Drive Type: Automatic
Trim: 60 special
Warren, Indiana, United States
This is a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special... It's a rolling project car... Original motor is just sitting in the engine compartment; It is seized and not operational... We were in the process of putting a 500 cubic inch Cadillac motor and turbo 400 transmission when this project got put on the back burner... It needs front floor boards, trunk is solid, cracked windshield, minor rust in hood and rockers, bumpers have rust but are solid (no holes), the front cross member has been cut in the process on installing the 500 engine to clearance the oil filter, needs to be boxed in yet, will need brake work, dash pad has some small cracks. As for the upsides for the car, This car is in really great shape for the age, aside from what's mentioned above... 99% of all the trim is in tact and on the car, Other than the minor rusted mentioned above all of the body panels are in really good shape. The frame is solid... All of the dash and instrument panel is in tact and complete. All of the tail light lenses are in great shape! Other than the crack in the windshield, all of the glass is in great shape. The interior would be considered as above fair condition... The series 60 special has power windows, power locks, power trunk release, We have new brackets to convert the fronts to disk brakes. ( This car does NOT HAVE A TITLE, but will give a bill of sale at time of purchase...) This is a really unique and cool car with a lot of potential to be a nice ride... Too many other projects at this time so if you're looking for a solid project car and you like the Cadillac fins, this might be the one for you!!! The 500 cubic engine and 400 transmission is not included with the purchase of the car but can be purchased separately... It is a low mile, running, resealed motor and good transmission that has been bolted into the car and taken out several times, Call with any questions... Car is for sale locally so ad can be removed at any time... Mike 260-228-0125. We are located in Warren, Indiana, right off of Interstate 69. $500.00 deposit paid by paypal due within 24 hours after end of auction. The balance due in cash or money order at time of pick up... The car will need to be picked up by buyer within 14 days after end of sell... This car is for sell with NO RESERVE!!! No solicitors or spamming please!
The ink is still drying on the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade sales brochures, but that hasn't stopped Texas-based Hennessey Performance (HPE) from leaping out of the gate with its own high-performance variant. In stock form, the big fourth-generation Cadillac flagship arrives with a new small block naturally aspirated 6.2-liter Ecotec3 V8 delivering 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Fresh out of the showroom, the 5,900-pound SUV will sprint to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
While that is plenty fast for some owners, others don't want to be shamed by a 550 horsepower Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG or a 510 horsepower Land Rover Range Rover Sport - both will leave the stock Escalade at a stoplight.
The team at HPE has come to the rescue with its HPE550 supercharger upgrade, which includes a belt-driven supercharger, air-to-water intercooler, recalibrated engine management software and a three-year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty. With 6 psi of boost, the direct-injected 6.2-liter is tuned to deliver an impressive 557 horsepower and 542 pound-feet of torque - gains of 32 percent and 18 percent, respectively, over stock. Although HPE isn't releasing performance figures as of yet, our math says that should be enough power to put the two Europeans in the Cadillac's rearview mirror. The company also offers a set of 20-inch lightweight H10 forged monoblock wheels, to further improve performance.
The deaths of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car have meant overhauls of three high-profile American fleets: police, taxi and livery car. Just as police fleets are more open to considering other options and a Nissan van is the new face of the NYC taxi, livery car companies are looking at replacements for the Town Car beyond The Blue Oval. Ford, via Lincoln, has made an MKT Town Car (pictured), but an article in the Detroit News claims "it has failed to win over most of the big limousine companies." The upstarts trying to move in include livery and limo editions of the Cadillac XTS, and livery specifications of the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300.
Each of those challengers, however, faces challenges. The Town Car was a workhorse, American, rear-wheel-drive sedan with plenty of rear legroom. Cadillac has been in the livery space before but with decontented models that were about selling the brand, not its luxury. It is taking the opposite approach with the XTS, pointing out that its livery edition is "contented in the upper half of the XTS range." Still, the CEO of Michigan's largest livery company says "it's quite a bit smaller than what we're used to," and he also prefers rear-wheel drive.
The Chrysler 300 is rear-wheel drive, and American, which matters to some companies, but Chrysler hasn't yet revealed the livery package for it. The livery Avalon marks Toyota's first time getting into that business in the US, a natural step after having done so well with taxi clients and with the Town Car out of the way. Still, the livery client is a different to taxi buyers, so the Avalon could face other soft-touch hurdles.
Cadillac is moving swiftly to change up its naming scheme. Barely over a week ago we received our first indication that it was considering a different name its the upcoming flagship sedan previously known as LTS. Then Cadillac not only revealed the model would be called CT6, but announced that it would set the stage with a massive overhaul of its model nomenclature. And now we have another piece of the puzzle.
According to Forbes, Cadillac will not only rename its sedans with the letters CT, but will realign its utility vehicles under the banner of XT - both to be followed by a number indicating its place in the lineup. The one exception will be the Escalade, whose nameplate has such a strong following that it would be foolish for Cadillac to cast it aside. That leaves only the SRX (pictured above), but makes room for a new crop of crossovers said to be in the works.
It's a similar approach which Cadillac's new boss Johan de Nysschen took in revising the naming scheme at Infiniti. While it's bound to ruffle some feathers and scratch some heads in the beginning - especially since the company's current flagship sedan is called XTS - it's equally sure to make sense of it all in the long run. All we need to know now is what Nysschen and his marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus plan to call the coupes.