Under the name of Fleetwood, the U.S. car manufacturer Cadillac marketed from 1946 to its particularly luxurious and expensive models.
The name " Fleetwood " served partly as a domestic or semi-official additional designation of some models, some of it was an official and fully valid model name.
The name Fleetwood goes back to the Fleetwood Metal Body Co., a respected, originally independent, later taken over by General Motors coachbuilder, of the bodies for the luxurious Cadillac models presented in the pre-war period, while the cheaper versions bodies by Fisher Bodies received.
In the postwar years, the Cadillac Sixty Special models and contributed Series 75/2 officially the additional designation Fleetwood, as well as of model year 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. From 1965 contributed Sixty Special, Eldorado and 75 then officially named the Fleetwood Sixty Special Fleetwood Eldorado and Fleetwood 75
From model year 1975, the Fleetwood Sixty Special was replaced by the Fleetwood Brougham. From 1976, the Fleetwood Eldorado was again just Eldorado, both were from the Fleetwood 75 Fleetwood Limousine. Details of these models can be found under the respective lemmas.
Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special ( 1958)
Cadillac Fleetwood (1962 )
Cadillac Fleetwood 75 (1969 )
Cadillac Fleetwood (1975 )
Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (1983 )
Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan (1985-1992)
As a stand-alone model name Fleetwood was used again from the autumn of 1985, which designated the better-equipped versions of the new, smaller and converted to front-wheel drive Cadillac DeVille. Available a sedan and a coupe were driven from our own 4.1 -liter V8.
From 1987, the Fleetwood was replaced by the Fleetwood d'Elegance, which there was only a four-door. In addition, there were on a longer wheelbase ( 294.1 instead of 281.4 cm) again a Fleetwood 60 Special ( also only available as a sedan ) in the program.
From 1989 to 1992, the Fleetwood d'Elegance was again only Fleetwood and the coupe version moved back into range. In 1989, the wheelbase of Fleetwood sedan and Fleetwood was unified 60 Special on 289.1 cm; the Fleetwood coupe retained the shorter wheelbase of the DeVille models.
From 1988, the Fleetwood was powered by an enlarged 4.5 liter V8 whose displacement further increased to 4.9 liters for 1991 model year.
Cadillac Fleetwood (1993-1996)
For the model year 1993, the large Cadillac Brougham was replaced with rear-wheel drive with the new Cadillac Fleetwood, who was technically related with Chevrolet Caprice and Buick Roadmaster and was therefore still driven by the rear wheels.
With a length of 572 cm, it was the largest in the United States produced automobile of the time. It was powered by a 5.7 -liter V8 with fuel injection, which was coupled with a four-speed automatic ( 4L60E ). In addition to the basic model a rich featured Fleetwood Brougham was on offer.
Until the summer of 1996 a total of 101 698 copies were made of this last Fleetwood.