Marketing literature for 1975 Cadillacs proclaimed that the lineup should be considered the “Standard for the World.” That level of pride and confidence filtered through to buyers, many of whom maintained and preserved these cars so that they would last – and look good – for 50 years or beyond.
“Available for sale is a fantastically original 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham,” the listing says. “Just two owners from new with only 30,500 original miles. Stunning all-original paint in Jennifer Blue with Dark Blue Tuxedo vinyl top and outrageous, optional, and ornate Monticello velour interior.”
The interior is wild indeed: I love the design of the upholstery, and the texture appears inviting and comfortable. This is the kind of car that gives a “living room on wheels” vibe. Rear seat passengers are even given a center armrest along with fold-down footrests that pivot from the back of the front seat. I looked up a little of the story on that striking baby-blue “Jennifer Blue” paint color. According to some collector resources online, the color was only offered during model years 1975 and 1977.
The seller provides a little bit of the car’s backstory: “Purchased from the estate of an Iowa farmer’s wife; this was her special-occasion vehicle. Stored in their barn and never used in winter.”
The listing doesn’t specify the engine details on this big luxo-sedan, but some Internet research shows that it likely has a large 500cid (8.2-liter) V8 which was rated at 190 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. This car needs all the grunt it can get, because it tips the scales at about 5,400 pounds (that heft is roughly one ton more than a 2023 Toyota Camry). The seller states that that the clock and the radio are not working, but the car “runs and drives beautifully.” Recent work included replacement of the alternator, air conditioning, battery, brake booster, brake master cylinder, and wide whitewall tires.
Is this car worthy of being named the “Standard of the World”? There is only one way to find out: You had better contact the seller today to schedule a test-drive.
The asking price is $22,500 for this far-out Fleetwood.