New energy absorbing bumpers were seen on all GM cars in 1973 and it brought styling refinements to the Series 75. Grilles were widened and had an intricate eggcrate design. Larger vertical rectangles housed the parking lamps between wide spaced headlamps which had square bezels but round lenses. Bumpers ran fully across the front and wrapped around each end. Vertical guards were spaced much further apart at a point outboard of the grille. Border outline moldings vertically “veed” paralleled the fender edge shape at the rear bodysides. Single horizontally mounted rectangular rear side marker lamps were placed over and under the rear tip of the thin beltline trim. Cadillac script was seen on the front fender sides below the belt molding behind the wheel opening.
The long wheelbase, high dollar Series 75 were immense automobiles with rounded corner side window treatments and rather large “coach windows” cut into the rear roof pillars. The Series 75 had a thin horizontal bodyside molding; front fender nameplates; full-length body underscores with rear extensions and Fleetwood-style wreath badge ornamentation. Standard equipment included carpeted foot rests; fixed ratio power steering; rear seat window defogger; automatic climate control and right outside rearview mirrors operated by remote control. Bumper impact strips were also standard.
Finished in Sable Black with brown leather interior, this 7.7 litre V8 looks very handsome with its vinyl roof and twin mounted hood irons. The top of the range (series 70 and 75) Cadillac’s have had a production life of approximately 50 years; from the 1930s to the 1980s and this much later series 75, is an fantastic example of luxurious American cruising at its best.