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  • Writer's pictureJohn Woodman

Another Fleetwood

The Borough of Fleetwood, PA - Twinned with Fleetwood, Lancashire

Home of the Fleetwood Metal Auto Body Company 1909 - 1931 > Fisher Body, General Motors Corporation, Detroit > Cadillac Fleetwood Marque

The impressive early 20th Century Plant of Fleetwood Metal Auto Body Company

Fleetwood Pennsylvania is forever associated with the coachbuilding business which began design and construction of bespoke auto bodywork of a very high quality. The company was acquired by investors who created the beginnings of General Motors Corporation (GMC) - and transferred production from Fleetwood to Detroit in 1931. By this time the Fisher Body Division as it was known employed over 8,000 people. The Fleetwood brand became closely identified with Cadillac - another part of the General Motors operation - and ended up as the top of the range marque of the Cadillac business up until the 1980s.

Cadillac Fleetwood is a sought after auto in the automotive heritage market. A good example is on display at the Lakeland Motor Museum in Cumbria. Other examples of the marque are in private ownership throughout the UK with several examples in Blackpool - including a Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse.

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