Movie Car: 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Among movie cars, you could say that vehicles with a starring role are a dime a dozen. Heck, some cars are scrapped after their Hollywood tour and no one ever sees them again. While I don’t get too excited about a vehicle’s time on the screen, it is a neat anecdote in a car’s history. This 1964 Cadillac Sixty-Special Fleetwood here on craigslist supposedly starred alongside Woody Harrelson in the movie The Grand and is now for sale in Texas for $12K or best offer.

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From the photos, the Caddy appears to be in presentable, driver-quality condition. No word on if the paint is original, but the car did hail from Las Vegas (ironically, where the movie was set) so it likely resided in dry conditions for much of its life. Sometimes, it can seem like production companies do everything they can to destroy a car’s originality, but this Fleetwood doesn’t appear to be suffering from too many alterations. That’s a good thing, considering how luxurious and soft-riding these Cadillacs were when introduced.

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Leather seating and the hand-rubbed wood trim surfaces reminded buyers they were enjoying an elevated driving experience, and this example still looks handsome inside. Previously, the Cadillac spent time in an automotive museum in Pennsylvania, which seems to indicate a history of gentle and sporadic use, and could explain why the odometer still reads below 100,000 miles. Though the seating surfaces are cracked with age, this is a minor quibble. The windshield will also need replacing, but as an added bonus, the A/C still blows cold.

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Ah, the iconic fins. The ’64 model year would be the final fling for Cadillac’s groundbreaking rear-end styling, as future models would have more subdued hindquarters. I stand by my opinion that cars without B-pillars are downright stunning, and this Fleetwood is a textbook example of how handsome they can look. All that said, whenever I look at Cadillac prices, they seem to be all over the map with little rhyme or reason. Do you think $12K is a fair ask? Do you believe the seller’s claim that it was appraised at $14K? And most important, did you see it on screen?

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Comments

  1. RichS

    High 4-figure car to me. Never heard of “The Grand” so even if it was actually in that movie it would have no value to me. If it was the ’62 from “Cocoon”, that would have some pull for me, plus I like the ’62 more anyway. That said, I’d drive it.

  2. Rex Kahrs Member

    Nice car. I’m trying to get a picture of the original owner…Lady exec who liked the red interior, and 4 doors to entertain clients? Or a fleet car of the Sands hotel to shuttle high-rollers from the airport? Maybe a mafia car with a big trunk to drive bodies out to the desert?

  3. Jim

    Most movie cars that are not customized are paid loaners from their owners.

  4. David C

    I like this one listed here on craigslist a lot better. About the same asking price with two less doors!
    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/5660590558.html

  5. OhU8one2

    I myself would rather have a 63. Taller tail fin’s,390 ci engine. Years ago I had a coupe,series 62. White exterior and black and white interior. 72,000 miles and almost every option or accessory worked. Paint was dull and dry,but she polished up beautifully. Some of the chrome was questionable,but still presented wonderful. I think the coupe was almost 19′ long and barely fit in my garage. Paid 1500.00 for it in 1990. Should never have let this one go. I loved that car. But now my absolute favorite 63,is the one Chip Foose did on Overhaulin for a police officer. If you like Caddie’s,you must see that car!

  6. Pfk1106

    One of my college buddies had one of these in the 70’s. When he bought it for $200, it was painted every color you could think of, like a tie died t shirt. 4 door hardtop, the power windows didn’t work all the time. A bunch of us got together, rattle canned it black, and fixed the shorts in the wiring in the doors. That car could cruise, but at 8 mpg, it never passed a gas station.

  7. Doc

    Had a ’62 Hearse with 27000 miles, ya know only driven back and forth to the cemetery. It ran like a new car! Still had the electric table with suicide doors. We used it to haul our rock band equipment. This was in the early ’70s. I’ll see if I can “dig up” a pic.

  8. Steve

    Man those Caddy sedans were huge. Land yacht, barge, road hog! I think it’s entirely possible you could land the Spruce Goose on its roof.

  9. doc

    windshields were sooooo big, they cracked, very common with these cars.

  10. Woodie Man

    Well the interior IS red..one of my favorites…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVAj0yZgDg

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