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      1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham V4P tow package
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      1 1145 Wed October 16, 2013
      Asking Price Shipping Amount Condition
      SOLD! ($6,800.00) None Excellent
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      EDIT: Price reduced, posted with photos on the new classified system: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-fleetwood-classified-ads/396570-1996-cadillac-fleetwood-brougham-v4p-towing.html

       

      I'm reluctantly selling my 1996 Fleetwood Brougham with the V4P towing package, which is painted Medium Marblehead Metallic (a beautiful silver-gray) with the matching Brougham vinyl roof. I just bought a house, and (not surprisingly) the Caddy doesn't fit in the garage. The car is too nice to not be garaged, so I want to find a new home for it. It has about 122,000 miles on it, and I'm only the third owner. The first owners had it for the initial 15 or 16 years of its life, the second owner had it for about a year, and I've had it for less than a year since then. It has never been driven in winter. The car is in excellent condition, especially considering its age.

      Good stuff:

      -Since I bought it, I've put new tires on the car (it was on the original whitewalls before that!) and I've also replaced the front struts, so it rides just like it should with the perfect amount of float.

      -I also installed a set of remote electrically operated exhaust cutouts aft of the catalytic converters. Press a button hidden under the dash and it sounds like a NASCAR stocker. Press i again and it goes quiet enough that you wonder if the engine is still running. This installation was done in a completely reversible manner, so if you want to put it completely back to stock you'd just need to replace a couple of sections of the exhaust (they were nearing replacement time anyway) or you can just ignore it and never press the button, but it's a great way to surprise the heck out of people at stoplights.

      -The left rear window sliders have been replaced. These are a trouble spot for these cars because of a bad original design that stressed the sliders unnecessarily in the tracks. I pulled the door trim and replaced both sliders when the window became troublesome to put up and down. I don't know if the other windows have been attended to in the past, but I can give you pinters on ow to deal with them if the need arises.

      -The previous owner had the seat repaired in the normal wear spot where the extra Brougham seat controls can pinch the seat material on the side. He had an upholsterer sew in a new piece of material there. Most cars I've seen have split at that point, but you shouldn't have to worry about this one.

      -I also put a custom trailer hitch on it (see more below).

      Not perfect stuff:

      -The rear vanity mirror covers came unglued; I've bought the adhesive to put them back on, but I haven't gotten around to it. Hopefully I will soon, and I'll be happy to attend to them before a sale.

      -There are a few rock chips in the paint on the hood. I bought factory-matched touch-up paint for it, but again I haven't had time to apply it with the move to the new house. I'll include the paint, primer, and prep items in the sale and let the buyer handle that, because I want them to be aware of what areas have been touched up.

      And don't worry: I bought a $300 Noah cover for it, so it's being cared for in the mean time. The indoor/outdoor cover will be included in the sale.

      I'm also including a spare wheel with mounted tire, a spare power antenna unit, and the two-volume factory repair manual.

      What works: power trunk pull-down, CD, tape, radio, Twilight Sentinel, all of the fiber-optic repeaters, both front seat heaters, all seat adustments. There's nothing non-operational on this car, which is rare for a Fleetwood of this vintage. 

      Extras: I installed a custom hitch receiver on the car when I bought it; neither of the two previous owners had ever installed a hitch, so it was never used to tow, even though it's rated at 7000 pounds with the V4P package. I only used it to tow once, for a total of about 40 miles. The hitch setup is easily removable with hand tools, so if you're not interested in using it or even looking at it, it'll come off with little effort. And you can be sure that the car hasn't been used or abused while towing.

      And for those who don't know what the V4P package means or why they'd want it: The upgrades raise the towing capacity of the already stout LT1-equipped FLeetwood to an amazing 7000 pounds. Changes include a reworked heavy-duty transmission, a shorter final-drive ratio, heavier-duty rear air suspension, a larger alternator, extra engine oil and fluid cooling, and a large mechanical fan in place of electric units. Even if you don't plan to tow with it, this is the best accelerating and most robust Fleetwood setup because of the transmission, final drive, and extra cooling capacity. They're very rare, and I had to wait a year until I found one in such good condition. I encourage you to read about the package and let me know if you have any questions about it or the car in general.

      Thanks for your interest, and please let me know if you'd like to know more. I will post some photos as soon as I can; this ad is partly meant to gauge interest.

      What year is your Cadillac Fleetwood?: 1996
      What is the VIN on your Cadillac Fleetwood?: 1G6DW52P1TR705433
      What is the mileage on your Cadillac Fleetwood?: 122000
      What city and state is your Cadillac Fleetwood located?: Saline, Michigan
      Keywords: 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham sedan V4P tow towing package rare


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      Registered: April 2012
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      Comment Date: Wed November 20, 2013
      {ppcode}Lowered price and added link to listing in new classifieds section. Please have a look at the photos there.
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