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1966 Cadillac

1966 Cadillac

For 1966 Cadillac offered 12 models in three series, Calais, DeVille, and Fleetwood. Cadillac "firsts" seen this season included variable ratio steering and optional front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into cushions and seatbacks. Comfort and convenience innovations were head rests, reclining seats and an AM/FM stereo system. Engineering improvements made to the perimeter frame increased ride and ease of handling. Newly designed piston and oil rings were adopted and new engine and body mountings were employed. All models, except the 75 Series limousines, were mildly facelifted. Changes included a somewhat coarser mesh for the radiator grille insert, which was now divided by a thick, bright metal horizontal center bar housing rectangular parking lamps at its outer ends. A Cadillac crest and V-shaped molding trimmed the hood of Calais. Separate, rectangular side marker lamps replaced the integral grille extension designs. There was generally less chrome on all Cadillac models this year.


Model No.Style No.Body TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
4-door Sedan

4-door Sedan

6$51712027 kg4,575
4-door Hardtop Sedan

4-door Hardtop Sedan

6$51712030 kg13,025
2-door Hardtop Coupe

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6$49861995 kg11,080


TypeV-8 Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement7 Liter
Bore and stroke104.9mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower340 hp @ 4600 rpm
Power255 kW @ 4600 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetorRochester four-barrel type, model 7026030


1966 Calais

1966 Calais

Overall length5695mm
Front tread1588mm
Rear tread1588mm
Automatic level controlstandard where indicated in text
Tires8.00 x 15
A new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used


Air conditioner$495
Controlled differential$54
Cruise Control$97
Door guards on two-door models$4
Door guards on four-door models$7
Soft Ray tinted glass$52
Delete-option heater and defroster$97 credit
License plate frame$6
The new seat warmer$60.20
Power door locks on four-door hardtop models$70
Power headlight control$51
Six-way power front seat on four-door hardtop models$113
Head rests$40.15
Power window regulators on four-door hardtop models$119
Power vent window regulator option$73
Radio with rear speaker$165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control$246
AM/FM radio$191
Rear seat belts$18
Front seat belt delete-option$17 credit
Adjustable steering wheel$91
Remote control trunk lock$53
Twilight Sentinel$57
Five white sidewall tires 9.00 x 15 size with four-ply construction$57 exchange