8.2 Litre V-8 Engine
Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
Front Wheel Drive
Variable-Ratio Power Steering
Dual Power Brakes with Front Discs
L78-15 Bias-Belted, Fiberglass Black Sidewall Tires
Heater and Defroster
Center Front Armrest
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighters, Two Front and Two Rear
Automatic Level Control
Two-Way Power Front Seat Adjustment
Dual Backup Lights
Rear Compartment Lights
Automatic Door Courtesy Lights
Front and Rear Side Marker Lights
Glove Box Light
Luggage Compartment Light
Outside Remote Control Mirror
Visor Vanity Mirror, Right Side
Concealed Windshield Washer and Three Speed Wipers
Mist Control Wipers
Morocco or Mandate Cloth Upholstery (Coupe models)
Sierra Grain Leather Upholstery (Convertible models)
Power Hideaway Top (Convertible models)
Anti-Theft Ignition Key Warning Buzzer
Inside Day-Night Mirror
Front Seat Heat Restraints
Coach Windows (Coupe only)
Two Dual Hood Stripes*
Full Eldorado Wheel Discs
Rear Fender Skirts
Chrome Mid-Body Molding
Integrated Front Bumper Guards with Vinyl Inserts
Improved Front Bumper Yield Strength*
Front and Rear Bumper Impact Strips*
Flow-Thru Ventilation System
*Denotes new standard feature for 1972
Above: 1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado Coupe in Balmoral Green Firemist.
Note new standard wheel discs, front bumper guards and impact strips, cornering
lights, stand-up hood ornament, and body side molding. The script on the front fender is new this year as well.
Although the appearance of the 1972 Eldorado differed little from the previous
year, many detail changes were made between the years. For instance, the
1972 models received softer, more comfortable seating and softer head restraints.
The front seat backs included a bright molding to dress up their appearance,
and interior chrome highlights inside the car now had a jeweled finish.
The Flow-Thru Ventilation System was greatly improved for 1972, and the
front bumper was made stronger and designed to absorb minor impacts better
without damage to the car. Front and rear rubber and polyvinyl chloride
impact strips helped to protect the bumpers.
Front and rear Lamp Monitors allowed the driver to know at a glance whether
the exterior lights were functioning properly. An instrument panel light
warned when washer fluid was low.
An improved automatic choke ensured cold weather engine performance was
stable, and a purging system for stored fuel vapors minimized emissions
to the atmosphere. The rear springs were helical-coil type for improved
Considering that the 1971 models were fine automobiles, these improvements
further emphasize Cadillac's goal of providing supreme comfort and worry
free driving for its owners.