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Many appearance improvements marked the 1954 Cadillacs. They included

  • a lower, sleeker body
  • a new cellular grille insert
  • inverted gull-wing front bumpers
  • tapered "Dagmar" style bumper guards.

Round, jet-style dual exhaust outlets were incorporated into the vertical bumper extensions and the rear bumper was entirely redesigned. An Eldorado type wraparound windshield was seen on all models. Sedans used a distinctive type of window reveal molding which created a built-in sun visor effect. For coupes, a smoothly curved wraparound backlight (i.e., rear window) was referred to as the "Florentine" style rear window. A wide ventilator intake now stretched across the base of the windshield on all models and the chrome visored headlamp look was emphasized.

Cadillac offered four models: Series 62 (including the Sedan, Sedan DeVille, and Coupe DeVille), Series 50 Special Fleetwood, Series 75 Fleetwood, and Eldorado Special.


1954 Cadillac Notes

  • Assembly of 1954 models began January 4, 1954 after a 25 day halt for changeover to new production specifications.
  • Fiberglass-bodied Cadillac show cars appearing at the GM Motorama this year included the Park Avenue four-door sedan, El Camino coupe, and La Espada convertible.
  • Don E. Ahrens was general manager
  • Charles F. Arnold was chief engineer
  • Edward Glowacke was chief designer (Cadillac Studio)
  • James M. Roche was general sales manager
  • Cadillacs are longer, lower, wider, with up to 230 bhp -- and the first with standard power steering
  • Designer "Dutch" Darrin buys 100 leftover Kaiser-Darrins and install Cadillac V-8 engines
  • Cadillac production figures
Series 6258,024 (decreased 12,340)
Sedan de Ville1 (prototype)
Coupe de Ville17,170 (increased 2,620)
Eldorado2,150 (increased 1,618)
Series 6016,200 (decreased 3,800)
Series 753,135 (decreased 1,070)