The J.C. Whitney book, that is. And yes, the FLEETWOOD badge was repeated on the left of the spare tire.
It looks just as bad as a white Lincoln MKS in Oak Park/Ferndale, which that car has everything as this Fleetwood (minus the continental tire kit )and additionally sporty rims and spoiler were added.
Excuse me while I run off to the men’s room to puke.
Doin’ it right!
The owner of this car has made it their own. Nothing wrong with that in my book.
Where’s the eye bleach?
We still may be able to sell that last set of curb feelers.
Yup – those are missing, along with the chrome-plated mudflaps.
So if the book was thrown at this one, somebody had torn out a few pages first.
After much anguish and regret, I have finally concluded that there is not much you can do to this generation of Fleetwood to foul up its looks. The final Caprices were attractive. The final Roadmasters were OK. These . . . no. I say if it sticks, slap it on.
Everything in the book…. except the front wheel centercap
This may come as a shock to the tuner crowd, but most people think that your cars look more ridiculous than you think this Cadillac looks.
They both equally do. It’s not custom if it comes from a catalog, it’s merely decoration. Both are equally guilty.
Are those miniature Trans-Am hood decals on the fenders? Where do you even get those? Out of an AMT model kit? And why no fender skirts?
That was my thought, too, “where are the fender skirts? ”
And with so many 80s cars equipped with luggage racks, how come no one thought to produce fake luggage to put in that rake? It could have been metal, but painted to look like antique leather.
We are truly living in the Plastic Age, are’t we? Too bad it’s the Plastic Age of Crap!
Trouble with plastic for anyone living in arid regions is, it becomes brittle with age and discolors in the sun.
“And why no fender skirts?”
The full chrome ones are on back-order.
Owner had to sell the skirts to buy the Continental kit. What’s the opposite of win-win ? But of course Heath is right . . .
Perhaps someone could do well with a line of fiberglass luggage. Check Whitney first ?
Cars like This Are unmaneuverable downThe Streets of Europe Raiders neither in Japan
Well, the reliability or resale value of the car won’t go down much further, so he might as well spend his money how he likes. Usually by this stage, they’re one disabling breakdown (cheap or expensive) from becoming pick-n-pull fodder.
I’m tempted to comment that I avoid being near cars like this in traffic because they tend to be driven unpredictably.
Can the term “fuselage” be applied to this body, or is it reserved for Mopar products . . . ?
Delete half the badging – that giant FLEETWOOD looks like it came from “FLEETWOOD” camping and mobile home manufacturing.
And not to be nit picky but that continental wire wheel cover doesn’t match the aluminum wheels. 😛
Although this thing appears at first glance to be a tragedy, it really is the fitting end for this final, bloated generation of Fleetwoods. And make no mistake – it could be worse.
Wouldn’t it be…ah…
Well! It would certainly be…uh…
Sorry, I guess adjectives fail me to describe what if that car and this car were to collide.
To those who hate the stock Fleetwood Brougham’s looks, remember, if you ever ask if it can look any worse, some guy somewhere has probably said those three simple words, “hold my beer” and done it.
Also, I love the fact that the driver has spent so much money on the modifications and yet his upper right hubcap has the center cored out. I appreciate the visual irony on display.
I was going to say the 5th wheel wheel cover should match the other four. I can’t remember the luggage rack being too common.
Where are the wire wheel covers? And I hope the windows are tinted because the driver should ideally be wearing a bag over their head rather than risk being seen in this! That look with its combo of ’50s and ’70s tackiness really doesn’t work on a more modern day car at all.
I wonder if those bird emblems are to indicate how many Pontiac Trans Ams he shot down with this thing.
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