1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine ** Good Shape** on 2040cars
Carroll, Iowa, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: Fleetwood Limousine
Power Options: Power Windows
Drive Type: rear wheel
Disability Equipped: No
Exterior Color: Blue
Number of Doors: 4
Interior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 8
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
I have a very solid 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine for sale. The 331 V-8 runs well and sounds good. The previous owner rebuilt the engine about 5 years ago. I don't have the specifics on the rebuild. The trans does slip severly in forward gear. Reverse works fine. The power steering and brakes are good. The miles are 63,396. This one came from dry Montana and has a really solid body and undercarriage. The bumpers were rechromed some years ago but still shine well. Both front door glasses have cracks but don't leak. The rest of the glass is good. The paint is the correct code 9 which is Cobalt Blue. A rare color for a Limo. The clear coat is peeling in many places. The interior is also the original colors of 2-tone blue cloth. Much of the interior has been redone in the correct patterns. The headliner is very good. The seats are nice. The carpet is worn. The door panels were also redone. The front door panels have a speaker hole in them to accept modern speakers. The previous owner installed a modern sound system with hardware in the trunk. There is a remote for the system included. I have only played the new-style radio and it works fine. The power windows are not currently working. It has a decent set of correct '53 Cad hubcaps on it. This one does have the original jump seats in the rear.
This 1953 Cadillac Limo needs a few things but is a good one to restore! I had a local "old-time" mechanic estimate $700-800 to redo the forward band/rebuild the trans. Then paint it and you're driving down the road in true style. The interior is already pretty nice as-is. A dark blue 1953 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine would be a very impressive car to drive and ride in!!
Please feel free to ask any questions. In-person inspection is encouraged. Sold as-is.
Cadillac Fleetwood for Sale
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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:45:00 EST
Okay General Motors, we've sat by and watched you recall the compact cars, crossovers and pickup trucks, and aside from reporting on it, we've been fairly quiet. This, though, this will not do. We can almost tolerate the recalls on the bread-and-butter cars, but leave the performance vehicles alone.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:31:00 EST
According to a report from The Car Connection, GM has discovered a problem with the superchargers of the 6.2-liter V8s found in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Cadillac CTS-V. Apparently, the issue rests around the internal bearing shaft grease, which can become contaminated (we aren't sure with what). If left unchecked, it'll first lead to a rattle at idle, which goes away under slight throttle. The real warning stage is when a high-pitched squeal develops, signaling that the bearing shaft has failed. Naturally, severe engine damage is the next step (although it's possible that the engine will also just refuse to turnover, although neither case is desirable).
According to TCC, GM will replace the superchargers on vehicles that have exhibited symptoms of bearing shaft failure free of charge. It will also, allegedly, be extending the warranty on all supercharged ZL1s and CTS-Vs to 10 years or 120,000 miles (whichever comes first), from the date of purchase. Officially, only 2009 to 2013 CTS-Vs and 2012 to 2013 ZL1s are suffering from this issue.
Compact luxury sedans are fast becoming the trend among upscale automakers. Mercedes has the new CLA (and its many platform-mates), BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Audi has the A3 and, though Lexus apparently isn't interested in anything smaller than its CT 200h, Infiniti is getting in on the action with a compact model of its own. It would only follow logically, then, that Cadillac should launch a competitor, and according to the latest reports, that's just what it has in store.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 09:31:00 EST
Speaking with Car and Driver, Cadillac marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus confirmed that such a project is in the works. But unlike its rivals, Cadillac aims to go with a rear-wheel-drive layout. This despite research that apparently indicates that a surprising 80 percent of owners think that their BMW 1 Series is front-drive. It's the driving dynamics and styling proportions that motivate Ellinghaus and his colleagues to stick with rear-drive, however.
The new model would in all likelihood be based on the same GM Alpha architecture that underpins the ATS and CTS - a platform that has helped Cadillac keep the weight down on both models and which is expected to underpin the next-generation Chevy Camaro, as well. The sub-ATS could be positioned as a four-door 2+2, however, as the ATS grows a little larger in its next iteration in order to make room for its new baby brother.
General Motors Vice President of Global Design, Ed Welburn, had some dismissive words for a certain cross-town luxury brand during an interview with Car and Driver. When asked about his thoughts on Lincoln, Welburn deflected, before saying, "I don't consider Lincoln to be a competitor for Cadillac."
"They're not a global luxury brand. I don't consider them a competitor. Are they a competitor for Buick? Quite possibly. But not for Cadillac," GM's head designer explained. Welburn, who's been at the helm of GM Design North America since 2003 and is the first to hold the position of VP of Global Design, has been instrumental in the styling renaissance at GM, so predictably, Car and Driver's interview with him focused on the design aspect of cars.
During the interview, Welburn explicitly denied plans for a reborn Cadillac XLR, even as a new Chevrolet Corvette is hitting the market and strides are being made with Cadillac's V-Series performance arm saying, "We have a lot of cars that we're working on for the Cadillac brand. The XLR is not one of them right now."