Dad’s Land Yacht: 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham- SOLD!

May 2020 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

June 15th Update: while preparing for our latest Malaise Monday feature, we noticed this last-of-the-true Land Yachts is no longer posted, so its pretty safe to assume the price lowered to $6,900 did the trick. We wish the buyer good luck withe the purchase!

May 18th Update:  the price per pound just dropped again on this still-unsold last-of-the-true land yachts ’76 Cadillac Fleetwood for sale by the son of the original owner.  Late last week, we noticed a fresh listing with the price reduced a second time by another $1,100 to $6,900.  This nicely preserved survivor just moved from the “fairly-priced” to the “well-bought” category if the car checks out during your in-person inspection.  Good luck with the purchase!

March 30th Update:  we discovered a fresh listing Sunday morning for this 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood we first featured on January 27th with the priced reduced $1,000 to an even $8,000.  If you have a garage deep enough to fit this last-of-the-true-land-yachts, you can start negotiations with the son of the original owner.

A wheelbase of 133 inches.  An engine displacing 8.2 liters or 500 cubic inches.  An overall length of 230 inches or 19.25 feet.  While those numbers are enormous, ironically the weight of just under 5,000 pounds is pretty common among today’s look-alike full-size SUV offerings.  1976 was the last year for true Cadillac land yachts such as the 55K original mile Fleetwood Brougham currently listed here on Craigslist in Oceanside, New York (Long Island) for the again lowered price of $6,900 (down for the original ask of $9,000 in late Janaury).  The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the son of the original owner now has his Dad’s Fleetwood priced between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $7,500 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $5,500.  If you have a garage deep enough and are serious about purchasing this survivor from the son of the original owner, you can start the conversation by calling Bill at (917) 295-4078.

While the private seller provides great pictures of the exterior and interior, he neglected showing any of the engine bay, trunk or underside, so you’ll need to rely on your in-person inspection to confirm any flaws in those areas.  While the paint (we assume its original based on the low miles) shines nicely, the only noticeable exterior flaws appear to be the rear bumper chrome delaminating from the steel and a burned out passenger side headlight.  Inside the original leather and carpet appear presentable.  We would restore the slightly cracked leather on the driver’s seat and might consider re-dyeing the original carpet as it appears some areas have faded.  Also, we’re hopeful the son Bill can provide at least some of the receipts documenting this dad’s Cadillac purchase and maintenance history.  Those minor points aside, given its distinction as the last big Cadillac Land Yacht before GM introduced down-sized versions the following year, you’ll likely receive admiring glances and compliments regardless of where you drive this comfortable cruiser.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Up for sale is my Dads 76 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham with 54k miles. Very rare find in this condition. Turn key runs and drives…call to view the vehicle. .”

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