Sometimes, imagination is all you need.
No commentary on this one. I have to run to Sam’s for a case of bleach.
(Thanks to Andrew T. for the Cohort submission!)
At first I thought this was a Fleetwood 75 limo, but this is clearly a stretched Sedan de Ville, maybe a Sayers & Scovill or Superior limousine. The factory limos were based on stretched Coupe de Villes and had a much more substantial C pillar.
Who thought putting a vinyl cover over the door’s rear quarter window was a good idea? Oh, but it blends right into the vinyl roof!
Those wheels are Buick Park Avenue Ultra alloys.
I almost wonder if they put the quarter window blank there so they could re-use that glass for the 2nd row doors.
The center door looks like it could have come from a Fleetwood 75, it has the quarter glass on the front side of the door and its square on the bottom withj no cut out for the rear wheel, I’ll bet that Cadillac had some sort of deal where they provided the door or they bought the doors from Cadillac.
There still would be a window under that vinyl top extension, the car would be noisy with out glass there. The old 1980’s Chrysler 5th Avenues used t still have a window under the padded top covered quarter glass too.
Gee, I wonder how the visa and m/c invoice would list this transaction…”naughty girl services” ….and how many conversations would follow from that…as in..”Bob, i was looking at your expense account, and …..
As for the car, oh yes, I think there is a car in the picture, but I still can’t get past the door decals to make out what it is..
Ahem, I don’t think those windows are dark enough for “Naughty Girl Services”…
I wonder how many times the driver gets pulled over in a day…
In the need for a case of bleach, eye bleach due to what you say going on in or coming out of that car or regular bleach due to a less than wonderful tenant?
The back door’s quarter window blank out was pretty common with Cadillac. My 93 Deville Spring edition had the same treatment. Probably to make it look more carriage like. I had an 86 Deville for a while. A beautiful maroon coupe, 12 years old, bought from an old lady with 40K on the clock. On the way home, oil pressure light came on. A $ 900 repair, and I hadn’t driven it 5 miles.
A lot of stuff broke down in the 5 years I owned it. A guy I golfed with had a 86 coupe like mine, but gave it to his grandson. One day he asked me if I would be interested in selling mine. ( It still looked and ran great, 70K on the clock) We made a deal. Two weeks later, the car stopped on him. Oil wasn’t getting to the engine and ruined it.
He never blamed me and refused when I offered his money back. He kept the car in his garage for a year, gave it to a neighbor, who replaced the engine. It was totalled soon after.
I remember the Spring Editions, in fact I saw a navy blue one just this afternoon, but they actually integrated the window blank into the rest of the roof. On this one its clearly tacked on.
I drove several ’89-’93 de Villes about ten years ago, but never actually bought one. One in particular was really sharp, a ’93 in gunmetal gray with burgundy leather. These were really comfortable cars with nice interiors. There are still quite a few running around here. The ’85-’88s? Not so much. The ones I do see are probably ’88s, due to the 4.5 engine being new that year.
Made for each other.
Wouldn’t that car have the 4.1 aluminum motor? One of the worlds worst motors ever. Someone in my hometown of Merritt Island, FL has a beautiful Fleetwood Limo. I see it all the time and it appears to be his daily driver. I have never seen the car parked, always in traffic. I’d love to talk to him to determine how he has kept one of those motors functioning on a daily basis.
it’s pretty easy to swap in a 4.5 or a 4.9 from a later model, that might be how he’s kept it going.
I knew a guy who bought one of those 1979 or 1980 diesel Sevilles and swapped an older 429 Caddy mill into it. I never rode in it but he said it was a mover.
I deeply regret not shooting an identical car to this that a kid was driving daily to the local high school a couple of years ago. (car pool?) Thanks for finally fulfilling that hole.
Ha! if it has the same side decal as the one pictured, he’ll be quite popular in school! At least if he can back up what the decal is claiming.
Educatordan, I never thought of that. The 4.9 is a much better motor for sure. I had a 1995 DeVille with that motor. It was pretty dependable.
I prefer the Fleetwood 75 limo. I spotted some vintage promotionnal pictures of the 1986 limo version at http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/181015-newbie-86-fleetwood-seventy-five-formal.html#post2018764
This is not really a Limo, even though it’s stretched. This is a 6-door Funeral Sedan, which has a different mission in life. And does appear to be an S&S.
One would think an RV would be a better vehicle for “Naughty Girl Services”
Remember the one from Smokey and the Bandit?
Back when this was new it would usually follow and matching FWD hearse smiliar strange dimensions.
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