1955 Cadillac Fleetwood: Luxury x Aggression

Restored Fleetwood Sixty Special: A Show of Quality and Style

Tracing its origins to the dawn of the 20th century, Cadillac has a complicated and extensive portfolio of models. In the storied decade of the 1950s, one of the greatest, the 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special was a beautiful four-door hardtop constituted by top-notch materials.

Fleetwood-bodied Cadillacs were special models constructed exclusively for exclusive nameplates, like the Series 75 and Sixty Special.

At the present, the ’55 Fleetwood 60 Special has distinctly reminiscent looks of classic automobiles from that era, yet it was considered a maximum quality automobile in its time. A bolstered widebody restomod version of this opulent 4-door by HotCars graphic designer Timothy Adry Emmanuel drives the Fleetwood’s design to the edge while keeping the qualities that make it so acclaimed to this day.

Timothy’s Fleetwood emanates a sparkling midnight blue hue, and right away there are numerous considerable variations beginning with the unmistakable widebody package which embraces the sides and back. It is presently also a 2-door hardtop coupe, no longer holding the rear doors.

Glancing at the Cadillac Fleetwood, you will see the hooded headlights perched up high, the pair of cylindrical exhausts in its distinctive front grille and the shining chrome bumper.

Still, the grill and bumper bring a certain aggressive vibe to the front of the vehicle, which is furthered upon the hood with an air duct on either side.

The Fleetwood is mounted to large tires and bold rims, while a gleaming fender skirts the side-exit exhausts in front of the back wheels. In spite of the considerable modifications, it still holds onto the majority of its original characteristics but fares at a lower level, wider stance, and an overall menacing aesthetic.

One of the classic characteristics of the original automobile was the discretely horizontal chromed trim running from the front fender and executed a vertical turn on the back door. This element has also been included in the render, whereby the Fleetwood is seen to possess high rear shoulders that taper into a gentle incline at the posterior.

In stark contrast to the original, the chrome bumper was left out of the redesign for this Cadillac Fleetwood restomod. It is ideal for any driving situation, if you are looking for something a bit more unique than the regular car models. The 5.4-liter V8 engine and 250 hp powertrain which was featured on the ’55 Sixty Special has been switched-out for a more powerful LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Thus, combining performance and timelessly classic design, the Cadillac Fleetwood restomod is an exceptional choice for those with more specific preferences.

Vintage cars like the timeless ’55 Fleetwood have diminished in value more than expected, taking into account their erstwhile reputation and desirability, not to mention their increasing rarity. Per Hagerty, a ’55 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special would be valued around $32,000, whereas Classic.com mentions this model fetches on average $35,000 at auction.

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