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#1 of 26 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe
Oct 16, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Hi I was looking for some information on a 1981 Fleetwood coupe. I have owned many cadillacs my past but have not seen one like this. It has a Rolls Royce style grille and landau bars on vinyle roof and a continental kit and a moonroof. Now I owned a 1984 seville roadster with similar features but would the fleetwood be called a roadster also or was there a different name for this model? Any help would be appreciated thanks
Oct 17, 2006 (5:00 am)
what that 1984 Seville looked like? I've seen custom jobs on 1979-85 Eldorados, and 1975-79 and 1980-85 Sevilles, but the only thing I've ever seen done to the downsized DeVilles and Fleetwoods was limo conversions, an occasional 4-door convertible, and a rare station wagon.
Anywya, I'm pretty sure it was some kind of aftermarket conversion, and not a factory job.
#3 of 26 Re: 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe [travcad78]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2006 (9:17 am)
No, Fleetwood only came in one style, the Brougham, in either a sedan or a coupe. Anything else is someone's customization or some dealer add-on for extra profit.
#6 of 26 Re: 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 18, 2006 (8:41 pm)
Hi I would agree it may be a dealer package to make profit but all pars are cadillac factory options that could have been ordered such as the continental kit the grill and the landau bars have to be as cadillac emblems are placed on them and not like an after thought type thing these are placed in deeper and look to be factory. I never in all my years seen one like this but was curious cause it is such a wierd one. Thanks for the help.
Oct 19, 2006 (4:55 am)
if cars like that SeVille "Roadster" and the '81 Fleetwood "Roadster" were authorized by Cadillac, even though they were outside, aftermarket conversions? It's quite possible that Cadillac either manufactured the unique trim pieces or authorized an outside supplier to fabricate them using their logo.
I dunno, just taking some wild guesses here.
#8 of 26 Re: 1981 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe [travcad78]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 19, 2006 (6:27 am)
No it's a fake. The moonroof and padded vinyl roof was a real option but the rest is just owner or dealer fantasy at work. Don't know about the landau bars--the option list doesn't show them, but they are easy to stick on.
#9 of 26 I'm getting a visual...
Oct 24, 2006 (2:16 pm)
And it's not a good one.
All of that stuff is aftermarket and unless you happen to like that look, this will only detract from the desirability of that car.
There used to be a shop in Compton California that did things to Cadillacs and Lincolns that cost thousands of dollars.
And 1981 was the year of the infamous 4-6-8 engine!
Nov 08, 2006 (10:41 am)
To everyone I appreciate all the help and I have decided not to move on that car as I have also thought it was to goughti and would not be a good idea for resale so I have therefore decided against it. Personally I am more for the stock cadillacs without all the stupid unnecisarry crap on it. But again thanks for all the info it is truely appreciated.