Featured is a beautiful, elegant 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine. The nine passenger Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine was elegance on a grand scale and carried to a new level.

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1957 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine

Cadillac Series 75

The Cadillac Series 75 was introduced in 1936 alongside the Series 70.The Series 75 was a range of long wheelbase, full size luxury cars. The Cadillac Series 75 was offered exclusively with a V8 engine, and was built in eleven generations: Cadillac’s flagship Series 75 were the only vehicles in America specifically designed and built as limousines. had a long and distinguished history. The model was produced  from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. These were luxurious models spanning six decades.

Back in 1957, if you had about $7,300, you could be one of about 1,100 proud owners of a Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine. That obviously was quite a lot of money to pay for a car in 1957. At the time,the model was the largest and most luxurious automobile built by high Cadillac up to that point. A vehicle like this was mostly used by corporate executives and state dignitaries and other Vip’s who had the equivalent of $64,000 in 2021 dollars. The Cadillac Series 75 Limousine was also used extensively by funeral homes. You would be very hard pressed to find a new automobile like the superbly elegant Cadillac Series 75 today for $69,000.

57 cadillac series 75Cadillac’s were completely re-styled for 1957, adopting many of the styling cues and features tested and received enthusiastically by the public in various Cadillac concept cars in the GM Motorama. Featuring rubber-tipped “Dagmar” bumper bullets, jet fighter inspired taillight nacelles, chrome tipped fins and distinctive new side treatments that give the ’57 Cadillac’s enduring character, Cadillac’s 1957 offering was further distinguished by the presence of three separate Eldorado models, the Biarritz convertible, Seville hardtop and the limited production Brougham four-door.

1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine Specifications

The 1957 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine was produced with a 365 cubic inch V-8 engine with a four barrel carburetor delivering 310 hp.

Transmission was a four speed Hydra-Matic automatic.

Brakes were hydraulic power.

Dimensions include a 149.7 inch wheelbase, 236.2 inch overall length, 61.1 inch height and 80.0 inch width.

Current information tells us that about 1,100 of the 57 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limos were built.

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Reference material for this article includes…Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Series Limousines 1937-1987 Photo Archive by Thomas McPherson…Motor Age, Feb 1957...Collectible Cars by the Editors of Consumer Guide…General Motors Archives.

1957 Cadillac Series 75 Limousine Collector Car

1957 cadillac specificationsWith the relatively low production numbers for the Cadillac Series 75 Limousines for 1957 these are obviously generally quite rare automobiles. After 63 plus years how many of these models that are still on the road is small. As mentioned earlier, some of the best examples that came on the used car market were those operated by funeral homes which were noted to take very good care of their vehicles.Those that came up for sale looked basically new.

This limousine model is not easy to find these days. It’s a car everybody loves. The Fleetwood Limousine is sure to draw a crowd at any car show.

Current asking prices for a restored and in excellent condition Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood Limousine range.in the $35,000 to $40,000 range.

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