My friend and fellow Cadillac nut Jayson Coombes sent me this link to another Fleetwood Brougham on ebay earlier this week.
Of course, I had to immediately investigate. It appears to be a nice, if not showroom new, with some rust creeping in on the door bottoms, but pretty solid for a forty two year old East Coast car. Claimed one owner car, which I’ve always thought a little disingenuous, since the classic car dealer wasn’t the one who bought it new. But I digress.
And it’s a good year, with the good engine, the 425 V8. Pre-HT4100 so it still has some oomph when you press the go pedal. And it’s a Fleetwood Brougham, so it has the extra plush interior, more chrome and that tapered B-pillar, seen only in 1977, 1978 and 1979.
I’ve always liked the 1977-79 Cadillacs, newly downsized, less a floating Four Seasons suite but still Broughamy, with all those traditional ‘Cadillacy’ features, like the teeny Cadillac emblems on the sides of the front seat. And especially fetching in Colonial Yellow or Naples Yellow with matching top and leather interior.
But this one looks very good in triple dark green – Blackwatch Green, to be exact. Green is my favorite color, despite my compulsion to zero in on yellow Cadillacs when I spot them at car shows.
The auction ends on Wednesday around 7:30 PM Central time, so if you have a hankering for a green velour-bedecked Brougham, check it out soon. UPDATE: auction ended, guess someone made an offer the seller couldn’t refuse. Be interesting to see if it pops back up again in a few weeks or days. Seems a lot of cars are perpetually on ebay, sometimes for years, ha ha.