Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Bulletproof: 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood

When somebody claims they have a bulletproof car, it might be that they've added a few old phone books to the doors (thanks for that tip Burn Notice on USA!) or possibly even some safety glass, but when you find a car that was used by the Department of Defense to ferry around the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- that is another story altogether.  Find this 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood here on eBay offered for $22,999 buy-it-now, located in Lutz, FL.


I have to be honest with you and explain that I have little understanding as to the day to day activities of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  and know nothing about them except that they advise the President on national security affairs, but I have to assume they typically behave like General Buck Turgidson & Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper from Kubrick's Dr Strangelove.  Naturally, these sort of folks would need all the projectile protection they could get when wandering around in public and this Fleetwood was modified by Roush Vehicle Protection Systems for that very purpose.


There are a few indications that this is not simply a luxury car with some Lexan installed where the windows go -- First, the windows are 1.5 inches thick, made from stuff that'll stop serious hunks of lead, and only the driver's window can be rolled down...enough to pay a toll or cap some bad guys with a sidearm.


Next, the underside has been fully reinforced to withstand the most serious Hollywood explosion you could imagine, and while the vehicle might not be able to drive after hitting a mine, the occupants might still be alive.  The seller claims that over 2,000 lbs of armor protection has been added to the curb weight, and while your fuel mileage might suffer, it sure beats getting shot in the face.


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3 comments:

  1. Remember the guy at the quicky oil change garage that used a sawzall to get to the oil pan drain plug on the Audi?
    http://jalopnik.com/lazy-idiots-at-lube-shop-cut-hole-in-audi-s4s-aero-pan-1748394648

    He will need a new blade to get through this bad boy....

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  2. The perfect vehicle for taking in the sights of mexico.

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  3. Not surprised that this is in Florida (perfect cocaine kingpin transport), but amazed that it hasn't been re-painted white, silver, or gold with limo tint on the glass. If you're gonna be a big player, you've gotta look the part.

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