1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan
"Air foam cushions on a modern design
V-8 motor, body Fleetwood line
Keep rollin' jack, makin' time
That cat's purring got eight kitten's cryin'
It's a Cadillac boogie, yes the Cadillac boogie
It's a Cadillac boogie, boogie woogie rolling along"
Hold on tight ladies and gents, there's one cool cad in the house
right now and it has shown up as a 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan.
Large would be the buzzword on this 1950's big sedan all Bathed in
Black, (is there any other color?), she sports plenty of chrome,
some nifty fins and wide whites that keep this huge skate firmly
attached to the road. Richly appointed with options, and a cloud
like ride, we are off like a prom dress to the country club to bat
some little white balls around.
Double "D" Dagmars lead the way and have an egg crate style chromed
grille behind them and a surrounding chrome trimming above and a
bumper below. All this wraps around the front quarters and
continues with a very tasteful below the belt line trim with
Cadillac badging written in your grandmother's handwriting just
above. Through the door it streaks and on the rear door makes a
sharp turn upward and forms a faux vent on the rear quarter bump
out. A beautiful thin rocker trim runs from stem to stern, and
moves gracefully around the fender skirts, eventually to the rear
bumper which has crowning fins with tail lights atop. Flow through
the bumper exhaust and smaller bumper-ettes protect the spacious
trunk lid which is bedecked with a gold V and Fleetwood script in
more of grandmother's pen. For the roof, more black and there are
plenty of chrome trimmings surrounding the windows, and mind you
not a straight line of it to be seen! Body is all bathed in the
Black respray, and how apropos for this luxury liner. Wide whites
are on all 4 corners, and Caddy caps in shiny polish form are
covering the wheels. Plenty of WOW factor here folks.
A swing of the large doors is much like opening a safe door. Here
we can see the attention to detail the designers of the time took
to make sure all is really looking great with no expenses spared.
Utilizing several surface treatments from gray vinyl to tan vinyl
and even some tufted and buttoned square stitched broadcloth then
we stitch all this and add a horizontal metal panel with some power
toggles for the windows, and pepper it with chrome, and some shiny
handles, and we have only described the doors! For the seating we
note more tufted and buttoned square paneled broadcloth in tan for
the inserts, and darker tan bolsters, all bordered with gray
piping. The seats are in overall good shape but do show some water
staining in areas and are trimmed with large chrome surrounding tub
accenting. The rear seat is as impressive with a central tan
broadcloth split panel including a fold down armrest. The original
dash is a mixture of the gray leather, tanished taupe paint, and
plenty of horizontal ribbing and shiny trimming surrounds and
knobs. The two-tone steering wheel fronts this dash and is in
excellent condition. Gray carpet floods the floors and shows some
soiling in the pedal area, and a wonderful tan headliner is pulled
tight to the steel roof at each stitched seam. The factory AM radio
is noted, as is a clock in front of the passenger.
Under the large hood, sits an impressive 331ci V8 which is original
to this car and is capable of 250hp. The dark blue painted engine
is dressed with black accessories and appears well detailed, with
some slight paint chipping and minor patina. A single 4-barrel
Carter carb is atop, and on back a 4-speed Hydramatic which pushes
power back to a 3.36 rear axle.
A combination of nice patina and some surface rust is noted
throughout the undercarriage. A solid structurally sound X frame is
present and rust-free floor pans rockers and toe kicks are seen.
Power drum brakes are all around and coil springs for the front,
and leaf springs for the back provide the ride.
She fired right up and on the test track performed well with good
acceleration, capable handling and only a slight pull left during
braking. All functions were operational at the time of our drive
and we do note that the original Cadillac Identification Card is
still tucked in place on the radiator support, great
Big, buxom, bodacious and beautiful with an appraisal report
available for viewing by potential buyers. The car runs great and
looks all the part with no rust, and lots of chrome. The bigger the
better and this one is just nearly the best!
70890-Sequential Unit Number
STYLE 55 6019x-1955 60 Series Fleetwood Sedan
BODY FW111420-Fleetwood Body #
TRIM 71R-Light Gray Plain Broadcloth & Dark Gray Plain
ACC E-EZ Eye Glass
Y-Vertical Seat Adjuster
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.