Cruisin' North Presents
Member's Ride

Ralph and Holly Cota
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine and 1967 Caddy Convertible
December 2011

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1958 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine and 1967 Caddy Convertible

Well the story goes. In 2003 I had an old jukebox in 1940 Rock-Ola luxury light up project that I wasn't going to get to it so I put an ad in the paper to sell it. A gentleman came to the door looked at the jukebox and said I have this old car I like to trade. So we went down about a mile and a half away from my house to the garage the car was stored in from 1985 to 2003 18 years. It was stacked from top to ceiling with furniture boxes and such. We unburied the car and I traded him straight across for the jukebox. So now I had a really big project to work on. I was told the car was used in the Playboy club in San Francisco and then to a limo company in San Rafael. I am the fourth owner.

After extensive mechanical work, bodywork due to rust, a paint job and a heap of chrome caddy was ready for some cruising. The Caddy has a 5.9 L 365 in.³ V-8 300 hp engine. Her wheelbase is 149.6 inches the car is 20 feet long. Her weight is 5474 pounds the original price of the 1958 Cadillac series 75 Fleetwood limousine in 1958 was $8675.00. There were approximately 730 of this model built in 1958.

We also just recently acquired a 1967 Cadillac Deville Convertible, seafoam fire missed green, with a 429 V8, in excellent condition. When I brought it home it instantly became Holly's car. So I included some pictures of the 1967 Caddy Convertible as well as the 1958 Caddy Limo.

Here are two more pictures of Ralphs Caddy Limo at Infenion Raceway doing a couple of laps:
1. Limo 1
2. Limo 2

As Webmaster, I am sending many thanks to Holly and Ralph Cota for answering their door when I asked, "Is anybody home?" Lucky for us it turns out that Holly and Ralph were at home and shared their classics with us. They emailed the images and perfect size article to me. Together we are helping bring more life to the Member's Ride webpage. Go Cruisin' North........

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