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"In perfect shape, you could get $60,000 for a Fleetwood. In this shape, you're looking at $12,000."

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Fleetwood, Pennsylvania was known for its luxury coaches as early as the 17th century. The Fleetwood Body Company was founded there in the late 19th century, specializing in luxury automobile upgrades.
  • Fact 2: The Fisher Body Company worked closely with Cadillac to create its iconic luxury cars. Fisher purchased Fleetwood Body in 1925, making the Fleetwood brand a Cadillac exclusive.
  • Fact 3: Between 1927 and 1934, every Cadillac model had an available Fleetwood upgrade. The name became more exclusive by 1938, appearing sporadically (and only in the most expensive models) until its retirement in 1999.
  • Fact 4: The word limousine comes from Limousin, a region in France whose inhabitants were known for their hooded cloaks, which early limousine drivers' compartments resembled.
  • Fact 5: In 1928, the Armbruster coach company of Fort Smith, Arkansas built the first known 'stretch' limousine to transport the big bands popular at the time.

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