West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and great daily driving and rust free example of this mostly all original top-of-the-line 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham Sedan in its original and very rare 'Phoenix Gold Firemist Metallic' (Color code 94) factory color paint with a 'White' (J code) padded vinyl roof and and with its all original and also rarely seen 'Maize Medici Crushed Velour with embroidered inserts' (Trim code 29) interior with its original 472/220HP 4 bbl V8 engine with believed to be 54K original miles and factory options including;
Brougham d'Elegance Package ($750) Automatic Climate Control ($523) Power Door Locks ($69) Six-Way Power Seat Adjustment ($115) AM/FM Radio ($340) Tilt & Telescope Steering Wheel ($92) Cruise Control ($92) Electric rear defogger ($62) Twilight Sentinel ($40) Power front disc brakes Power steering Padded Instrument Panel Automatic Level Control Front & Rear Center Armrests Rear Fender Skirts Left Side Remote Outside Mirror Power Windows Turbo-Hydramatic Transmission Front Cornering Lamps Cut pile carpeting Rear seat carpeted foot rests Door pull assist straps Courtesy lights Electric clock LH remote control rear view mirrors
Recently acquired from the cars original family owner and always garaged and covered since new.The car has new tires, newly serviced air conditioning, with all options working as they should.
There's no better example of GM's styling and engineering prowess in a four door luxury sedan model than the Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Brougham Sedan - drive one like this particular example and you will see why - its hard to believe that this car was built over 50 years ago! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market and were purchased only by the very privileged elite.
The all new 472 V8 engine with 525 foot pounds of torque was introduced in 1968, it was the biggest and smoothest engine built by Cadillac to date and it proved unsurpassed in the industry as the largest engine ever put in a production passenger motor car and provided both sparkling acceleration, yet also quiet and effortless highway cruising, almost like having two engines! The car was also redesigned to match its modern engine with a new grille with finely spaced horizontal grille bars and distinct parking and headlamp lights.
With minor trim changes, in 1966 Cadillac offered buyers two models in this series: the standard Fleetwood Sixty Special (priced at $6,378) and the new Fleetwood Brougham ($6,695). The Brougham option package proved so popular the previous year it was made a separate model for 1966. The Fleetwood Brougham included a formal-looking vinyl roof covering, and luxurious appointments inside such as genuine walnut trim and, for rear seat passengers, lighted writing tables (through 1967), foot rests, and reading lamps.
All-new styling appeared in 1969, and the two Sixty Special models had distinct rooflines from the other Cadillacs. A 60/40 split bench seat was standard in the Sixty Special Brougham, optional in Sixty Special. Safety was a new priority at Cadillac, which introduced a new steering column that not only was designed to absorb impact and collapse in a collision, but also had new Federally-mandated theft-deterrent features such as an ignition key switch activated steering wheel and transmission shifter lock mechanism. As also mandated, head rests were standard on front seats, while seat belts were provided for all six passengers. The 375 hp 472 cu in (7.73 L) engine carried over from 1968. Also of note this year was the disappearance of the small vent windows on the front and rear doors. Sixty Special Brougham, at $7,092, included a vinyl roof top (available in six colors), as well as rear-seat foot rests and an automatic level control for the rear wheels which kept the car level despite the weight of fuel, passengers, or cargo.
The 472 4 barrel V8 engine is extremely strong and powerful and and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive!
The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely original, solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents. The car has its original 'Phoenix Gold Firemist Metallic' color and boasts its seemingly all original matching 'Maize Medici Crushed Velour with embroidered inserts' interior and carpeting with its matching headliner and all of which are still in quite exceptional condition throughout. The car boasts its original spare wheel and jack in the truck!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving example of a mostly completely all original 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with some 54K original miles showing pride of ownership and in great driving and looking condition!