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1968 Cadillac

1968 Cadillac

Cadillac was not about to alter its popular product in any major way, so the same basic styling and engineering continued into the 1968 model year with a number of refinements, but no drastic changes. New grilles were added. They had an insert with a finer mesh and step-down outer section which held the rectangular parking lights just a little higher than before. Rear end styling was very modestly altered. An obvious change was a 165mm longer hood, designed to accommodate recessed windshield wipers, The deck lid also had more of a rake. An enlarged engine offered more cubic inches and torque than any other American V-8 and put out 375 horsepower. Of 20 exterior paint color combinations, 14 were totally new. On the inside, enriched appointments included molded inner door panels and a selection of 147 upholstery combinations, 76 in cloth, 67 in leather and four in vinyl. The Calais four-door pillared sedan was dropped. Standard features for the two remaining styles included:

  • Turbo-Hydramatic
  • power steering
  • power brakes
  • power windows
  • heater and defroster
  • center arm rests
  • electric clock
  • dual backup lamps
  • cornering lights
  • front and rear side marker lamps
  • Light Group
  • Mirror Group
  • padded instrument panel
  • seat belts
  • trip odometer
  • ignition key warning buzzer
  • recessed three-speed wipers and washers
  • five 9.00 x 15 blackwall tires


Model No.Style No.Body TypeSeatFactory PriceShipping WeightProduction Total
2-door Coupe

2-door Coupe

6$53152077 kg8,165
4-door Hardtop Sedan

4-door Hardtop Sedan

6$54912109 kg10,025


TypeV-8 Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement7.729 Liters
Bore and stroke109.2mm x 103.1mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower375 @ 4400 rpm
Power280 kW @ 4400 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetorRochester Quadrajet four-barrel model 7028210S

NOTE: The new engine featured

  • a metal temperature monitoring device
  • air injection emissions control system
  • integral air-conditioning system (still optional)
  • cast crankshaft and connecting rods
  • integral water crossover pipe with thermostatic passages
  • engine bearings with more surface area
  • 15-plate battery.


1968 Cadillac

1968 Cadillac

Overall Length5707mm
Rear axle ratio2.94:1
Transmissionthree-speed Turbo-Hydramatic
Tires9.00 x 15
Front Treadnot available
Rear Treadnot available


1968 Cadillac

1968 Cadillac

  • Optional axle ratio data not available.
  • Air injector reactor and closed positive crankcase ventilation standard
  • Controlled differential was now $52.65 extra on all models except Eldorado


Availability and prices of options and accessories were largely the same as 1967
Auxiliary horn$16
Automatic level control option on Calais$79
Automatic Climate Control$516
Firemist finish$132
Cruise control$95
Rear window defogger on Calais$27
Door guards$5-8
Expanded vinyl upholstery on Calais$42
Soft Ray glass$51
Guide-Matic headlamp control$51
Head rests$53
License frame$13 pair
Power door locks, two-door$47
Power door locks, four-door$68
Power ventipanes with required power windows$72
Power windows on Calais models$116
AM radio$162
AM/FM radio$188
AM/FM stereo$288
Six-way power front seat on Calais$111
Rear center seat belt$11
Front shoulder straps$32
Tilt-telescope steering wheel$90
Remote control trunk lock$52
Twilight Sentinel$32
White sidewall tires, size 9.00 x 15 four-ply 8PR-5$56 exchange
New items of optional equipment were added as well
Twin front and rear floor mats for all Calais$17
Front seat warmer for all Calais$95