This $6,651 automobile (an astonishing sum of money at the time) was sold brand new to a wealthy, German-born dairy farmer who used it on special occasions only, such as chauffeuring about his elderly Mother during her biennial visits from the Fatherland. For mundane transportation needs, he relied on a trusty '65 Volkswagen Crew Cab Transporter and, of course, his red Porsche Diesel tractor, both Made in Western Germany.
Cadillac Fleetwood features the traditional body-on-frame engineering. Undercarriage has survived the past five-and-a-half decades outstandingly well. A thin layer of British Owatrol wax was applied to keep humidity away from the metal. There is no rust here!
Monday, the 6th of July was a fine and sunny day here in Ventura and we were delighted to take the big Cad out for a test drive.
The Brougham starts, idles, runs, drives, handles and stops as you'd expect it from an automobile that bills itself as the "Standard of the World."
We're amazed time and again at how easy this exceptionally large and heavy car is to drive. It's an indescribable feeling to be behind the wheel of the Sixty-Six Fleetwood Brougham.
Returning home, we are in awe of Cadillac's accomplishments. It's really like driving a new car. No rattles, no road noise, just floating and gliding like a white swan on a glassy lake.
Here it is, one of the lowest-mileage '66 Fleetwood Broughams in captivity. Cadillac's top-of-the-line model for the year, it's as exclusive today as it was all those years ago. One thing's cetain: if you are looking to enjoy a mid-sixties Cadillac, you search has ended. Get in this fabulous car, take your five best friends along, and enjoy cruising to the Country Club in the lap of luxury!
We sold this Cadillac in summer of 2020.
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