Recliner foot rests in 1975 Fleetwoods???

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My friend went to a car swap this weekend to sell his camaro and while he was looking a round he said he saw this really nice mint condition 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood. He kept going on and on about how huge this car was and how big of an engine it had in it and how the guy who brought it up their towed a huge boat behind it the whole way. But the thing that really got me was that he said there was so much room in the backseat the they had foot rests almost like the ones on a Lay-z-boy recliner. Is that really true?

Do 1975 CadillacFleetwoods really have recliner foot rests for the back seats, like something similar to a recliner?

Just curious.
 
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Was it a Fleetwood 75 Limo?
 
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It would seemto be a Limosine.
 
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I don't think it was a limo, it only had 2 rows of seats he said. Do they even make fleetwood limos?
 
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Lets put it this way, the 75 Fleetwood looks like a limo, but your friend is right, the standard model is so darn big they have foot rests. Have a look at the photos.



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I know the Mercedes Maybachs have recliner type rear seats..........
 
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:49 PM
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I don't think it was a limo, it only had 2 rows of seats he said. Do they even make fleetwood limos?
"1976 would be the final year for the long Caddy Fleetwood Seventy-Five limo and nine-passenger sedan (151.5 in. wheelbase and 252.3 in. overall), which weighed in at a whopping 5800 lbs. Their body style had first appeared for 1971. This year, like Fleetwood Brougham, they gained a new grille pattern plus revised cornering lamps with horizontal chrome trim. Base prices were $14,889 for the nine-passenger sedan and $15,239 for the eight-passenger limo. This model year, a total of 1,815 Fleetwood Seventy-Fives were built: 981 sedans and 834 limos.
Fleetwood remained the only American-built vehicle that was designed and built strictly as a limousine. Big Fleetwoods had two separate automatic climate control systems. Interior choices were Medici crushed velour fabric in black or dark blue, or light gray Magnan Knit in light gray. Full-width folding seats held three extra passengers. Passengers could use the control panel to raise/lower windows, turn on reading lamps, operate radio, or (in limo) raise/lower the center partition. Fixed quarter windows behind the rear doors were larger than those on Sedan DeVille. (Fleetwood Broughams had no such windows at all.)
Electronic fuel injection was optional on the 500 cu. in. (8.2-liter) V-8 engine producing 215 HP @ 3600 RPM and Torque of 400 lb ft at 2000 RPM. . A cross-grain padded vinyl roof was optional. Seventy-Five models had new graphite-treated rear brake linings, reinforced shoes, and Hydro- Boost power-brake booster. They also boasted four cigarette lighters rather than the usual two."

Source: http://100megsfree4.com/cadillac//cad1970/cad76f.htm
 
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I do like Maybachs...

 
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