Down On The Streets: Junction City Edition - '72 Cadillac Fleetwood 75

Favored by mob bosses, religious leaders, captains of industry, funeral directors, and the Trump family when new. Now almost impossible to find

Caught in a cloud burst...

Caught in a cloud burst...

I've been trying to get photos of this preserved survivor '72 Fleetwood 75 in sedate, stately triple black for a while now. Caught up to it at its home in Junction City, Oregon, and caught these photos, during the end of a cloudburst no less.

These cars were top dog in the American domestic luxury market in the 70s, they were favored by movers and shakers in real estate and big business (NYC real estate baron Fred C. Trump had two, with plate numbers FT1 and FT2, and controversial future US president Donald Trump, his son, had a '74 with the plate number DJT when he started making his way through the higher echelons of US society), as well as for transporting religious leaders, CEOs and politicians, and as funeral limos. The Mafia and other organized crime groups such as Latin drug cartels and the "Russian Mafia" also favored Fleetwood 75s. Today, they are of surprisingly little interest except among the professional car community and demolition derby drivers, but they are amazing cars nonetheless. I was not able to get interior photos of any kind for this one.

I have previously photographed the white FWD Fleetwood coupe in front of this car. (photo set to come in another post)

I have previously photographed the white FWD Fleetwood coupe in front of this car. (photo set to come in another post)

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  • Haha. Great car. My grandfather had one. He had it painted a special metallic silver/grey and called it The Grey Goose. 500ci. Footrests in the rear. It was awesome for sure. My uncle has it in storage now. It's toast. Hasn't been driven or cared for properly. Sad. Makes me angry when others would have done something respectable with it. He's just that kind of type A guy.

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