ELVIS, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin – just a few of the famous names who have owned one of these ultra-rare Cadillacs.
Built in 1976, only 11 examples were made that year and this example is probably unique due to its exterior and interior colours.
Its full name is (deep breath) the Cadillac Castilian Fleetwood Brougham Estate Wagon. It has a whopping 8.2 liter V8 engine and has only driven 20,000 miles.
It was built as a standard Fleetwood Brougham by Cadillac in the USA, which was the pinnacle of luxury at the time, and then taken away for upgrades by a company called Traditional Coachworks.
This included everything from new paint to new leather to more luxurious interior appointments.
This particular car is being sold by DD Classics in Richmond, London for around £58,000.
Even rarer is that this is a station wagon – as if you needed more space in a car that was already six meters long.
The ad on Hemmings states: “Is by far one of the finest specimens in the world.
“The Station Wagons come in an extremely elegant color scheme of Innsbruck Blue over Ivory leather interior with Navy Mouton carpeting throughout and it doesn’t get any better or more exclusive than this.
“The car comes with its original build sheet showing pre-conversion specification and price of US$12,533 (or approximately £60,000 in 1976) with options including leather upholstery, 6-way power passenger seat (power driver’s seat came standard), tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, Twilight Sentinel, turbine blade wheel covers and numerous other options.’
You could order a Castilian direct from your local Cadillac dealer, but the price was steep and only 47 cars were made in total.
To buy a Castilian in 1976 would take around US$30,000, or about US$154,000 (£130,000) in today’s money.
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