1956 Cadillac Fin

1956 Cadillac Fin

The 1956 year saw the introduction of Cadillac's first four-door hardtop Sedan de Ville, which immediately scored almost as many sales as the Coupe de Ville and standard 62 hardtop combined.

Despite an all-new '56 Lincoln and revitalized '57 Imperial, Cadillac remained America's luxury sales leader by far. Combined Lincoln/Imperial volume never exceeded 40,000 cars a year in this era; at Cadillac, that was a good quarterly output.

1956 Cadillac

1956 Cadillac

For 1956, the milestone V-8 was stroked to 101.6mm to deliver 285 bhp standard and 305 for Eldorado.

The lineup remained the same as in 1954. The Series 62 (which included Coupe deVille and Sedan deVille) had a sub-series Eldorado. The Fleetwood name would grace the Series Sixty Special and the limousine Series 75.

HISTORICAL NOTES

1956 Cadillac

1956 Cadillac

1956 Cadillac Notes

Series 6261,634 (decreased 19,702)
Sedan de Ville41,732
Coupe de Ville24,086 (decreased 9,214)
Eldorado6,050 (increased 2,100)
Series 6017,000 (decreased 1,300)
Series 754,075 (increased 184)