The Truth About Cars » Cadillac Fleetwood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:51:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Cadillac Fleetwood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood, Terrifying Ocean Rust Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/junkyard-find-1974-cadillac-fleetwood-terrifying-ocean-rust-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/junkyard-find-1974-cadillac-fleetwood-terrifying-ocean-rust-edition/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1086657 So many rusty Junkyard Finds lately! We had the Krusty Kressida earlier this week, and then a whole week of corroded Coloradans before that. Now we’re returning to San Francisco, where cars parked close to the ocean dissolve in strange top-down fashion thanks to the constant salt spray and chilly fog. I found this once-luxurious […]

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24 - 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Junkyard Find - picture courtesy of Murilee Martin

So many rusty Junkyard Finds lately! We had the Krusty Kressida earlier this week, and then a whole week of corroded Coloradans before that. Now we’re returning to San Francisco, where cars parked close to the ocean dissolve in strange top-down fashion thanks to the constant salt spray and chilly fog. I found this once-luxurious Fleetwood sedan in a Bay Area yard a few weeks ago.
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472 cubic inches, 205 horsepower.

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The hood rained salty rust flakes for decades.

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The interior is still Whorehouse Red and doesn’t look as bad as the outside, but the mildew/seaweed smell is off-putting.

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I think losing most of a quarter-panel is a car’s way of telling you that its driving days are just about over.


This car is from the era when Cadillac was trumpeting sales figures rather than exclusivity. This didn’t work out so well in the long run.

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Junkyard Find: 1976 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood Brougham http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/junkyard-find-1976-cadillac-sixty-special-fleetwood-brougham/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/junkyard-find-1976-cadillac-sixty-special-fleetwood-brougham/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=957130 Once the price of crude oil quadrupled in 1973, even your Cadillac-buying demographic felt some pain when contemplating the thirst of a Fleetwood. Still, the biggest Cadillac (not intended for chauffeur operation) projected the sort of majesty that rich (if elderly) car shoppers sought during the Middle Malaise Era. I spotted this battered example of […]

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12 - 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinOnce the price of crude oil quadrupled in 1973, even your Cadillac-buying demographic felt some pain when contemplating the thirst of a Fleetwood. Still, the biggest Cadillac (not intended for chauffeur operation) projected the sort of majesty that rich (if elderly) car shoppers sought during the Middle Malaise Era. I spotted this battered example of the breed yesterday in Northern California.
10 - 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinWhile the quarter-panels, floors, and fenders are rust-free, the areas of the hood where rainwater (or maybe ocean spray, if the car lived within a couple of blocks of the Pacific) collected picked up some rot.
06 - 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinFisher and Fleetwood, working together.
01 - 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThis car would have been perfect for Spec Land Yacht racing.
09 - 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin500 cubic inches, 190 horsepower. Let’s not dwell on that.

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Junkyard Find: 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1996-cadillac-fleetwood-brougham/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1996-cadillac-fleetwood-brougham/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493173 1996 was the last year of the Cadillac Fleetwood and possibly the last year for any General Motors Brougham edition. Can it be that The General has been Brougham-less for 17 long years now? Here’s a reminder of what Cadillacs were like when the postwar Cadillac-buyer demographic (i.e., those old enough to remember Prohibition) remained […]

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07 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin1996 was the last year of the Cadillac Fleetwood and possibly the last year for any General Motors Brougham edition. Can it be that The General has been Brougham-less for 17 long years now? Here’s a reminder of what Cadillacs were like when the postwar Cadillac-buyer demographic (i.e., those old enough to remember Prohibition) remained just barely young enough to buy new cars.
10 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThese cars were proper rear-wheel-drive, floaty luxury machines, powered by the same LT1 engine that went into the mid-90s Roadmasters and Impalas.
03 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinNone of that fancy European-looking switch hardware on this car— what was good enough for the ’79 Sedan de Ville was good enough for the ’96 Fleetwood!
02 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThis one is pretty well used up, but it doesn’t take much imagination to picture it cruising placidly on US 50 at 95 per.
11 - 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Down On The Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinWill expanses of chrome like this ever make a comeback?

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Cadillac Brougham d’Elegance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1988-cadillac-brougham-delegance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1988-cadillac-brougham-delegance/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454240 I admit it: I’m suffering from a silly infatuation with Broughamness. Every American car manufacturer (and a few Japanese ones) slapped Brougham emblems on a wide variety of vehicles during the Brougham Era, which we’ll call 1968 through 1992, and the last hurrah for Detroit Broughams was the car that I found in a Denver […]

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I admit it: I’m suffering from a silly infatuation with Broughamness. Every American car manufacturer (and a few Japanese ones) slapped Brougham emblems on a wide variety of vehicles during the Brougham Era, which we’ll call 1968 through 1992, and the last hurrah for Detroit Broughams was the car that I found in a Denver self-serve wrecking yard yesterday.
In 1987, Cadillac decided to remove the Fleetwood name from its big rear-wheel-drive ocean liners and simply dubbed the car the Cadillac Brougham.
At first glance, I thought I was looking at an early 1970s product here.
You wouldn’t have seen a Chevy 305 engine in a proper Early Malaise Era Cadillac, though.
I’m pretty sure this car has more marque emblems than any built before or since. I gave up counting after I got to 15.

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