If you take your car in for service to the dealership, you will probably receive a fairly average rental car to use while the technicians are busy working on your vehicle. Even owners of more expensive vehicles get left with a basic economy car every now and then.
Former Detroit-area Cadillac dealership Wilson-Crissman did things a little bit more elegantly, however. It commissioned R.S. Harper Custom Coachbuilders to build them this 1979 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham station wagon to shuttle customers in that brought their cars in for service. The Fleetwood Brougham of this model year was already quite imposing, even compared to other cars of the era, but this wagon conversion gives it a huge amount of presence.
The owner of the Cadillac dealership’s mother liked this car so much, she ended up using it as her personal car. We can’t really blame her – Cadillac didn’t make a station wagon at the time, so if you wanted to ride in the ultimate expression of American luxury and retain the convenience of a wagon, a custom-built one like this is really your only option.
The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham wagon will go under the gavel at RM Sotheby’s Auburn Fall auction in late August/early September. The auction house is predicting it will sell for between $15,000 and $20,000, which is certainly more than a Fleetwood Brougham of this vintage may otherwise sell for, but this car is quite unique, after all. It’s also been well taken care of, having sat in the Michigan-based Ed Meuer collection for a number of years.
Check out the listing at this link and feel free to let us know what you think of this Cadillac Fleetwood wagon in the comments down below.
Source/photos: RM Auctions