger vertical rectangles housed the parking lamps between the wide spaced headlamps which had square bezels but round lenses. New standard features included a Light Group, a Mirror Group, a trip odometer and an ignition key warning buzzer. The sew pattern used in 1974 was originally introduced in 1973, with a different upholstery material. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder.
Rear quarters were extended to give the car a longer look. Sales of the Calais had been falling steadily for years and the price between the entry-level Calais and the base De Ville had become much narrower. Find an inventory of used 1974 Cadillac Calais car and truck parts from 100+ top auto dismantlers, modern junkyards and used parts dealers. For the first time since 1964, there were dual horizontal headlamps which were positioned in the outboard step down areas of the all new grille. It is in all original condition.
The equally luxurious Fleetwood Talisman also has the a stand-up wreath and crest on the hood, the padded elk-grain vinyl roof with the name Fleetwood Talisman set in the sail panel, and special wheel discs. Cadillac, always ' technology leader, offered most De Ville options on the Calais, such as and the. A new ventilation system eliminated the need for vent windows, which provided a longer sleeker and cleaner look with improved visibility. Vertical guards were spaced much further apart at a point outboard of the grille. New standard features included Soft-Ray tinted glass, spare tire cover, trunk mat, washer fluid level indicator, and steel belted radial whitewall tires. Exterior distinctions came from a Calais signature script above the rear end of the horizontal belt molding just ahead of the taillamp dividers and from the use of small square back-up light lenses set into the lower bumper as opposed to the long rectangular lenses used on the De Ville.