I’ve always loved triple yellow Cadillacs. And in its various guises from approximately the late ’60s to the early ’90s, it was always a classy color, in your author’s opinion. The matching pastel yellow leather interior was not always available each year, but it usually was. You’ve got to have the matching yellow leather and top for the full effect, you see. As a friend of mine once told me, you can’t drive a triple yellow Cadillac and not feel good. They’re so bright and cheerful!
So I was instantly infatuated this past Thursday morning when another Cadillac-obsessed friend, Ron Schweitzer, sent me a link to this fine Colonial Yellow 1980 Fleetwood Brougham. As Frank Costanza once said, hoochie mama!
I’ve extolled the 1980-86 Fleetwood Broughams and 1987-92 Broughams before, so I’ll keep this post on the short side. But this looks like a pretty nice car. And as a 1980 model it has the 368 CID Cadillac V8.
No V8-6-4 to worry about (though that can be solved by clipping a wire) and no HT4100 V8 under the hood either. 1980 is the one to get if you want one of these. Or skip to 1990-92 and get one with the 5.7 V8 that came with the trailer towing package!
She’s got a buy it now figure of 7800, not bad if the car is as nice as it looks in the pics. In the description it says all power stuff works, including the factory CB and power antenna. On the down side, the top color doesn’t quite match the paint the way it should, and it has a De Ville hood ornament. Fleetwoods got a stand-up wreath and crest; the De Ville hood ornament was a larger crest with no wreath. But this would be tempting if it wasn’t in NJ. And I had a place to put it.
Anyway, it runs through next Wednesday, ifin one is so inclined. Here’s the link, with more pics. With autumn rapidly approaching, perhaps one could arrange a better price with future winter storage considerations. It would be a fun weekend cruiser, I think. Best of all, it’s a Cadillac.