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1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Formal Limousine landau top Blue in 1:43 scale


This is the 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Formal Limousine landau top Blue in 1:43 scale.

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1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five?   Yes, it really is a 1965.

OK, let’s get one thing straight. This really is a 1965 Cadillac. This is, perhaps with the exception of the Pininfarina-built 1959–60 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (frequently ID’d by Cadillac novices as a ’61 standard Cadillac), the most commonly misidentified Cadillac ever.


Go online. Post a picture and say, this is a 1965 Fleetwood Seventy-Five. Wait approximately one second. All manner of completely and totally sure “experts” will flock to your post. “That’s not a ’65! A 65 is completely different! That’s a ’64! I’d bet my bottom dollar on it!” Ah, but they’re wrong. Although you will have an almost impossible time convincing them of it.

You see, 99.9 percent of Cadillacs were totally redesigned in 1965, as were all full-size GM cars, from Chevrolet Biscayne to Pontiac Bonneville to Oldsmobile Eighty Eight. And every Cadillac from Series 62 to Coupe de Ville to Fleetwood Brougham. EXCEPT the Fleetwood limousines.


For some reason, known only to Cadillac Motor Division executives and GM product planners, the biggest, fanciest, and most expensive Cadillac of them all, the Seventy-Five Series, beloved by captains of industry and limo companies throughout the nation, retained the 1964 sheetmetal, dimensions, and trim.


No brand-new stacked quad headlamps. No ruler straight flanks with only a hint of fin in the totally redesigned quarter panels. Still with the 1959-style wraparound windshield and dogleg A-pillar.


There were some differences. But not many. Basically two. First, they had the redesigned 1965 wheel covers, shared with all other Cadillacs that year. In addition, they had the brand-new triple-band whitewall design, but of course as years passed and those became unavailable, the wheel discs were about the only way to tell from the exterior.


There were some improvements under the hood though. The 429-cubic-inch V-8, first introduced in all Cadillacs in 1964, produced 340 horsepower and was backed by an improved Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.

This model is hand painted and polished to a beautiful finish and has a sealed body. Resin models are exceptionally accurate of scale, shape and detail. Each model is created using a variety of production processes, to achieve this precision. They are produced using a composite material referred to in the industry as “resin”. Photo etched parts, die-cutting, tampo printing and waterslide decals are often used for a most authentic replication.