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Been thinking about this lately. As some of you know, the '85 Brougham Coupe in Sage Green is the rarest Fleetwood made that year. Only 55 ever made.

I want one bad. But with it being so rare,its next to impossible to find one. Ive never seen one. I havnt even seen another Sage Green Sedan,and there were 393 of those made.

I know some of you guys are pretty sick of hearing about SAGE GREEN crap.But...

How would i go about locating one? Is there someone i can pay, or a registry or something? Does the DMV have records on this kind of thing,and does it get as specific as color? I am willing to pay a finders fee too.
 

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Good question....maybe have the DMV run a check on the VIN's of all the other '85 Fleetwood Broughams...looking for the VIN number for the coupe bodystyle and paint scheme. It'd have to be a nationwide search too, but I'm pretty sure running the VIN's thru the DMV isn't legal.

What happened to the Maxima/300ZX/G35 you were looking at?
 

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Its funny you bring this up. I ran into a guy who had one, all original, at my local best buy. I had my 84 Coupe, and we sat and talked about our cars for about an hour. That car was gorgeous. He didnt want to sell it, though, much to my dismay
 

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Jonas, my friend, I hate to break it to you, but the odds of any of those 55 cars still being around 22 years on in slim closing in on none. I don't know if it's even possible, but the logical way to track them down would be to find out where each one was shipped from the factory, then trace them from there. I'll bet real money all 55 trails end at the crusher. If you really want one and aren't willing to wait a lifetime in vain for one to magically turn up, get one in Cotillion White and follow Destroyer's suggestion.

If it's any consolation, when I bought my 77 CDV, I really wanted one in Sonora Tan like my first car had been. Then reality set in that after nearly 30 years, good examples of any 1977 car were getting thin on the ground. So, I settled for triple yellow. No regrets. Just remember as you forge ahead in your quest, the perfect is the enemy of the good. Happy hunting!

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Wow. Me like. :D
 

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Methinks this is the impossible search (or nearly so). I would go with the suggestion to find a clean one in another color and repaint for two reasons:

1. Finding this color (much less in good condition) in a factory paint job will be like finding a virgin in a maternity ward.

2. Paint technology now, versus 1985 is light years better. The 85 is an enamel paint job. 1985 may also be early lead free paint (the kind that looks like it washed off the car, literally). At this age, it will be pretty badly beat - faded/chipped/orange peeled/dulled out etc. to a point where I doubt it would be presentable. If you can find one with a clean straight rust free body, have the sage green color you want made for basecoat/clearcoat paintjob and get it done. Then you have the car you want in the color you want and it'll look good for years to come.

In any case, good luck!

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First off, don't you need the $$ to buy this said Sage Green coupe? I am sure if it is that rare, whoever has one is not going to let it go cheap.. and just last month you were trying to buy Destroyer's 1991 Fleetwood for $3200.

I have never seen one either, in sedan or coupe form. I would like to see that color in person, bet it is nice :thumbsup:
 

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Honestly, with 55 ever made, you're not going to find one. I would guess at least 45 have already been crushed, several are sitting in junkyards, and the remaining few are driven by owners who have no idea how rare their coupes are, or like Elias said, driven by owners who know how special what they drive is.

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Good question....maybe have the DMV run a check on the VIN's of all the other '85 Fleetwood Broughams...looking for the VIN number for the coupe bodystyle and paint scheme. It'd have to be a nationwide search too, but I'm pretty sure running the VIN's thru the DMV isn't legal.

What happened to the Maxima/300ZX/G35 you were looking at?
I have decided on the Maxima,and that will have to wait until the end of the year.


First off, don't you need the $$ to buy this said Sage Green coupe? I am sure if it is that rare, whoever has one is not going to let it go cheap.. and just last month you were trying to buy Destroyer's 1991 Fleetwood for $3200.

I have never seen one either, in sedan or coupe form. I would like to see that color in person, bet it is nice :thumbsup:
Yes,i would need the money.But a month ago i didnt have a job,now i have a good job that pays well,and i am making enough to start thinking about things like this. I was just getting some ideas.


Honestly, with 55 ever made, you're not going to find one. I would guess at least 45 have already been crushed, several are sitting in junkyards, and the remaining few are driven by owners who have no idea how rare their coupes are, or like Elias said, driven by owners who know how special what they drive is.
I hope to God you are wrong. But you are probably right. I bet i can find one though.There has to be a way.

Jonas, my friend, I hate to break it to you, but the odds of any of those 55 cars still being around 22 years on in slim closing in on none. I don't know if it's even possible, but the logical way to track them down would be to find out where each one was shipped from the factory, then trace them from there. I'll bet real money all 55 trails end at the crusher. If you really want one and aren't willing to wait a lifetime in vain for one to magically turn up, get one in Cotillion White and follow Destroyer's suggestion.
How would i go about finding that information?

If you will settle for an 84, here is one in your colour for 2500:

http://www.layitlow.com/forums/index...c=343097&st=20

I dont know if that is exactly Sage,but it may be. Anyhoo,its not what i want. It doesnt have the Sage interior or Aspen top.


And to those who say just make a clone: That simply will not do. I will feel like a fake. Plus the interior pieces are almost impossible to find. Only a genuine one will do.

Thanks for everyones input though.
 

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I'm in the same boat in finding another 1993 Coupe DeVille in Slate Bronze Metallic..... only 119 made.....
Yeah,yours was very nice. Loved the wheels you had. I have a few pictures of it with Stoneys Deville and my Brougham at the Orlando meet.
 

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I'm completely with you as far as not wanting to make a clone so good luck on your search. How have you been obtaining the # of that color made for that year? I have the 03-91 Cadillac registry book and many others and can't find this info for my car.
 

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I'm completely with you as far as not wanting to make a clone so good luck on your search. How have you been obtaining the # of that color made for that year? I have the 03-91 Cadillac registry book and many others and can't find this info for my car.

The infamous Sandy. He told me about a year ago,he has all kinds of info like that.
 

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I'm in the same boat in finding another 1993 Coupe DeVille in Slate Bronze Metallic..... only 119 made.....

Hah, yeah you guys and your uber rare Cadillacs. 119 of Rick's and 393 of Jonas's. I hadn't realized until now that your first Cadillacs were both so rare.
 

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I know my '79 DeVille was a rare bird too... though not sure exactly how much so.

Laramie Beige outside with Ceder Red inside..... and it was a d'Elegance on top of that!

My Fleetwood Brougham seems to be somewhat rare too.... but I don't think to the levels of the others mentioned.
 

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That green probably faded fairly quickly. If there were some that did not go to crusher, then they were likely repainted a diff color.

WalMart has black spray paint for 96 cents, but you need ID in some stores to show that you are smart enough (or something) to avoid sniffing it. Salesman at one store told me that the best flavor to sniff is silver.

(Disclaimer: Kids under 21 should have stopped reading this 5 lines ago.)
 
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