Make : Cadillac
Model : Fleetwood Sixty Special
Owner : Eid Malas
Country : Lebanon
The Sixty Special name has been used at Cadillac to denote a special model since 1938, although the 1938 model began in Cadillac’s lowest price range, as a LaSalle, soon the Sixty Special name would be synonymous for some of Cadillac’s most luxurious vehicles.
The most notorious Cadillac Sixty special is the pink Elvis Presley’s 1955 Cadillac Sixty Special.
In the early 70’s, the Fleetwood Sixty Special became associated with exclusive productions; this exclusivity was reflected in the introduction of the exclusive Sixty Special Fleetwood Brougham d’Elegance in 1973, and the Sixty Special Fleetwood Brougham Talisman in 1974.
The 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special is part of the sixth generation of Cadillac Sixty Special and reached an impressive production of 24,000 units.
The 1957 model featured removing the chrome fender louvers, a Sixty Special trademark since 1942, and replaced by a giant ribbed metallic panel that occupied the entire lower half of the rear fender with additional engineering treats that included moving the optional air conditioning unit from the trunk to a space under the hood, and a foot-operated parking brake that released when the car was put in gear.
The 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special was a popular model that appeared in several Hollywood production movies such as:
- Mission Impossible series from 1966-1973
- The Last American Here 1973
Sixth Generation 1957 Overview
Model years: 1957–1958
Body and chassis: Body style 4-door hardtop
Layout: FR layout
Engine: 365 cu in (6.0 L) OHV V8
Transmission: 4-speed Hydra-Matic Automatic
Length 1957: 224.4 in (5,700 mm)
Width: 80.0 in (2,032 mm)
Height: 59.1 in (1,501 mm)
Curb weight: 4,900–5,100 lb (2,200–2,300 kg)