Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Brougham Wagon: 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Castillian Estate

To say that this next car will need some restoration is a bit of an understatement.  The interior will need to be nuked from orbit (it's the only way to be sure) and there is enough rust to earn a spot on the endangered species list...but...BUT...this thing is wicked sweet.  It started life from the Cadillac factory as a 4-door sedan, but the guys at  Traditional Coach Works in Chatsworth, CA transformed it into a wagon with a large rear hatch and a custom roof. Find this 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Castillian Estate offered for $4800 in Midlothian, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!



 From the seller:

1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 
VIN: 6B6986Q169138 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: wagon 
EXTREMELY RARE 1976 Cadillac Station Wagon. One of only 50 produced in 1975 - 76. 
The Castilian Wagon as well as the Mirage Sports Wagon (Chevy El Camino style Deville) were built by Traditional Coach Works, LTD in California.
These were so expensive when new, only the very wealthy could aford them. You could buy 5 new Cadillacs for the same price!
Celebrities like Elvis, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Evil Knievel owned one.
This particular one was owned from day one by a Dallas business man who purchased it from Sewell Cadillac.
This car runs and will drive on to a trailer but due to the fact it hasn’t been driven in years or stored properly, the tires have flat spots. 
The 500 ci V8 runs well especially for a car that’s sat for so long. The gas tank has been bypassed for the same reason.
There are rust issues. Floor pans will need to be replaced.
Underwent a low quality refurb years ago and will definitely need total restoration 
I’ve only seen four other Cadillac station wagons in my entire life and that was years ago. These are rarer than a 1955 1956 or 1957 Chevrolet Nomad.
Once restored this car would make excellent business advertisement.
I’ve listed the title as clean because none of the options apply. Since the original owner was a dealer, the car has never been titled. He kept dealer plates on it the entire time.
Feel free to call or text with any questions. 


 See a better way to drive an old wagon? tips@dailyturismo.com

9 comments:

  1. This is the Cadillac equivalent of "late" Elvis. It still has style and flash, but it's not quite what it was in the '50s and '60s... and it weighs 5,213 lbs. It's fitting that he actually owned a similar custom wagon. I'd own it. I hope someone restores it.

    [image src="https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/a8/02/b4a802bf531a0a6e6ead6283e332ac48.jpg" width="300px"/]

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well lookie there....

    It's a Caddle Wagon.

    -Stan (the *other* Stan...)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The way they finished off the gives it a shooting brake look to it.

      Delete
  3. That's a $150K resto cost, minimum. Plus a couple of Sedan deVille parts cars to do it. Beautiful car when new. A true labor of love for whoever ends up with it now.

    ReplyDelete
  4. or you could just buy an old hearse and paint it your favorite color

    ReplyDelete
  5. Needs two rollback canvas tops too...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pretty sure that hatch area came off of an AMC Hornet!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I kinda like the El Cadillo better...

    http://www.facereplace.com/mirage/History%20of%20the%20Cadillac%20Mirage.htm

    History of these wacky Cadillacs

    -Stan (...yeah, *that* Stan...)

    ReplyDelete

Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint Eastwood...it don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="http://www.IMAGE_LINK.com" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.