At $38,995, would you go big in this 1970 Cadillac Wagon?
Like it’s not a factory job, today Good price or no dice Caddy could easily looked more Fisher-Price than Fisher Bodied, but instead, it’s totally okay. Let’s see if it can also be successful in finding a buyer.
It’s been a big week for price polarization and exaggerated results on NPOND. Whether it’s outrageous mods, dodgy engine swaps, or specially-bodied luxury sedans, this week’s vote has also go to the extreme, one way or the other. yesterday BMW M5 2000 proved no different. This car is offered with a ton of miles under its belt and a $13,500 price tag which, while claimed to be cheapest around, wasn’t cheap enough to avoid 88 percent of you give it is a loss without dice.
Since this week has been filled with extremes, let’s end it with one of the most extreme old-fashioned luxury wagons you could possibly found that Custom 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood by ASC. I mean, if you’re looking for a car to do a grand statement, for surelily gonna shout it.
Now, as we all know, back when this Fleetwood was new, Cadillac just wasn’t building station wagons. No, it’s the work of the American Sunroof Company – which is still in business today as American Specialty Cars. ASC offered sunroof conversions for popular luxury cars of the time, and in fact had a short run for Cadillac in 1969 before the automaker took the option in-house.
This wagon conversion shows a lot more work than just drilling a hole in the roof of the car, but thanks to the availability of similarly sized models from other GM brands at the time, it still looks like a job. plant. ASC made a handful over the course of a few years, all commissioned works, with a 71 edition even going to stuntman Evel Knilevel. it was yellow.
The ad doesn’t provide any history of this 1970 conversion, but does offer plenty of photos and a brief description:
This 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Wagon for sale has a 472c.i. Numbers matching V8 with 4bbl Carb, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, converted to wagon by ASC Custom Craft, very few of these wagons were ever produced, let’s say they are 72,904 ORIGINAL miles! Correct Condor blue exterior with vinyl top, correct and original blue leather interior, electric sunroof, electric rear window, rear facing third row seats, all rear seats foldable, factory air conditioning converted to R134a , Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Power Seat, Power Door Locks, AM Radio, Tilt Steering, Rear Seat Footrests, Very Rare ASC Built Cadillac Cart That Turns Heads!
The car’s low mileage and stately nature are reflected in its presentation. The Condor Blue paint job looks stellar and is accented by a padded pram roof that is boldly matched to more material on top of doors. Full wheel covers and whitewall tires — which, by the way, can be driven after Labor Day — provide even more luxury. The overall condition of the car is quite remarkable since, like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, washing something of this pruning must be endless work.
The interior is equally beautiful and is covered in button-tufted blue leather upholstery. with thick pile carpet underneath and color matched door panels and dashboard to really tie space together. You get three rows of seats here, with the first two passengers fully wide for a total of eight seats.
This being a Cadillac, there are a ton of practical features here, including auto-dimming headlights, power windows, and automatic climate control to set and forget.
For power, this Caddy also goes big. There’s a 472-cubic-inch V8 under the carrier’s launch deck disguised as a cowling, and according to factory brochures at the time, that made 375 horsepower (gross) without a sweat. A three-speed auto with column shift sends the lazy ponies to the rear wheels since that’s how it was done back in the day. Speaking of lazy, take a look at that upper radiator hose in the engine bay photos. It looks like some kind of massive snake sleeping just ate the biggest rat in the world.
It’s obvious that in building this special, ASC didn’t skimp on the details. This wagon goes up to characteristic the double-action (side or folding) tali door which was popular in the more plebeian wagons of the time. It even has the little step cutout in the bumper!
The title is clean and the asking price is $38,995. Incidentally, this is a substantial discount from what was requested for the wagon – and apparently not received – last fall.
It’s up to us to decide if it’s worth its new price or, if not, what it should actually offer.. What do you think, could this Custom Caddy command that much money? Or, does this ASC conversion make you say GTFO?
eBay Classifieds out of St Charles, Missouri, or go here if the ad disappears.
H/T to Stan R. for the hookup!
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