Cadillac power brakes with self-adjusting shoes; finned front and composite finned rear drums. Split hydraulic master cylinder provides independent piston and fluid reservoir for front and rear brakes.
Serves as true auxiliary brake... will not lock in position with engine running and car in gear... can be operated as a foot emergency brake while car is in motion. Automatically releases when transmission is in any drive range with engine running.
Cadillac variable ratio power steering is standard equipment (except Seventy-Five models). Energy absorbing steering wheel and column . Overall steering ratio of 16.7 to 1 (except 18.2 on Seventy-Five models and 16.3 on Eldorado) and 38.5 degrees turning angle provides fast response and short turning diameter.
Perimeter frame is fully boxed in its entire length with hidden bulkheads for additional torsional rigidity. Eldorado has a frame especially designed for its front wheel drive and front and rear suspension systems.
Low-pressure, 2-ply, tubeless, size 9.00 x 15 on all models except the Fleetwood Seventy-Five, on which the size is 8.20 x 15, 4-ply. Black sidewalls are standard on all models. White sidewalls may be selected on all models.
(standard equipment) On the side of front fenders, activated by directional signal lever when headlamp switch is on. Project a beam of light from the side of the car, thus illuminating roadside and road signs for convenience at night.
Front and rear, 62.5". (Eldorado 63.5", front; 63", rear.)
129.5" (Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan and Brougham, 133"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 149.75"; Eldorado, 120".) Overall Length: 224" (Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan and Brougham, 227.5"; Fleetwood Seventy-Five, 244.5"; Eldorado, 221".)
Additional Body Colors not shown on cars illustrated include: Grecian White, Regal Silver, Summit Gray, Marina Blue, Admiralty Blue, Sherwood Green, Regent Maroon, Crystal Firemist, Olympic Bronze Firemist and Ember Firemist. Note: When leather is used in the De Ville and Fleetwood