1957 Cadillac Hard Top Series 60 Fleetwood
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Last update: 06.11.2013
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1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 60 Sedan
This is a real nice looking reliable 50's Cadillac that you would be proud to drive anywhere. I have taken it to a few shows in the Chicago area and it always gets a lot of attention where ever it goes. I bought this car earlier this year and drove it back 650 seamless miles from Tennessee to Chicago; the car cruised it with no issues! Mostly original condition. very nice driver quality - I've listed details below but please contact with questions. Selling it for a happy reason - because I just got to buy a '55 Cadillac 2dr hardtop Coupe de Ville which is going to be my 'keeper'!!
In addition to the photos. I've included links to a walk-around video and a driving videos - see below.
Click or copy and paste link below for more pictures of the Cadillac and the air cleaner and Rochester Carb.
https://skydrive. live. com/redir?resid=C9B101DF10AB864!318&authkey=!ANyZvw8zICyjAgA
MechanicalThe 365 Cadillac V8 engine runs smooth and quiet with no smoking - just like a Cadillac should. The 4 speed Hydra-matic transmission shifts great with no issues. There is evidence of a transmission fluid leak coming from the front seal though. common for 50's Cadillacs. Brand-new. after-market Edelbrock carburettor - this is correct fitment for 1957 Cadillac. New electric fuel pump is in operation although the original fuel pump is still present and looks intact. The power brakes work well although they do pull to the left slightly. I did bleed them and changed the brake hoses for new but I think that the brake line from the master cylinder to the right side is slightly blocked and changing that would probably make the brakes pull up straight. The foot brake has been adjusted and works well. Steering runs straight. Heater works well - blows very hot air.
Original Rochester Carburettor and original air cleaner will be sold with the Cadillac. The Carburettor was rebuilt by me but has a flat spot so I ended up keeping the new Edelbrock Carburettor fitted and intended to get it rebuilt professionally at a later date. The original oil bath air cleaner has been resprayed and has and original looking reproduction sticker attached.Interior
The interior of this car is amazing. All original in a stunning 'Glamour' (Cadillac dealer handbook term) combination of light green leather seats inserted with black brocade fabric run through with green lurex. The seats are in great condition - the fabric is as good as new condition and the leather shows some 'age' and 'wear' cracking but is in very good order. The door panels too are all original to match the seats and are in excellent condition. The head liner looks to be original and is in great condition with no rips or wear. Interior chrome is fantastic and still has a great shine to it. even all the cigarette lighters work!The carpet looks to be original and presentable. it is black in color. thin in places but not ripped. The front seat is six way power and works great. All the windows are electric and work great. They have original E-Z glass with no cracks. The front screen does show signs of de-lamination around the edges. The AM-FM original radio works but does not tune in due to the leather tuning band breaking due to age (this can be replaced to make it function properly). All the gauges work. including the trip meter. The dash lights up as it should. The top of the dashboard has been replaced at some point and looks good. The steering wheel is in perfect condition with no cracks and the chrome is excellent. Driver's side sun visor is broken off at the hinge. The visor itself is in good condition and is provided with the car but the hinge will need a simple repair. The passenger side visor is in good condition. The car comes with original spare wheel and jack with original carry case (in trunk). Exterior
I have looked all over this car and the only rust I can see is a single hole. nbsp;approximately 4" diameter. in the drivers side floor that would need a repair. Other that. there is just surface rust underneath. The Cadillac has had a respray at some point in what looks to be the original (for 1957) Glade Green paint color. All the exterior chrome on this car is very nice 'driver' quality (some surface scratches. some minor dings in a couple of spots. some pitting visible on 1 rear fin and a couple of patches). The exception is the rear bumper ends (pictured) that do require repair and a re-chrome or a replacement. The stainless inside and out is very good - the distinctive Fleetwood side trim panels are excellent. The window wipers do not work properly and I think it is due to old vacuum hoses that are brittle. All the lights. indicators and horn work great. All lenses are in good condition with no visible cracks. The tires are older wide white walls that have fine aged cracking on the walls but have good tread.
Apparently. this car has only had 3 registered owners in 56 years! The previous registered owner told me he bought it from the widow of the original owner and had it for 26 years. During this time he used it for shows and parades; it was always looked after and had always been garaged. In the time I have had it I have changed all the Oil/fluids. checked and bled the brakes. installed new brake hoses. greased the front end and fitted new Sway Bar Link kit.
Thanks for looking!
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