: What kind of cadilac is this?



graafmarcel
05-29-11, 02:48 PM
What kind of cadilac is this? And what year? Please help....

thebigjimsho
05-29-11, 03:08 PM
It's a Ghostbusters Caddy.

thebigjimsho
05-29-11, 03:17 PM
Looks like a 1959 Fleetwood 75...

http://www.libertysoftware.be/cml/mycars/1959/info/59det.htm

orconn
05-29-11, 03:59 PM
The car pictured is a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood 75. This was an extended commercial chassis and was primary used in livery service and by funeral homes as family member support vehicles. The Fleewood 75 came in with both a limousine divided (with solid and sliding glass partition) cabin and with no partition. Both variations came with two "jump" seats for additional passenger seating in the rear compartment.

DouglasJRizzo
05-30-11, 09:39 AM
It's a 59 Series 75. However, the Series 75 and the Commercial Chassis are two different animals. The Commercial Chassis, used for Hearses, Flower Cars, Ambulances, was on a 157" wheelbase where the Series 75 had a 153" wheelbase.

The Series 75 had two variations, formal limousine with partition window, and black leather drivers compartment, and Executive 9 passenger sedan with matching drivers/passenger's compartment trims and no partition.

orconn
05-30-11, 02:00 PM
^^^ I think you have the definitive answer to you question about the year and model of this cadillac limousine. Mr. Rizzo is the resident authority on Cadillac limosines and commercial vehicles.

thebigjimsho
05-30-11, 02:36 PM
Yeah, but I answered first. So I'm best...

Koooop
05-30-11, 02:50 PM
That's the holy grail of Cadillac Limos.

DouglasJRizzo
05-30-11, 11:10 PM
'59's are prized but unfortunately, because of their over the top styling, the butchers, hot rodders and "purple skull" crowd have destroyed or otherwise molested a large number of Series 75's and commercial vehicles so finding a pristine, untouched car is very difficult and VERY expensive. I've seen '59 flower cars, not running, and rough, but whole command $10k prices just because they weren't subjected to the "flames n sidepipes" treatment.

While many go for these, they are not the "ultimate" for me personally, as I reserve that lofty spot for the '74-'76 cars.

Thank you Orconn! I'm flattered!

david78
05-31-11, 02:21 PM
I hope you came to know what kind of car is that one.