: thinking of buying a 1980 fleetwood limo



07slade
04-15-06, 12:32 AM
hello everyone, i'm seriously thinking of buying a 1980 fleetwood limo as a project car, it has 58k miles on it, and stock everything, I really don't know a thing about this car, how does it handle, is it comfortable?, safe? easy to work on?? all that kind of stuff, so please fill me in, i need something to go next to the "slade" lol

Bro-Ham
04-15-06, 04:33 AM
Hi,

I had a cream puff 1978 Fleetwood factory limousine with 29k miles that I sold a couple of years ago. They are fun cars yet L O N G so finding a garage that will fit it can be a challenge. The long wheelbase makes the ride really smooth. They handle similar to a normal rear drive Cad sedan of the era. If you like the idea of the car you should own it since there are not many of these cars around.

Good luck!

Dave

creeker
04-15-06, 02:56 PM
Hello, I'm looking at a 1980 limo myself,brand new paint black, and in good condition, their asking $3000.00 for it, just as a comparison, how much are they asking for yours?.

07slade
04-15-06, 11:08 PM
$1,500

Series75
04-17-06, 02:30 PM
The Series 75 cars are very nice. Depending on the mileage and shape, the $1500-$3k range sounds reasonable. The biggest option is the divider window version. Other than that, the biggest extra was rear stereo controls I think.

We bought our '82 Series 75 (sedan version, without the divider window) in 99 and really enjoy it. There are lots of interesting parts on these cars, mostly stock GM. Just make sure you specify the Commercial Chassis when buying parts.

Front spindles are 71-76 Chevy
Rear drums are 71-76 Caddy (12")
Some rear interior parts are coupe, some limo special parts

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~burdend/82_Caddy/ (http://www.home.earthlink.net/%7Eburdend/82_Caddy/)

Dave

07slade
04-18-06, 01:50 PM
WOW...you have dodge ram HEAVY DUTY emblems on a cadillac. HAHAHAHAHa