: 1976 Cadillac Limousine: Driving On Street At 65 mph



Fleet
06-27-13, 04:35 AM
Here is my newest video. My '76 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine driving on a local street with a few curves at 65 mph. Speed limit on this street is 50 mph and 40 mph on the curved portions. This video is to show that a '60s/'70s full-sized American car can takes curves at faster than 20 mph, contrary to popular myth. No need to say that fact here, but since I posted the same video on a few others forums, might as well post it here...

Car appears at 0:07 into the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI78UWZdbMg

brougham
06-27-13, 04:41 AM
They don't look like very tight curves. Cool to see one of those Cadillacs driving around :)

Fleet
06-27-13, 04:53 AM
They don't look like very tight curves. Cool to see one of those Cadillacs driving around :)
It's tight enough. I have seen some cars going into the curve at about 40 mph and start braking!

Here is a photo of the same section:

http://i44.tinypic.com/mm4yme.jpg

talismandave
06-27-13, 10:20 AM
Spent some enjoyable time watching other vids from your channel of the limo.
I never would stop but I have to go to work!
Never tire of watching that beautiful piece of automotive art cruising the streets the way it should be.
Poetry in motion!:cloud9:

Fleet
06-27-13, 03:45 PM
Glad you like the videos. It certainly is a unique car. Or, as Cadillac put it in the 1976 brochure, "Very special cars for people interested in luxury, in an executive size."

If you haven't seen it yet, this video also came out well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW4pSCnyxeM

talismandave
06-27-13, 04:08 PM
I watched that one already, but glad you posted link for all. I especially loved the POV from the command center in back!:D

Fleet
06-27-13, 06:15 PM
Yes, the "command center."

That reminds me... I forgot to add the latest video to youtube. It was taken just after the "65 mph drive" video. Me in the rear compartment and my friend driving. It's only a little over 2 minutes long but does show how it looks when the car is being driven. Some views looking out the windows, too. I will post a link shortly.

brougham
06-27-13, 08:47 PM
It's tight enough. I have seen some cars going into the curve at about 40 mph and start braking!

Here is a photo of the same section:

http://i44.tinypic.com/mm4yme.jpg

Maybe it's just the way its' showing up in the video and pictures that the perception of it is off.

Fleet
06-28-13, 12:24 AM
Yes, you can't really tell from the video. Maybe I'll make another video from a different angle.

Fleet
07-02-13, 02:57 AM
Here is another video. A short one of my being chauffeured around... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnpW-orsjLM

lacville78
07-02-13, 04:26 AM
Nice!
How smooth is the ride? I bet it can take a bump in the road better than a new Rolls Royce!
Awesome Video.
Thanks for sharing!

talismandave
07-02-13, 08:25 AM
Thanks Fleet!

:cloud9:

77CDV
07-02-13, 09:21 PM
That looks like Tampa off the 118. Love the the restrained growl of the Caddy as it cruises by. :thumbsup: