Well, you know the drill. I love these 1971-1976 Cadillacs, particularly Fleetwood Broughams, Fleeetwood d’Elegances, and Fleetwood Talismans. Sure you do. I’ve written up no less than three of them, here, here and here. So I’ll dispense with the background information and history on these.
But a couple of weeks ago, I saw this one for sale on Orlando Classic Cars. It was just gorgeous, in triple black, with the turbine-vaned wheel covers and velour d’Elegance interior. Sold new at Bob Moore Cadillac in Oklahoma City, home of Jim Jordan and his many Cadillacs (here’s one of them), it was simply a stunning motor car.
This car has only 2300 miles on it, which is pretty remarkable. And the triple black (meaning matching top, paint and interior, for those of you just joining us) is classy and somewhat sinister. Imagine walking down the street, seeing this Caddy slinking by, and briefly wondering if someone is out to get you!
When I first saw this car, it was on their website with an eye-watering $40,000 ask. That’s a lot of money. A friend of mine, Eric De Virgilis, told me this very same car sold at auction for $23,650. So the close to 100% markup seems a little cynical to me. But there’s no denying it’s a beautiful ’70s Cadillac.
And I’m not buying it. So let’s just sit back, relax, perhaps make a nice gin and tonic, and simply enjoy the glamour and sheer Broughaminess of this classic Caddy!
Am I biased? Of course I am. I LOVE these cars. Are they perfect? No. But they’re lovely, they have presence, and they scream Cadillac. I always have, and always will, love them. And will never apologize for it.