Tuesday, May 19, 2015

10k: Presidential: 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limo

The ninth generation of Cadillac's Fleetwood (1966-1970) was a monster of a sedan/limousine that shared common styling cues with the smaller Series 62 & De Ville, but was an entirely different breed of machine.  Everything on the Fleetwood is larger than life and handles like a granite statue of an automobile -- but if you are a family man looking for the non-minivan in your garage  plus sized driveway, this could be it.  Find this 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limo offered for $10,000 in Vancouver, BC, Canada via hemmings.  


Tipping the scales at a full sized brodozer shaming 5,800 lbs, the Fleetwood is powered by a 429 cubic inch Cadillac V8 that was rated at 340 SAE gross horsepower when new.  You can comfortably drive this thing anywhere with seating for 9 (3 up front, 3 in rear, and 3 in the middle IIRC) as long as you can afford the tug boat sized fuel bill.


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7 comments:

  1. Now who would want to drive such a big car? Why, there's not even a glass-enclosed cargo area. "See a better car for the family man with a company gas card?" Well, yeah, right here.

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    1. Well, this one has that kind of Jet Set Junta thing going for it.

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  2. must be the latent or not so latent elitist in me but I love this thing. I owned a '60 caddy limo once owned by a deposed Mexican President and I had a '65 sedan De Ville. As with a '37 Ford Brewster limo or a '57 Imperial Ghia.... I just can't get enough of these coach built limos.......must stay away from the atm card

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  3. Wow, talk about "good from far, but far from good". Those close up shots of the paint (and body?) crackling are a let down.

    The Hemmings write up says it was a Corporate Limo in Ontario during its working life. That was (and remains) one of the Salt Hell Holes of North America (ask me how I know). I would want to examine this one closely with a magnet in hand, and to check that claim of original paint.

    All that being said, I bet you could get away with parking this thing ANYWHERE you felt like.

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  4. Part of me really wants to buy this thing, quit my job, and become an uber limo driver

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