19-20 January 2017
1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham
- Chassis no. P6196942
Sold for $66,000
- 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.
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