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1980 Cadillac Fleetwood in Youngville, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

This one-of-a-kind 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance is the pinnacle of a "Gentleman's Muscle Car". This American Automobile is rare and exceptional in many ways. For starters, just to find an all-original, low-mileage example of a 1980 Fleetwood Brougham (that is fully loaded, including the Leather d'Elegance seating, the $1,100 factory-optioned Astro roof, a Commercial Chassis, and even a CB radio!) is near impossible. Secondarily, the high level of quality and execution of this fully-custom, high-performance modification is second to none. Cost was of no concern when this project was undertaken, and the prestigious former owner of the car procured the famous "King of Cadillac Motors", Al Betker at MTS (Maximum Torque Specialties) to take on the task. A storied 1970 Eldorado 500ci V8 block and heads were used as the starting point to build an engine that now produces roughly 550hp and 600 lb-ft of torque! A myriad of customizations were done, including, but not limited to: an MTS custom cam and custom rocker assembly, TRW forged pistons, a Melling high-volume oil pump, double-roller timing gear, and more. For the transmission, the factory-original TH400 was rebuilt with a hardened second gear, B&M kit, and a super-rare LS6 6-bolt torque converter. The rear end is a Cadillac 12-bolt posi (custom-geared to a 2:73 ratio). In addition to all this, this Cadillac has a custom-built 3" dual exhaust, four-core radiator, 18x6 oil cooler, 12x12 transmission cooler, a booster fan, front sway bar, GM Tow-Pak air shocks in the rear (to keep the factory level system intact), and additional upgrades. Because of all of the performance enhancements, necessary cosmetic choices were carefully made, the most important being the 15x8 Cragar StarWire wheels fit with ultra-wide Vogues (with a special core rated at 235/70 R15). With all of the torque and horsepower, this was as close as the builders could get to a factory Cadillac look. As it now sits, this 1980 Fleetwood achieves near Corvette ZR1 performance while retaining the luxurious d'Elegance leather seats and all of the refined appointments of a Brougham interior; it's the ultimate "Sleeper Car"! Potent power and Cadillac comfort, the best of both worlds.

Vehicle Details

  • 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood
  • Listing ID: CC-1658035
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Youngville, North Carolina
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Fleetwood
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:WIN22-S364
  • VIN:6B696A
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