The fourth generation Cadillac Sedan de Ville which was launched in 1971 took the full size GM body to a new peak in width that would not be equalled until the 1990’s.
With 62.1 inches shoulder room at the front 64 inches at the rear at 6′ tall I could probably sleep quite comfortably on the back seat for a night if I had to.
In order to set this 5000lb leviathan in motion a 375hp 7.7 litre 427 cui single overhead cam motor was fitted to the 1973 model seen here, come 1975 this would be replaced by an 8.2 litre 500 cui motor.
1973 saw the introduction of energy absorbing bumpers as required by new federal laws, the gargantuan Sedan de Ville is one of the few designs which swallowed up these requirements without any adverse affects to it’s aesthetics.
Production of the 1973 Sedan de Ville set a new record at 216,243.
I hope you will join me in wishing former Sedan de Ville owner Marblehead Dale ‘Grilled Cheese Gator’ Glebe a Happy Birthday.
Thanks for joining me on this Energy Absorbing Bumper edition of ‘Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres’, I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !