1980 Fleetwood Brougham with 7.5 Liter 455 cubic inch V8. Rare Princess Green with Jade crushed velour interior

 

1 owner vehicle, purchased from his estate by myself. Rare colors and interior, but most importantly it has the one fix all the 1980 to 1992 Fleetwood or Broughams need; MORE HORSEPOWER! These post energy crisis Cadillacs had incredible styling and money thrown at them stylistically to try and make up for diminishing performance due to CAFE standards and GM’s edict: no car of theirs will suffer a gas guzzler tax. Even the 5.7 Liter 90 to 92 Broughams were saddled with a guzzler tax when sold new.

This rare pup was ordered new with the now infamous Oldsmobile 5.7 Liter diesel V8. When the original engine died early, as most did from head to block separation, a professionally rebuilt Oldsmobile 7.5 Liter was installed in its place. A nice fact about the diesel in these cars was the driveline was heavy duty to cope with the diesel’s significant torque, even though we all know they had low hp. So the original turbo 400 transmission and GM corporate heavy duty 8.5 ring gear was retained as it is literally ideal. Also ideal was the diesel 3.08 rear end ratio. In this Fleetwood you have the longest lasting big block by GM, the transmission Rolls Royce, Mercedes, and Porsche copied, and commercial grade differential with perfect axle ratio most of these Cadillacs were saddled with no less than a 2.41 rear axle ratio, further hampering performance. What we have here is an ideal Fleetwood.

What all this blabber means is this Fleetwood can run with the LT1 Fleetwoods from 1994 to 1996 without having to deal with bloated styling and cheaper cosmetics. It also means this Fleetwood can tolerate extreme conditions and treatment, being the entire driveline was designed before GM got too cheap and subsequently too dysfunctional. Please note I have a NOS 1985 grill on the Fleetwood and front parking lamps.  The original grill is available.  Also  you have a choice  of  NOS hubcaps or wire wheels.


Original paint present on this Fleetwood except for the top part only of the rear passenger door and of course the replaced bumper fillers. Some lacquer checking is present in two areas, not the hood or trunk. Please remember this Cad is 40 years old! This is best case survivor paint, and the emblems on the car are all original. The headliner, visors, and, and interior sail panels have all been redone as well in the original perfectly matched jade. This means this Fleetwood can take hot temperatures without the absolute guaranteed failure of these aged parts. All lights, options, electric motors, antenna, radio, speakers, brakes, engine , transmission, mirrors, defrosters, heat, ac, and fiber optics work as intended when new. The car has 79,000 miles while the engine has about 20,000 miles. No squeaks, rattles, vibrations, or suspension/steering wear is discernible. These were WELL made body on frame cars with rather sloppy fit and finish by today’s standards.  Please note I have been on eBay since 2002 and



There is no dressing on this original top
 
 
 

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