Cadillac Calais car range and history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production:||1964 to 1976|
|Assembly plants:||Detroit, Michigan,USA|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine power:||(142-276 kW)|
|Transmission:||TH-400 3-speed automatic|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Cadillac Calais is a built from 1964 to 1976 model of the US automaker Cadillac .
For model year 1965, the Calais replaced the previous Cadillac entry-level model Series 62 . Above the Calais, Cadillac's DeVille models were on an identical wheelbase, but with more equipment, as well as the Cadillac Sixty Special limousine on longer wheelbase and the even longer Series 75 state sedans .
With the model changes to the 1965, the Cadillac models instead of the X-frame used since 1958 again received a conventional ladder frame. At its appearance, the Calais was as a two-door hardtop coupe and a four-door sedan with or without B-pillars available. The drive took over a seven-liter V8 and a turbo-hydramatic called three-speed automatic transmission. The equipment of the Calais was a little less lush than in the case of the more expensive DeVille, which he undercut by about $ 360, but was very rich for the time and ranged from power brakes over adjustable from the outside rear-view mirror to seat belts front and rear. .
In 1966, changes included less chrome on Cadillac models this year the radiator grille with a bright metal center bar with rectangular parking lamps at ends.
optional Automatic level control, heated reclining front seats, an AM/FM stereo.
In 1966 the Calais was again restyled A squarer cornered grille with dual stacked headlights.Also a new roofline on the Coupe this was the last model year for pillared sedans, with prominent long sculptured body lines, power windows became standard.Other features for the Calais included padded dashboard, electric clock,non-glare rear mirror, Auto Climate Control, Hazard Warning system.
In 1968 new rear end styling and the hood and grill was re-designed .
In 1969, the V8 grew to a displacement of 7.7 liters and the four-door B-pillar sedan accounted for. In 1972 General Motors generally replaced the usual SAE-PS specifications with net PS; the 7.7-liter was now indicated with 223 instead of 375 hp.
In 1971 the Cadillac Calais was restyled, inside and out side panals, for 1971.
By 1974 there was a major facelift , in the train the coupe received a completely new roof line with B-pillars. The hardtop sedan now had small side windows in the C-pillars. The 7.7-liter made with four-carburettor only 208 hp. From model year 1975 in all the big Cadillac models originally from the Eldorado derived 8.2-liter V8 was mounted (193 hp); from March 1975, this machine was available at an additional cost ($ 600) also with electronic injection and 218 hp.
With the downsizing of the classic Cadillac models for the model year 1977, the Calais, which had stepped down in sales over the years in favor of DeVille as the cost of the entry-level Calais and the base De Ville had become much closer and became more and more in the background, untill it was abandoned.