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1970 Cadillac Production Numbers/Specifications

PRODUCTION NUMBERS
INTRODUCTION DATE:
September 18, 1969
TOTAL PRODUCTION:
238,745
TOP: MODEL/BODY CODE/MODEL NAME/BASE PRICE
BOTTOM LINE: WEIGHT/PRODUCTION
70-682 68247G Calais Coupe $5,637
Weight: 4620 Built: 4,724
70-682 68249N Calais Sedan $5,813
Weight: 4680 Built: 5,187
70-683 68347J Coupe deVille $5,884
Weight: 4650 Built: 76,043
70-683 68349B Hardtop Sedan deVille $6,118
Weight: 4725 Built: 83,274
70-683 68367F DeVille Convertible $6,068
Weight: 4660 Built: 15,172
70-683 68369L Sedan deVille $6,118
Weight: 4690 Built: 7,230
70-680 68069M Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan $6,953
Weight: 4830 Built: 1,738
70-681 68169P Fleetwood Brougham $7,284
Weight: 4835 Built: 16,913
70-697 69723R Fleetwood Seventy-Five Sedan $11,039
Weight: 5530 Built: 876
70-697 69733S Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine $11,178
Weight: 5630 Built: 1,240
70-698 69890Z Commercial Chassis $ N/A
Weight: N/A Built: 2,506
Note: 1970 Eldorado Production Numbers are listed in a separate section, but the total production figure above includes the Eldorado.
SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE CODE
ENGINE DETAILS
-- 472 CID V-8
Bore and Stroke: 4.3 x 4.06 inches
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Brake Horsepower: 375 @ 4400 rpm
Torque: @
Carburetor: Rochester 4V Quadrajet (model 4MV)
TRANSMISSION CODE
TRANSMISSION DESCRIPTION
-- Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic
REAR AXLE CODE
REAR AXLE RATIO
-- All models except as below: 2.93:1
Fleetwood Seventy-Five: 3.15:1
TIRE SIZE
BRAKES
L78 x 15 Bias-Belted Fiberglass BSW Power Front Disc/Rear Finned Drum (Dual system)
WHEELBASE
DIMENSIONS
129.5 inches
Sixty Special/Brougham: 133 inches
Seventy-Five: 149.8 inches
Front Tread: 63"
Rear Tread: 63"
Length: 225 inches
Sixty Special/Brougham: 228.5 inches
Seventy-Five: 245.3 inches
Width: --
Height: --
Trunk: --
STEERING
CAPACITIES
Variable-Ratio Power Steering
Steering Ratio: 16.1:1
Steering Ratio Fleetwood Seventy-Five: 16.3:1
Turning Angle: 38.5°
Fuel Tank: 26 gallons
Cooling System: 21-1/3 qts. (Heater)
21-3/4 qts. (Air conditioned)
SPECIAL NOTES
1970 final year for:
- Sedan deVille (pillared)
- DeVille Convertible
- Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan
- Cadillac Division set a new all-time production record for the 1970 model year.

1970 first year for:
- Concealed windshield antenna introduced
- "V" emblem dropped on Calais and DeVille models
- Raised wing crest emblem returned to forward edge of front fenders
Image: 1970 Cadillac Calais Coupe


Calais Coupe

Image: 1970 Cadillac Calais Hardtop Sedan

Calais Hardtop Sedan

Image: 1970 Cadillac Sedan deVille

Sedan deVille

Image: 1970 Cadillac Hardtop Sedan deVille

Hardtop Sedan deVille

Image: 1970 Cadillac Coupe deVille

Coupe deVille

Image: 1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

DeVille Convertible

Image: 1970 Cadillac Sixty Special Sedan

Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan

Image: 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

Fleetwood Brougham

Image: 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Sedan and Limousine

Fleetwood Seventy-Five Sedan and Limousine

A NEW YEAR, A NEW DECADE, AND A NEW RECORD

Cadillac welcomed the 1970s with a mild restyle of its 1969 styling that included an attractive new grille, wheel covers, tail lights and rear bumper. New interior upholsteries complemented Cadillac's elegant exterior and provided passengers with the luxury expected in a Cadillac.

The 1970 Cadillacs were popular, with 238,745 being built for the model year, a new divisional record and the first new record in two years. In keeping with Cadillac's policy of continuous improvement, a new rear axle design was introduced for 1970. The new axle was quieter, with improved durability and provided the most torque capacity of any car in the industry at the time. Maintenance was easier on the new axle, and interior spaciousness benefited from the lower drive line.

Optional radios for 1970 included both AM and FM bands for maximum station availability. A new antenna was embedded in the windshield, which eliminated the exterior fender mast but created reception problems.

Despite the new year, decade, and production record, 1970 was also a year of lasts at Cadillac. At the end of the model year, three models would be quietly discontinued. The Sedan deVille model with B-pillar in 1970 sold 7,230 copies compared to the more popular Hardtop Sedan deVille at 83,274—making it the most popular model in the lineup. So it wasn't really a huge surprise to see it discontinued, especially given the public's fondness for hardtop styling at the time.

The second model to be discontinued was the Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan, which also sold poorly in comparison to its sister Fleetwood Brougham. This was the most historic nameplate of the three to be retired, and we have prepared a special article in honor of the model. Please read Farewell, Sixty Special Sedan for details.

The third and final model to retire after 1970 was the DeVille Convertible, which dated back to the 1940 Series 62 Convertible Coupe. Convertible sales had been declining for several years, and Cadillac decided to upgrade its convertible model for 1971 into the Fleetwood Eldorado line. The glamorous new convertible would continue to be made through 1976, when it became the last American convertible to be built for a few years.

The 1970 model year established Cadillac as the top selling luxury car in America (again), and led the way into a decade that would see gas shortages, tougher safety standards, a new era of electronics in automobiles, Cadillac's first smaller luxury car, and a continuation of the traditional luxury, elegance, and value the Cadillac brand was known for.