Did you ever want the ultimate sleeper? How about a 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood that has a 440 hp beast under the hood ready to show muscle machines its taillights? Sounds pretty cool, right? And more than just a monster motor in a luxury machine, this one has received the right attention and investments to be your new favorite custom build.
This car is the best place to start with a sleeper. The gold paint and vinyl roof make it look like it was built to cruise the boulevards at a leisurely pace. And Cadillac built a handsome full-sized sedan with big chrome bumpers at each end, and full-length trim to connect visually connect it all. These Fleetwoods even have plenty of classic elements like the integrated rear fender skirt and a hint of tailfin. In fact, nothing from the first impression would let you know that this is a custom-built wild machine, unless someone recognizes the newer 17-inch alloys borrowed from the Cadillac CTS.
Inside, the first impression is once again classic Caddy luxury. There's acres of interior space so family and friends can spread out. There's plenty of leather and wood applique for style and comfort. Plus, it's loaded with all the right features, including air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, power mirrors, dual airbags, and a premium AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo. But as you begin to power adjust your driver's bucket to the perfect driving position, you start to notice some interesting upgrades. First, the steering column has a Scangauge II display mounted on it to offer a tach supplement to the factory digital readouts. And there's now a floor-mounted stick shift. So even if you haven't twisted the key and heard this one roar, your senses already know there's something wicked in the engine bay.
Under the hood is now a Golden Performance 383 cubic-inch stroker V8. This LT1 is a more modern fuel-injected powerhouse that has been upgraded with GTP ported aluminum heads, Comp Cams XR288HR Xtreme Energy camshaft, Crane gold rocker arms, and a K&N cold air intake. This full power package is rated at 440 hp, which gives you more ponies under the hood than a modern Mustang GT! And the moment you fire this one up, the Flowmaster dual exhaust roars to life with the kind of sound that tells everyone about the beast within. Best of all, you have complete control over this powerful V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the recently rebuilt ZF six-speed manual transmission. More than just an upgrade to the motor and trans, this one has been fortified with a 3” aluminum driveshaft, Moser rear axle, and Auburn limited slip rear running a versatile 3.73 ratio. Plus, you have power steering, thick sway bars front & rear, front disc brakes, and the modern grip of Nitto NT555 tires.
While the sale comes complete with the owner's manual, you know this is a very different car than when it left the Cadillac factory. It's amazing this one-of-a-kind custom is also so affordable. So you know this is a case of call us today, of you might regret it tomorrow!