1981 Sterling Silver Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan - Excellent!

1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

Make: Cadillac
Model: Fleetwood
Type: Sedan
Trim: Brougham
Year: 1981
Mileage: 45,466
VIN: 1G6AB6995B9217936
Color: Silver
Engine: 368 Fuel Injected 8 Cylinder
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Concord, North Carolina, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof

Description for Cadillac Fleetwood 1981

1981 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan

Collector Owned

Meticulously cared for car

Only 45,466 original miles!

Here’s one you do not see very often…

A “blast from the past” sedan that remains the ultimate in motoring luxury, for a discriminating few…

This car has been babied since new, used mainly as a Sunday driver, seldom, if ever, driven in the rain, always garaged, having had one original owner (1981-2007), followed by two collector owners thereafter (2007 – current). It was originally purchased at Lindburg Cadillac in St. Louis, Missouri on June 5, 1981 with 25 miles on the clock. The original owner was Mike Balsamo. It was sold by Mr. Balsamo’s wife on December 2, 2006 to a Dallas, Texas collector, followed by the current owner from late 2015, who is an avid member of the national Cadillac & La Salle Club, and President of the Carolina Region Cadillac & La Salle Club.

The low mileage program including occasional drives, no rain, along with a protective garage at all times regimen has been maintained by the current and former collector owner. The car’s impeccable condition is a testament to this! Leather interior is soft and supple with no imperfections, and the interior is not faded. The original paint still has plenty of luster and the vinyl top, original to the car, still has plenty of sheen.

The Fleetwood is very well equipped, and all original documentation including window sticker and bill of sale are available and will go to the new owner. The car is equipped with leather interior in the color of Antique Gray, coordinating carpeting and interior trim, the AM/FM Symphony Sound Cassette Radio, Cadilac Garage Opener, Locking Wire Wheel Discs, along with the rare and expensive Astroroof. The Astroroof was a very rare option not normally ordered due to the high cost at the time, and this one operates perfectly opening and closing.

The car hasn’t ever been spared needed service, and over the course of my ownership, it’s had the below, most of which was performed by our local Cadillac dealer and expert Cadillac mechanic well learned in the cars of this period:

  • - All fluids changed
  • - New Radiator, Water Pump, and Vacuum Pump
  • - Timing Chain
  • - Filters, gaskets, hoses, and belts (all replaced regardless of condition due to age)
  • - Shocks front and rear, along with rear springs
  • - All new brakes
  • - All new exhaust, including catalytic converter.
  • - A/C updated to R-134a with new compressor and components
  • - New Vogue Tires
  • - New interior headliner in correct factory matched material
  • - New Front / Rear plastic fillers, properly fitted and painted to match the car
  • - New battery
  • - All engine control sensors replaced, connections cleaned and tightened, idle solenoid, ignition module, timing set to factory specifications

All accessories work flawlessly and as intended, with the exception of the power antenna, which can be raised or lowered manually. (The original antenna is there, and disconnected.)All of the fiber optics work, including the integrated side opera lights, along with the illuminated entry system lock cylinder lighting! Wow! The car also features the trumpet horn, which sounds like a train, very loud, and designed to have folks get out of your way! The stereo radio plays beautifully through all speakers, and the cassette player works nicely too.

The car starts, drives, and runs flawlessly. All you do is turn the key, and it starts quickly each time.It is very quiet, smooth, and enjoyable to drive. It is equipped with the 368 cubic inch cast iron fuel injected 8 cylinder engine, which runs on all 8 cylinders all of the time. The transmission shifts smoothly and effortlessly through all of the gears. There are no strange noises, smells, or smoking from the car, and it is very powerful, and agile on the road, just as you'd expect from a Cadillac!

I am selling it reluctantly to make room for a 1960 Fleetwood, my next project.

Don’t let it pass you by! Inspections and/or questions are welcomed.

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There is a video of the car starting, running, along with accessories operating at:


Thank you for looking! Travis Dowell (704) 804 0806, mobile, or travisdowelljr@gmail.com

Motivated Seller!