1989 Cadillac Fleetwood
The Fleetwood Body Company of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, was founded
by Harry Urich in the nineteenth century. It began as a small
community of craftsmen founded by Henry Fleetwood, Esq. of
Penwortham, near Lancaster, England, (the Fleetwood family
flourished in England in the 17th and 18th centuries). The rich
traditions of 300 years of coach-building that the Fleetwood Body
Company applied to its work on cars secured for it a high
reputation in automobile circles worldwide by the 1920s. Coachwork
was built by Fleetwood for a variety of luxury brands through 1924.
GM, having bought both companies, named the Cadillac Fleetwood in
honor of this early coach building company from Pennsylvania, and
the town bearing its name...Fleetwood.
For consignment, an original survivor with a mere 68,501 miles,
nice Garnet Red paint, a very clean, and all conveniences working
interior. A smooth 4.5 liter V8 is under the hood, it looks and
drives just like the day your pop pop drove it off the showroom
Straight steel which lines up very nicely with its chromed
trimmings is bathed in Medium Garnet Red which is hard to say a bad
word about. From the square and rectangle design grille and dual
rectangular headlights all shiny and nice to the rear coach lamp
shaped vertical tail lamp with chrome frames, this car has been
well taken care of. The roofline with its extended area from the B
pillar to the C pillar adds to the delicious richness this car
offers up in mid 80's style. A red vinyl top frames a sunroof on
the top, and the lower third of this car is bathed in contrasting
medium gray. Even the Cadillac script engraved into the side badges
and the cloisonne crested badges on the front and back are
showroom! Chromed wire spoked wheel covers with the Cadillac badge
on the hubs have thin white sidewall tires surrounding them and add
to the splendor of this late 80's luxury liner.
A swing of the massively red padded dual paneled door panels,
waltzes with wood applique and aluminum and chrome trimmings. A
full control panel-esque grouping of toggles and joysticks work all
the convenience functions and are at your fingertips. So is the
clean door actuator handle and a large panel of red carpeting under
the armrest put there so you don't scrape your Bruno Maglis on the
threshold. Panning to the inside there are two tufted and buttoned
buckets which are in 50/50 split form and wrapped in beautifully
preserved red leather. There is a padded center armrest which folds
upward and disappears from the bucket seats. Having the driver open
the rear doors, you can luxuriate in a large padded bench, again
with the tufting and buttoning, and central fold up armrest. These
wonderful, overstuffed recliners float in a sea of red carpet that
has no stains or scuffs on it. Looking forward to the dash we note
plenty of wood applique mixed with some deeper very clean vinyl,
which houses all the blue LCD readout dash instrumentation
essentials and is fronted by the factory steering wheel. In a
centrally located bump out from the dash is the climate controls
with blue LCD readout, and an information center. Next to this is a
digital AM/FM/Cassette player. All this floats in a clean sea off
red, red carpeting!
Under the massive hood, in a clean uncorroded engine bay sits the
4.5 Liter V8. This is original to the car, and you can tell and
hear it idle, it has been masterfully and faithfully attended to
with servicing. It is fuel injected and has a 4T60 4-speed
automatic transmission pushing power to a 2.97 geared axle.
Slight surface rust on the usual suspects, but the floorpans don't
even have any road dirt on them. All solid underneath and power
disc brakes for the front, and power drums for the rear. All
independent suspension provides the cushy limo-like ride.
We love these large and in charge Detroit iron behemoths that roll
through our door, and this one has no love lost for it. It started
right up, was extremely comfortable, and my snappily dressed for
the occasion test driver whisked me through the test track and I
did not spill a drop of my chardonnay. An excellent experience.
What a great job I have indeed, and I could get accustomed to all
this hobnobbing with the goober smoocher set. A/C blows nice and
cold due to a newly installed compressor!
Well heeled, high class, wealthy, high end, and luxurious still
abound in this classic, which rolls you down the road with showroom
ease and style, as well as condition. Fastidiously maintained and
put away nicely for the next jaunt, this Caddy is truly rad, with a
big touch of class!
5-4 Door Sedan
4-Lake Orion, MI Assy Plant
317677-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.