Since it’s not a factory job, today’s one Nice price or no dice Caddy can easily have looked more Fisher-Price than Fisher Bodied, but instead, it totally tops it off. Let’s see if we also manage to find a buyer.
It’s been a big week for polarizing prices and over-the-top results on NPOND. Whether it’s outrageous mods, questionable engine swaps, or tuner-equipped luxury sedans, this week’s mood also went to extremes, somehow. yesterday’s 2000 BMW M5 turned out to be no different. that car is offered with a ton of miles under his belt and a price of $13,500 which, while claimed to be, the cheapest around, wasn’t cheap enough to avoid? 88 percent of you care it is a loss without dice.
Since this has been a week of extremes, let’s end it with one of the most extreme old-school luxury wagons you could find this custom 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood by ASC. I mean, if you’re looking for a car to make a great car… statement, surely will call it.
As we all know, when this Fleetwood was new, Cadillac just didn’t build station wagons. No, this is the work of the American Sunroof Company, which still operates today as American Specialty Cars. ASC was already offering converted sunroofs for popular luxury cars of the time, even doing a brief run for Cadillac in 1969 before the automaker took the option home.
This wagon conversion is a lot more work than just cutting a hole in the roof of the car, but thanks to the availability of comparable models from other GM brands at the time, it still looks like a factory track. ASC has made a handful of these over the course of a few years, all commissioned, and one ’71 edition even went to stuntman Evel Kni.evil. it was yellow.
The ad gives no history of this 1970 conversion, but does provide many photos and a brief description:
This 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Wagon for sale has a 472c.i. Numbers matching V8 with 4bbl Carb, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, converted into a car by ASC Custom Craft, very few of these cars were produced, reported to be 72,904 ORIGINAL miles! Correct condor blue exterior with vinyl top, correct and original blue leather interior, power sunroof, power rear window, third row rear seats, all rear seats fold down, factory air conditioning converted to R134a, power steering, electric disc brakes, power Seat, power door locks , AM radio, tilt wheel, rear seat footrests, very rare ASC-built Cadillac Wagon that is an eye-catcher!
The low mileage and stately character of the car are reflected in the presentation. The Condor Blue paint looks fantastic and is accentuated by a quilted Landau roof that is boldly tuned to more of the material on the door leaves. Full hubcaps and whitewall tires—which are fine to drive after Labor Day, by the way—offer even more luxurious trim. The overall condition of the car is quite remarkable because, like painting the Golden Gate bridge, something like wax this size must be an endless job.
The interior is equally handsome and is wrapped in button-tufted blue leather upholstery with deep-pile carpet underneath and color-matched door panels and dashboard to really tie in the space together. You get three rows of seats here, with the first two being completely three passengers wide for a total of eight seats.
Since this is a Cadillac, there are a ton of useful features here, including auto-dimming headlights, power windows, and set-it-and-forget-it-automatic climate control.
For power, this Caddy also goes big. There’s a 472 cubic-inch displacement V8 under the aircraft carrier’s launch pad, disguised as a hood, and according to factory brochures of the time, that delivered 375 horsepower (gross) without breaking a sweat. A column-shift three-speed automatic sends the lazy ponies to the rear wheels, because that’s how it was done back then. Speaking of lazy, check out that top radiator hose in the pictures of the engine compartment. That looks like some kind of huge snake sleeping just ate the world’s fattest rat.
It’s clear that ASC didn’t skimp on the details when making this special. This car goes so far that feature the double acting tali gate (side or fold down) popular in more plebeian chariots of the time. It even has the little step recess in the bumper!
The title is clean and the asking price is $38,995. That is by the way a considerable discount on what was asked for the car last autumn – and apparently not received -.
It’s up to us to decide if it’s worth its new price or, if not, to determine what it should actually go for. What do you think, could this custom Caddy make that much money? Or does this ASC conversion say GTFO?
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H/T to Stan R. for the hookup!
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