Manufacturer: General Motors Company, Cadillac Division, Warren, Michigan – USA
Type: DeVille Series 68300 / 68367 2-door Convertible
Production time: September 1969 – September 1970
Production outlet: 15,172
Production time: January 1965 – September 1970
Production outlet: 106,242
Engine: 7729cc GM Cadillac V-8 472 OHV I-Head
Power: 375 bhp / 4.400 rpm
Torque: 711 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 206 km/h
Curb weight: 2270 kg
Wheelbase: 129.5 inch
Chassis: GM C-platform perimeter X- frame with box beams and trusses and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw integral hydraulic powered variable ratio recirculating ball (PAS)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic THM-400 three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 4MV 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 98.5 liter
Electric system: Delco-Remy 12 Volts 74 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.9 inch power duo-servo discs
Brakes rear: 12 inch power duo-servo self-adjusting drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Suspension front: independent ball-joint front A-arms, upper trapezoid stabilizer triangle wishbones, lower longitudinal thrust struts, lower single crosslink, sway bar, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: 4 link lower longitudinal thrust arms, upper stabilizer triangle, rubber-mounted strut rods, rubber bushings, sway bar, upper differential brackets, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.93:1
Wheels: 6JK x 15 Kelsey Hayes slotted discs
Tires: L78 x 15 tubeless
Options: automatic level control, power windows, factory Air Conditioning, Automatic Climate Controls, speed control device, tilt telescope steering wheel, factory Cadillac Wonderbar AM/FM Stereo pushbutton radio, power antenna, non-glare rear-view mirror, electric clock, power vent windows, headrests, reclining seats, front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into the cushions and seatbacks, rear cigarette lighters, two-tone colouring
– Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of his key partners and the company was dissolved. With the intent of liquidating the firm’s assets, Ford’s financial backers, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland to appraise the plant and equipment prior to selling them. Instead, Leland persuaded them to continue the automobile business using Leland’s proven 1-cylinder engine. Henry Ford’s departure required a new name, and on August 22, 1902, the company reformed as the Cadillac Automobile Company.
– The Cadillac automobile was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701.
– Cadillac was purchased by the General Motors conglomerate in 1909. Cadillac became General Motors’ prestige division, devoted to the production of large luxury vehicles. In the United States, the name became a synonym for "high quality", used in such phrases as "the Cadillac of watches," referring to a Rolex. In English usage outside North America, other brands are used in such phrases – usually Rolls-Royce.
– The Cadillac line was also GM’s default marque for "commercial chassis" institutional vehicles, such as limousines, ambulances, hearses, and funeral home flower cars. The latter three of which were custom built by aftermarket manufacturers: Cadillac does not produce any such vehicles in factory.
– "DeVilles", derived from “De Ville” (French for “town”), has always been GM’s top-selling luxury series and featured class-leading automotive technology.
– This third generation (1965-1970) was re-designed by Bill Mitchell and Stanley Parker (Cadillac Studio: tailfins canted slightly downward, and sharp distinct body lines replaced the rounded look) and assembled at the Detroit Assembly, Detroit, Michigan – USA.
– The 1970 Cadillac DeVille Series 68300 was available as this 2-door Convertible, as 2-door 68347 Coupé DeVille (76,043 units built), as 4-door 68349 Sedan DeVille (83,274 units built) and as 4-door 68369 Hardtop Sedan DeVille (7,230 units built).
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