As I type this, I am sitting on my couch due to extreme cold weather here in the Midwest. It was minus 23 degrees this morning and is now about -9. So I got a ‘snow day’ of sorts, though it isn’t snowing, and actually has been sunny all day. But when it’s cold enough outside to freeze a bottle of vodka, it’s prudent to stay inside.
So after making a pot of coffee, working on a C. J. Box novel and watching TV most of the day, I decided to start looking at old cars online. As is my wont.
I ran across a good number of potential writing subjects but this was the one that really pushed my buttons.
A black over beige 1972 Fleetwood Brougham. Looking mighty fine and majestic, as most vintage Cadillacs do. The 1971 to 1976 Cadillacs have always been a favorite of mine.
As most of you regular readers will know, since I’ve done probably 8 to 10 posts on them in the past.
So what’s another one going to hurt, haha! What can I say, I’m a Broughamoholic I guess. This fine specimen of Cadillac from the year of Our Lord 1972 is currently on the electronic Bay.
20,750 Fleetwood Broughams were built that year, with a base price of $7,637 each. To put that into perspective, a 1972 Chevrolet Biscayne 4 door sedan with a six-cylinder engine had a base price of $3,074.
But of course the Fleetwood Brougham was Cadillac’s flagship, with the exception of the Series Seventy Five limos, and the price reflected that.
Truly maximum Brougham for that year and this example is definitely impressive 47 years later. You can check out the auction here, with even more pictures.
Until next time folks, keep calm, keep warm, and Brougham on. Spring-and car show season-is on the way!