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1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
Standard Equipment

Image: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado instrument panel

Above: New Cadillac instrument panel for 1974 took organization of controls and ease of function to a new level of luxury and design. Across the top, an information band of warning lights that get attention when lit. The fuel gauge is also located in the top row, and a new precision digital timepiece is located in the exact center of the car. Driver-only controls, such as headlights, wipers, Climate Control, and Cruise Control are to the left of the steering column. Other controls, for the power antenna, rear defogger, sunroof or convertible top, map light, and the radio, are located to the right of the steering column. Four high capacity air conditioning outlets are spread across the panel at chest level for maximum air flow and comfort. The gracefully curved panel added greatly to Cadillac's "lap-of-luxury" environment, and was used on the Fleetwood Eldorado (with minor changes) through the 1978 model year.

8.2 Litre V-8 Engine (500 CID)
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
Power Windows
Heater and Defroster
Center Front Armrest
Gold On Silver Instrument Panel Knobs*
Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighters, Two Front and Two Rear
Automatic Level Control
Rear Stabilizer Bar*
Precision Digital Clock*
Two-Way Power Front Seat Adjustment
Dual Backup Lights
Cornering Lights
Rear Compartment Lights
Automatic Door Courtesy Lights
Front and Rear Side Marker Lights
Glove Box Light
Map Light
Luggage Compartment Light
Outside Remote Control Mirror
Visor Vanity Mirror, Right Side

Concealed Windshield Washer and Three Speed Wipers
Mist Control Wipers
Mohawk/Meridian Combination Fabric* (Coupe models)
Sierra Grain Leather Upholstery (Convertible models)
Power Hideaway Top (Convertible models)
Starter Interlock System*
Anti-Theft Ignition Key Warning Buzzer
Inside Day-Night Mirror
Front Seat Heat Restraints
Coach Windows (Coupe only)
Dual Accent Stripes* (new design)
Full Eldorado Vaned Wheel Discs* (new design)
Rear Fender Skirts
Full-Length Chrome Body Belt Molding
Integrated Front Bumper Guards with Vinyl Inserts
Impact Cushioning Front and Rear Bumper Systems with Color-Keyed Flexible Urethane Filler Material*
White-On-Gray Front and Rear Bumper Impact Strips*
Flow-Thru Ventilation System
Distressed Pecan Wood-Grain Vinyl Panels*
Litter Container
"Soft Pillow" Door Panels
Door Pull Straps with Matching Seat Fabric Material Inserts*

*Denotes new standard feature for 1974