Quite the contrary on being practical. I wrote a review a while back on our 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Limo. It was utilized as a family vehicle! Everyone in our family and our friends never had any problem chipping in for gas by the way. It was a really nice inexpensive used car that everyone wanted an oppy. to go with us. My grandparents expression when we took them places was priceless. I live in Delaware and we took it on trips to the Poconos and south to the beaches. You do not parallel park a limo or have the need to. The luggage space, dual a/c, divider window, jump seats were pretty cool. The only expense we incurred was the freeze plugs. I regret selling mine even though it was for a great deal more than we paid for it. To accomplish now what we did requires taking two vehicles to go anywhere as a family.
In answer to the Dec. 22, 2004 comment, I only drive my limo (which, btw, is a '76 model, but built in Oct. '75) about 3,000 miles/year, so gas prices don't really matter. In that respect, and as the person who commented on his former '70 limo, it does make much sense to drive something which is unique. Unlike Mercedes' and BMW's, you don't see a factory-built limo on every corner.
I own a 1975 Black Fleetwood Brougham in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is not the every day driver, but wow! it turns every head down the road.
This is the 500 cubic inches engine.
I drive it occassionally on weekends and take it to some collectors events. Need some parts like the horizontal tail lights, both front turn signal lenses and all the bumper gray rubber fillings to have the body finalized, any one knows anywhere to get them in Florida?
I love the 70´s cars, don't you?, also own 2 MBenzes and a Chrysler Cordoba which I'm trying to restore. I´m a 70´s generation X...
I own a 1972 Fleetwood Brougham, its not a limo like some of yours, but it is 19 feet 5 inches, I drive it everyday, my wallet doesn't appreciate that choice, but I do love driving my caddy. It is black with a white rag top, I am taking it in to my auto body shop in a month or so, and it will become an even more beautiful car.
I also own the 75 Fleetwood seventy five nine passenger sedan, but the jump seats have been removed!!! Where can I find them?? I am in Australia, but understand if I need to ship them from the USA.
By the way, no one drinks Fosters over here and no one talks about any shrimps on any barbecue.
Jump seats are hard because this model was only produced between 1974-1976 around 800 cars a year. Any body got any ideas?
I also plan to supercharge this 8.2L and put a large bull bar on the front, as we have lots of kangaroos. My dad drives a Datsun and doesn't understand the need for this tank, as I have major insecurities.