The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Cadillac Fleetwood. We make the process of selling your Cadillac Fleetwood quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Cadillac Fleetwood is a full sized model of luxury car manufactured by the Cadillac division of General Motors from 1984–1996 and then again from 1998–1999. It had its origins in the bodies of Cadillacs made by the Fleetwood Body Company in the 1930s. At the time the bodies for the 70-Series Cadillacs were made by either Fisher or Fleetwood. The quality and slight stylistic differences made the Fleetwood the more desirable model. Various models of Cadillac cars carried the Fleetwood emblems, but it became a separate model label in the ‘80s.
These new Fleetwoods were based on the C-body platform and were similar to the Cadillac Sixty Special, Cadillac Deville, Buick Electra, Buick Park Avenue, and Oldsmobile 98. They came as a 4-door sedan or 2-door coupe, using a transverse front-engine layout and front-wheel drive.
Powertrain choices included a 4.3 L LS2 Diesel V6, 4.1 L HT-4100 V8, 4.5 L HT-4500 V8, or a 4.9 L HT-4900 V8. Transmissions used included a 4-speed TH-440-T4 automatic, 4-speed 4T60 automatic, and a 4-speed 4T60E automatic. Curb weights ranged from 3,500–3,900 lb. Starting prices were much less than German luxury cars that they were trying to compete with at the time. However, reviewers did not find the car in the same quality class.
Second generation Cadillac Fleetwood cars were larger and used the D body platform. They were not top speed performers but made for a smooth and comfortable ride for city and highway driving. These cars were packed with lots of electronics and modern conveniences. Option packages included the Brougham, which had a full vinyl top, sail panel badging, six-way driver’s seat memory, heated seats with three-position lumbar adjustment, and a rear seat storage armrest.