You haven't experienced luxury until you've driven a full-sized Cadillac like this 1973 Fleetwood. The term It rides like a Cadillac, was coined because of these cars, whose hovercraft-like road manners deliver an entirely different level of smoothness and isolation than we're used to today. And you simply can't get more sheetmetal for your dollar than a '70s Cadillac!
This is a highly original car that still sports most of its original paint and 100% of its factory sheetmetal. With just two owners from new, including the most recent owner who purchased it in 1977, the car's history is solid and it has been a cherished garage queen since being retired from daily duty in 1990. Spanning nearly 18 feet long, this massive sedan was state-of-the-art in luxury cars in the early 1970s, and there's no question that when you showed up in this car, everyone knew you were a player. Paint remains very good, with a few signs of touch-ups here and there, but there's absolutely no reason to consider a repaint. The contrasting black vinyl top is similarly excellent, with no popped seams or signs of bubbling underneath. OEM chrome was quite good in 1973, and thanks to a life in the warm south, everything is still bright and shiny.
As you might imagine, there's enough space inside for this car to qualify as an addition on your home. Legroom is expansive in back, and the cool blue brocade upholstery is pure 1970s funky and remains in great condition. The wrap-around dash is not big on instrumentation, but almost everything was standard on the top-of-the-line Fleetwood, including automatic climate control (which is still ice cold), a tilt wheel, auto-dimming headlights, rear defroster, and an AM/FM/8-track stereo. Everything still works as it should, and you'll feel coddled inside this plush luxury car in a way you've never before experienced. Heck, there are even footrests for back seat passengers, with legroom that you need a limo to duplicate today. Even the trunk is nearly spotless, wearing its original upholstery and it includes a matching spare tire with cover and a complete jack assembly.
Cadillac's goal with the powerplant was effortless cruising, and the mighty 472 cubic inch V8 delivers. One of the biggest production V8s, torque is prodigious and it idles nearly silently, with a muscular undertone from the catalyst-free exhaust system. The engine has never been out of the car, it starts quickly, easily settling into a smooth idle, and pulling the 5000-pound Fleetwood around with uncanny ease. The engine bay is highly original with signs of recent maintenance, including new belts and hoses, and it's impressively clean for an original car. The TH400 3-speed automatic shifts properly, and there's no trace of rust or damage underneath. New shocks have been fitted recently, and four 235/75/15 BFGoodrich whitewall radials give it an amazingly smooth ride with a period-correct look.
Enjoy king-sized luxury at an economy car price with this lovely Fleetwood. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.