: 1974 fleetwood limo



sizanjdf
06-02-05, 03:53 AM
I found a 74 Fleetwood 75 limo with 72000 miles on the 472 some rust, but running great. the guy is asking 950 but said he would take less. Do you think its a good buy and should I do it

sizanjdf
06-02-05, 03:45 PM
found out the interior is in decent shape, its not torn, but shows wear from use and sun. just had a tune up and it gets 13 mpg. Was used as a daily driver till a couple months ago. should I offer him 500 bucks and see how high he jumps???

shreddedtires
06-02-05, 04:35 PM
1974 was a great year for limos. Caddies had the BIG body back then. $500 for a car like that is a STEAL! $950 for that car is a good deal too. If it were me, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

sizanjdf
06-02-05, 05:07 PM
I think it would go well with my collection....86 FWB 77 coupe and 70 eldo...the 74 limo would probably be quite comfortable

ShadowLvr400
06-02-05, 05:26 PM
74 Fleetwood Limo for 950 is a good deal, cheaper is better. I'd just offer 750 so he doesn't get too insulted, or say 800 plus you'll pay tag/transfer fees.

Leloz
06-02-05, 06:47 PM
It sounds like a good deal. I sold my 1974 Fleetwood 75 Limo with 50,000 miles for $4500.

Here is a picture:

http://members.cox.net/shaheenimport/125-2553_IMG.JPG

N0DIH
06-02-05, 07:39 PM
[QUOTE=Leloz]It sounds like a good deal. I sold my 1974 Fleetwood 75 Limo with 50,000 miles for $4500. [/QUOTE}

Nice 74! What is the wheelbase on that one???

Leloz
06-02-05, 08:09 PM
Nice 74! What is the wheelbase on that one???

Thanks. 157.5 was the wheelbase.

davesdeville
06-02-05, 09:42 PM
Damn if it's not a total POS I'd pay 950 for it. How far is that from Albuquerque? :hmm:

dreamcar472
06-03-05, 03:57 AM
If this 1974 Fleetwood 75 is the limo with 9P then my Encyclopedia of American Cars says there were buildt just 1.005, itīs really not that much.
By the way, if anyone needs some data of any car like Produktion, Price or something (trough 1996) just let me know, Iīll take a look at my book!
Greetings, Michael

Fleet
06-04-05, 01:19 AM
The wheelbase of the '74-'76 Fleetwood Seventy-Fives (9-passenger sedans and limos) is 151.5". The commerical chassis had the 157.5" wheelbase.
The overall length for the '74-'76 Seventy-Fives is 252.2" (just over 21 feet).
Here is a pic of my triple black '76 limo.
And, yes, they are comfortable- especially in the back.

brougham
06-04-05, 01:35 AM
That looks nice!! That's my favourite kind of those ones. Do you have any more pictures of it?

Fleet
06-04-05, 02:19 AM
Try this link.
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/tonyg91326/my_photos

Click the "My Photos" album.
My '69 Fleetwood and '70 SDV are also in there, along with a few friend's cars ('67 Deville Convertible and '76 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance).

sizanjdf
06-08-05, 03:58 AM
I talked to the guy on the phone today and Told him I couldnt quite afford it, but that I may be able to get 500 cash and he said it sounded good to him. He said the body will need a little work, but the drive train is great and he had recently driven it on a 6 hr round trip...about 400+ miles I believe with out a problem. Soooo...on sunday Im having a friend drive me up there to take a look at it and hopefully bring her home. Thanks for your input. Im looking forward to adding her to the collection

davesdeville
06-08-05, 04:22 AM
You know you'll have to post some pics when/if you get it right? :yup:

sizanjdf
06-08-05, 01:49 PM
u know dave Ive never posted pics of any of my cars actually...never figured out how...but Ill post pics of the limo definetly

ShadowLvr400
06-08-05, 04:36 PM
Congrats Siz, good luck parking that in the garage though. ;)

shreddedtires
06-11-05, 03:57 PM
I can't wait to see pics of it. Figure something out. :D Just remember on any Commercial Body Cadillac that you are gonna have Commercial brake parts through the entire system with a bigger than average brake booster and special callipers and pads. It's a little more expensive to buy parts for, but they can order or make almost anything these days. Congrats on limo ownership! Mabye they will start a seperate heading on the board for COMMERCIAL CHASSIS Cadillacs on this site for hearses and limos...

sizanjdf
06-20-05, 07:50 PM
Great news guys....my new dell computer bit the dust so I havent been able to get online...I bought the limo for 400 bucks and drove it 120 miles back to my house with out a problem....since then ive put another 100+ miles on it and its still running/driving wonderful. More good news the 86 FWB I put a motor and tranny in is up and running too...drove it about 5 miles yesturday. I was wondering if the limo needed fuel additive though, It is a 74 model with the 472, The only thing ive found is that it needs 91 octane. Is this true??? and do I need the lead additive since its so old? thanks a bunch

Scottie in Alabama
06-21-05, 01:52 AM
It sounds like a good deal. I sold my 1974 Fleetwood 75 Limo with 50,000 miles for $4500.

Here is a picture:

http://members.cox.net/shaheenimport/125-2553_IMG.JPG
You got rid of that? What's the story? I'd kill to have a classic that clean!

davesdeville
06-21-05, 09:24 PM
Great news guys....my new dell computer bit the dust so I havent been able to get online...I bought the limo for 400 bucks and drove it 120 miles back to my house with out a problem....since then ive put another 100+ miles on it and its still running/driving wonderful. More good news the 86 FWB I put a motor and tranny in is up and running too...drove it about 5 miles yesturday. I was wondering if the limo needed fuel additive though, It is a 74 model with the 472, The only thing ive found is that it needs 91 octane. Is this true??? and do I need the lead additive since its so old? thanks a bunch

No you definately do not need lead additive in that car. In fact 67 is the last year I'd think about using lead additive in any Cadillac.

sizanjdf
06-22-05, 12:45 AM
Well Ive started doing body work and rust repair on the limo. Luckily there are only 3 really bad spots which Im going to fiberglass over. This car doesnt have alot of option on it for a limo, for instance it has no twighlight sentinel, power door locks, 8 track, vinyl top, tilt steering or cruise control. It has blue cloth interior in great condition. The paint is white for the time being but very quickly disapearing and covered with primer. I want to add some opera lamps and noticed most of the pictures ive seen have them on the back doors, I was hoping you could give me some more info on how they are installed. thanks a bunch

davesdeville
06-22-05, 06:20 AM
Opera lights are usually on the C pillar. Occasionall (mostly on Lincolns) they'll be between the doors on the B pillar.