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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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:35:00 EST
No, there isn't a single part of the new Escalade package makes us go "wow" or "ooh," but it still looks like a solid, nicely updated offering that will surely attract the same sort of baller status when it hits the road. For starters, the new front end has been completely redesigned, where cleaner, tauter lines work with the full-LED headlamps and running lamps to create a face that, while familiar, falls right in line with the rest of Cadillac's lineup. Around the sides, the shape is exactly the same as the rest of the SUV's platform mates, with better-fitting body panels and a handsome, upright design. Of course, 20-inch wheels are standard, and hifalutin' 22-inch rollers are available (in chrome, we assume). Things get really interesting around back, where full-LED taillamps extend from the bumper all the way up to the top of the tailgate, and - like the Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon - the rear window wiper has been integrated into the top of the hatch for a cleaner look. It all looks pretty modern and good, but doesn't really tone down the otherwise flashiness of the Escalade package.
Like its predecessor, the new Escalade will be available in standard- and extended-wheelbase formats (bring on the EXT!). Only one engine is available: GM's 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both two- and four-wheel drive configurations will be offered, and the new Escalade should be a bit better to drive than the previous model, with a new coil-over front suspension and five-link rear setup, a wider track, variable-assist electric power steering and Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control system with Tour and Sport modes.
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EST
As Automotive News points out, Cadillac's naming scheme is all over the place at the moment. The ATS slotting below the CTS makes sense (alphabetically), but where do the ELR, SRX and especially the Escalade fit into that naming hierarchy? And how would LTS - as the project has been known until now - sit above the XTS?
Fortunately, Cadillac may be on the case, as two of the division's most recent senior appointments seem keen to rationalize the naming scheme. One is Uwe Ellinghaus, who joined Cadillac as chief marketing officer late last year. Speaking of the brand's nomenclature last spring, Ellinghaus was quoted as saying, "We are aware that this is currently a weakness of the Cadillac brand." And his new boss is bound to agree.
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Yet this time I am not suffering.
Cadillac has dropped its all-new 2015 Escalade in my driveway. Instead of battling city congestion, attempting to reason with misinformed government agents, snacking on a too-small bag of pretzels and physically rubbing shoulders with a dubious stranger for 90-plus minutes within the confines of a bumpy aircraft, I have chosen to forgo air travel and drive myself door-to-door in a fullsize luxury sport utility vehicle.