: 1995 Superior "Presidential" 6 door CHEAP



jayoldschool
09-27-11, 10:19 PM
I'll move this to the FS thread soon, but I wanted to make sure all you limo nuts got to see it right away. I drove past this car for about a year before someone bought it. Turns out it was purchased by a guy I know. He bought some parts from me for his other Fleetwood. It's a "24 hour", meaning that it has hidden opening middle doors, and the middle seat is reversible to face the front or the back.

Anyways, you can see what it is, and how much he wants for it. The car is near me, and I would help a Cadillac Forum member with the sale if needed. Please note: I have not seen the car, and I am not endorsing it. I have spoken to the owner on the phone about it. For a grand, I would be stunned if someone just didn't buy it for parts.

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=264868

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/hoggmapp/moving197.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk64/hoggmapp/moving198.jpg

sven914
09-27-11, 10:22 PM
Is it just the angle of the picture, or is there something special about the roof line?

outsider
09-27-11, 10:26 PM
looks higher.

first line from the impala forum post says "I bought last week what I thought was a beautifull 24 hr Limo with tall roof."

jayoldschool
09-27-11, 10:32 PM
Yes, in those years you could order the later body style with the 92 and earlier roof. Made for a more formal look. They are nicknamed "presidential" because this is the style that the President of the US used.

Here's the regular roofline:

http://www.chooseyouritem.com/autos/photos/90500/90601.1995.Cadillac.Limo.jpg

sven914
09-27-11, 11:12 PM
The presidential edition kinda looks likes the best of both the FWD and RWD Fleetwoods. It would be interesting to see it on a factory chassis...

The-Dullahan
09-28-11, 03:22 AM
Yes the "Presidential" roofline always looked very 90's Superior, at least from my experience with their product.

turbojimmy
09-28-11, 07:43 AM
That's pretty cool! If it were closer, I'd buy it for parts. It looks like there's a lot of good stuff on there. I always felt the raised roof gave them a kind of goofy look, but there has to be a bit more headroom in there which helps.

Cadillacboy
09-28-11, 11:18 AM
I dunno it looks weird not just this very car , I have seen other presidential limos and they also look very odd on the roof area . I honestly would prefer turbojimmy's limo

turbojimmy
09-28-11, 11:25 AM
I honestly would prefer turbojimmy's limo

I'll take that as a compliment. Thank you!

That's "only" a 44" stretch like my '96. Legroom for the rear passengers is a bit tight when the seats are facing each other. But, if the frame is shot it's a parts car anyway. At $1,000 it's a good deal for parts. I can see everything that I need for my car is in good shape on that one. Sucks.

jayoldschool
09-28-11, 01:59 PM
TJ, google maps directions from your place to K0A 2N0. The drive halfway would be worth it...

The-Dullahan
09-28-11, 02:02 PM
i think the raised roof looks far better on a Hearse of the same Vintage than a Limousine. It is my opinion that the particularly "goofy" looking part is in the rear, where it meets back up with the trunk, so it just ended up looking nicer without a trunk.

Bro-Ham
09-28-11, 02:03 PM
The roofline style of the limousine above is called "commercial glass" which is raised and squared off to create an extremely formal look. It is more expensive to make the roof with commercial glass. The look is extremely desired by high end funeral providers. Check the S&S website to see both standard and commercial glass styles which are still available on new limos and funeral coaches made by them:

http://www.sscoachcompany.com/funeralvehicles-Showroom-Hearse-Limousine.asp

Bro-Ham
09-28-11, 02:11 PM
Superior also still offers commercial glass limos and coaches:

http://www.superiorcoaches.com/funeralvehicles.asp

Both Superior and S&S are built by Accubuilt.

turbojimmy
09-28-11, 02:33 PM
TJ, google maps directions from your place to K0A 2N0. The drive halfway would be worth it...

Indeed - it's only 7 hours. The drive halfway would be worth it....

jayoldschool
09-28-11, 03:57 PM
Canada: closer than you think!

That's our new ad slogan. :D

The-Dullahan
09-28-11, 06:23 PM
Indeed, Bro-Ham.

And I like me some Commercial Glass...On Hearses.

brougham
09-28-11, 07:26 PM
I've seen that car for sale off and on for a while and thought about getting it for that price. I'd be all over it if it was the nice kind of limo and not a 1/2 funeral home special.

Bro-Ham
09-28-11, 08:20 PM
Indeed, Bro-Ham.

And I like me some Commercial Glass...On Hearses.

A commercial glass hearse is only natural to be paired with a coordinated commercial glass limousine. :)

turbojimmy
09-29-11, 02:12 PM
According to this page, 'less than 25' were made. http://www.seemycars.com/1995_limousine.htm Not sure what they mean by that, but that's a nice example of a Superior that they have on that page.

It would be a slam dunk if that car were black inside, but it still might be a good parts car for me. Working with the seller on the details now....thanks for the tip jay!

jayoldschool
09-29-11, 02:59 PM
No prob,TJ. LMK if I can help. He's a good guy. Of course, tell him I sent you!

turbojimmy
09-29-11, 03:01 PM
No prob,TJ. LMK if I can help. He's a good guy. Of course, tell him I sent you!

I already ratted you out :-)

turbojimmy
09-30-11, 07:52 AM
I got some more detailed pics from the seller. I feel bad putting him through that extra work, but I'll have to pass. The stuff I need is pretty well rotted. Rear bumper is rotted through, and the inner fenders are well on their way. The chrome is in good shape, but the gray trim has been replaced with some aftermarket stuff in spots. I think the car is probably worth $1,000 to someone, but not me sitting 7-hours away from it.

I would have to think a commercial-glass car owner would snag it at that price just to have the glass and doors around.

Bro-Ham
10-02-11, 12:41 PM
Commercial glass is the height of old school formality where occupants can wear stylish hats inside the car. People who know know why this car is so purely for the purpose of luxury. High end funeral directors love this kind of over the top detail for making the procession one to appreciate and remember. Or, use a commercial glass car for going to the opera, symphony, or theater in a big city and ladies can keep their fashion accessory hats on and even the gents will not have to remove their top hats! :)

My kind of Fleetwood for cocktails on the town, talk about commercial glass...just slip in a 500 and a turbo hydromatic and we're on the way:

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/cadillac/36cad/bilder/4.jpg

Hats like this in the car? You bet!

http://www.periodpaper.com/index.php/subject-advertising-art/cars/antique-cars/1934-ad-cadillac-car-automobile-india-antique-rare

Chauffeur, of course, dressed like this:

http://sg.ebid.net/for-sale/vintage-advert-1929-motor-liveries-chauffeurs-uniform-27045552.htm

Happy motoring! :) Dream BIG! :) Cocktails anyone? :)