GM C platform

GM C platform

The General Motors C platform (commonly called C-body) was a full-size car automobile platform produced until 1996.

It was similar to the GM B platform in its rear-wheel drive era (vehicles produced were upscale luxury cars as opposed to the stripped-down cars usually common with the GM B platform), and the GM H platform in front-wheel drive, with both the H-body and the C-body using the same 110.8 in wheelbase. Most C-body vehicles were moved to the GM G platform or GM K platform in the mid-1990s.

The C-body was rear-wheel drive until 1984; from 1985 onwards, the C-body was front-wheel drive. The former rear-wheel-drive C-body was continued as "D-body" from 1985 to 1996 under the 1985-86 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, 1987-92 Cadillac Brougham, and 1993-96 Cadillac Fleetwood.

This platform was the basis for the following vehicles:

Years Wheelbase Model Next platform
1959-1984 Cadillac Calais, Series 62, DeVille and Fleetwood
1959-1966 Cadillac Eldorado GM E platform
1959-1996 Oldsmobile 98
1985-1993 Cadillac Sedan de Ville GM K platform
1985-1992 Cadillac Fleetwood GM D platform
1985-1993 Cadillac Coupe de Ville GM K platform
1959-1990 Buick Electra
1991-1996 Buick Park Avenue GM G platform
1993 Cadillac Sixty Special

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