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Wheels in the Grass

'65 Fleetwood Eldorado, Sanborn, N.Y.

Spotted this 1965 Cadillac sitting way back off the road in Sanborn just the other day — looks like a Fleetwood Eldorado. Back then Eldorados were top-of-the-line full-sized Caddy convertibles; eventually they became a full-fledged nameplate when the dramatic front-wheel-drive coupe was introduced for the 1967 model year.
The ’65 Eldo drop-top listed for $6,738 and only 2,125 were produced, making these wheels in the grass (or in the gravel) a pretty rare find.

nice interior

...from the brochure

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • I inherited a ’68 Eldorado from my grandparents in ’79 when I was a freshman at UB. I had driven it before all over the country, it had all the options and was a true land yacht. I took 5 people down to NYC and that was fun, wound up being cheap, but I gave it back to my parents in 2 months. With a 472 cubic inch engine, couldn’t afford the gas.

  • Lou Ricciuti

    The Caddy is great. Another winning choice for this week’s WITG.

    And sitting right behind the two-ton + General Motors “land yacht” in Sanborn, New York, Niagara County, is a 1940s or 1950s Butler…

    http://www.dahp.wa.gov/Styles/QuonsetHut.htm

    Dig that surplus building in the background and THOSE crazy curves, fins and trim!

  • Jim Corbran

    Lou – I had to click on your link to figure out you were talking about the Quonset Hut behind the car. Whenever I see one it reminds me of Gomer Pyle.