Many appearance improvements marked the 1954 Cadillacs.
- a lower, sleeker body
- a new cellular grille insert
- inverted gull-wing front bumpers
- tapered "Dagmar" style bumper guards.
Round, jet-style dual exhaust outlets were incorporated into the vertical bumper
extensions and the rear bumper was entirely redesigned. An Eldorado type wraparound
windshield was seen on all models. Sedans used a distinctive type of window reveal
molding which created a built-in sun visor effect. For coupes, a smoothly curved
wraparound backlight (i.e., rear window) was referred to as the "Florentine" style
rear window. A wide ventilator intake now stretched across the base of the windshield
on all models and the chrome visored headlamp look was emphasized.
Cadillac offered four models: Series 62 (including the Sedan, Sedan DeVille, and
Coupe DeVille), Series 50 Special Fleetwood, Series 75 Fleetwood, and Eldorado
1954 Cadillac Notes
- Assembly of 1954 models began January 4, 1954 after a 25 day halt for changeover
to new production specifications.
- Fiberglass-bodied Cadillac show cars appearing at the GM Motorama this year
included the Park Avenue four-door sedan, El Camino coupe, and La Espada
- Don E. Ahrens was general manager
- Charles F. Arnold was chief engineer
- Edward Glowacke was chief designer (Cadillac Studio)
- James M. Roche was general sales manager
- Cadillacs are longer, lower, wider, with up to 230 bhp -- and the first with standard power steering
- Designer "Dutch" Darrin buys 100 leftover Kaiser-Darrins and install Cadillac V-8 engines
- Cadillac production figures
Series 6258,024 (decreased 12,340)
Sedan de Ville1 (prototype)
Coupe de Ville17,170 (increased 2,620)
Eldorado2,150 (increased 1,618)
Series 6016,200 (decreased 3,800)
Series 753,135 (decreased 1,070)