Thursday, September 15, 2016

Password is big boy- 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

The definition of the word presence is personal appearance or bearing, especially of a dignified nature. If it is possible for a car to have presence, this one most certainly has it.  Just feast your eyes on this behemoth!  Back in 1976, Cadillac's lineup of cars were not developed with the goal of setting the record lap times at the Nurburgring.  Find this handsome Commodore Blue 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham for sale in Denville, NJ for $8500.

There are no two ways about it, this Fleetwood Brougham is a massive car.   It's 233" length was the longest production GM car ever made.  It was also the last year you could get the Cadillac specific 500ci V8 engine.  Before you get too excited about those cubic inches, the 0-60 time was reported to be 12.9 seconds. 


This Brougham was outfitted with the blue Minoa ribbed velour interior.  For those unfamiliar with velour fabric, it was said to be a lower price knock off of velvet.  The tufted seats complete the bordello style environment.


The ribbon style speedo is a relic not found on modern cars.  Despite having 488 lbs of torque, the Brougham could only reach a top speed of 114mph (roughly when the speedo indicator reached 3:00 on the clock dial). 


The seller has owned many Cadillac's over years and reports the condition to be a very nice driver.  Upon close inspection, the original paint is showing wear.  The car was originally from North Carolina so it does not have typical rust issues found on a northern car.  The air conditioning was converted over to modern R-134 and a host of other front end maintenance performed.


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Cory is trying to finish off his project Mercedes E36 wagon and what to do with his hoard of rare w124 parts.

3 comments:

  1. Anyone see that bullet dent aft of the passenger door? Had this cream puff been a few years older the seller could have claimed it was used by Lee Harvey for perfecting his long-range bolt-action mastery. And why didn't the seller reveal the inherient armour-protection qualities associated with such prairie schooners?

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  2. I'd drive it right over to Mobsteel for a medium rod job and then drive it all summer long.

    My '96 Fleetwood Brougham was a beast of a car. It hauled boats and trailers with class. Lots of grunt from the 350. Smokey burnouts with the traction control off. Snow tires in the winter and she was nearly unstoppable. Miss that car...

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  3. Eh oh...dats what the boys an I like ta call a tre body trunk...note the extre strengt trunk latch and cigar ashtray in the da doors. Niiiice ride! Looks like der may be a bit a marsh grass caught in the brakes from the last "night out"!

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