Arizona

19-20 January 2017

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Lot 204

1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

  • Chassis no. P6196942

Sold for $66,000


340 bhp, 429 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with four-link suspension and coil springs, and hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 133 in.

  • Exquisite restoration to better-than-new condition
  • Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Senior award-winner
  • Accompanied by a copy of its build sheet and original manuals
  • Almost certainly the finest example in the world


For the last six decades of the 20th century, Cadillac’s Sixty Special line stood for the company’s most expensive non-limousine offerings—a sedan ever so slightly larger, more opulent, and more expensive than others in the company’s roster. The Sixty Special became even more special for 1966 with the introduction of a second model in the series, the Fleetwood Brougham. Previously an option package, the Brougham incorporated a distinctive vinyl roof covering and interior appointments worthy of a Rolls-Royce, including genuine walnut trim and, in the rear compartment, folding writing desks, foot rests, and reading lamps.

Combined with the muscular styling introduced this year, the new Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham was a Cadillac to be proud of, representing one of the most comfortable and expensive of all American automobiles in 1966. It was the kind of car seen outside the Four Seasons or Lutèce, or cruising between Greenwich and New York City. Today it has retained its regal aura and impressive stature.

The Fleetwood Brougham offered here is almost certainly the finest example in existence, and one of the best in the world. Recipient of an excellent restoration to modern concours standards, it is virtually impeccable in its fit and finishes, including a fresh interior upholstered in proper embroidered fabric and laser-straight panels, and it can aptly be described as being “better than new.” Even the chrome is impeccable both inside and out. The Antique Automobile Club of America has recognized the car’s excellence by bestowing it a Senior First Prize in its division. It is accompanied by a copy of its Cadillac build sheet, as well as owner’s specifications and shop and service manuals.

A posh luxury sedan from the last great era of American comfort, this Fleetwood Brougham continues to represent the best of Cadillac attitude and luxury, at its superbly crafted finest.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more