1983 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
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 63,908 miles with
nice Cotillion White paint, and a very clean and all conveniences
working interior. A smooth 4100HT 4.1 liter V8 is under the hood,
it looks 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 Cotillion White 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 lamps with chrome frames, this car has been
well taken care of. Lest we forget a smooth padded to the hilt
vinyl top adds to the delicious richness this car offers up in
mid-80's style. Even the Cadillac script engraved into the side
mirrors is showroom!
A swing of the massively Saddle padded dual paneled door panels,
waltz 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 bright square courtesy light so
you don't scrape your Bruno Maglis on the threshold. Panning to the
inside there are two tufted buckets which are in 55/45 split form
and wrapped in Saddle 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
deep gold carpet that has no stains or scuffs on it thanks in part
to the carpeted floor mats. Looking forward to the dash we note
plenty of wood applique mixed with some more Saddle vinyl which
houses all the essentials and is fronted by the original steering
wheel. In a centrally located bump out from the dash are a digital
AM/FM/Cassette player, digital climate controls, and a fuel data
Under the massive hood, in a clean uncorroded engine bay sits the
4100HT 4.1 Liter V8. This is original to the car, and it has been
masterfully and faithfully attended to with servicing. It is fuel
injected and has a 200 R4 4-speed automatic transmission pushing
power rearward to a 10-bolt rear axle.
Slight surface rust on the usual suspects and only minor road dirt
is seen. All solid underneath and power disc brakes for the front,
and power drums for the rear along with power steering are seen.
Independent coil spring front suspension and a 4 link with coil
springs on the rear give that float down the road Cadillac
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. Our 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.
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!
69-4 Door Sedan
9-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
118528-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.