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1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

  • Chassis no. 6B69S6Q180891

Sold for $8,800


190 bhp, 500 cu. in. overhead valve V-8 engine, three-speed Turbo 400 Hydra-Matic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and power disc front, drum rear hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 133"



- From the Lyle Reiswig Collection

- Last of the big Sixty Special Cadillacs

- Purchased new by current owner

- Final year for long wheelbase and 500 cu. in. engine

- Prestige Brougham equipment



The 1976 model year was a pivotal period for General Motors. All divisions’ full-size cars were due for downsizing the following year. It was the end of an era in more ways than one. It was the last time for many years that GM would market a convertible; Cadillac observed the event by selling 200 identical commemorative Eldorado soft-tops. It was the final time the Sixty Special name would grace a Cadillac after a run of 39 years. All full-size cars in the GM lineup became shorter, smaller and lighter for 1977. Engines, too, would be smaller, with Cadillac’s biggest becoming a 425-cubic inch unit, down from 500 in the ’76s.



Three inches longer than the DeVille and Calais models, the 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham rode a 133-inch wheelbase. Standard equipment included a signal-seeking radio with power antenna, automatic level control, six-way power seat, power windows and door locks and carpeted footrests. All full-size Cadillacs had limited slip differential, automatic climate control, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, power steering and brakes and Soft Ray tinted glass. Steel-belted radial tires were fitted at the factory.



Purchased new by the current owner from the Drumheller, Alberta Cadillac dealer on January 17, 1976, this Fleetwood Brougham has been driven but 49,350 miles. Very well maintained, it is attractive in silver paint, highlighted by the Brougham appearance package, which dispensed with “opera windows” in the sail panel in favor of a more traditional look. The car presents very well, and its original condition is remarkable, from the plush, undamaged upholstery and interior to the original paint. In fact, the original 8-track player still comes with an assortment of tapes. It has been 35 years since the last Cadillac of this size has been built, and this generation of cars is now developing a devoted following. This is a lovely, one-owner example in excellent original condition.

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