Limbs for Life is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. One of the ways they raise money is to raffle off desirable automobiles; this month they are raffling off a 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood:
1958 Cadillac Fleetwood
This raffle is for a fully restored 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood with the following features:– 70,400 miles– Hard top– Bench Seats (Leather)– Power Steering– Power Brakes– Power Windows– Air ConditioningClick here for more info on the Limbs for Life Raffle: Raffle LINKThe winner will be drawn on Feb 26, 2011.
1958 saw extensive design changes, even though the cars were entirely revamped for ’57. Horsepower from the 365 cu in (5.98 L) engine was now at 310 hp (230 kW). Sparkling “studs” decorated the wide new grille, while the rubber-tipped bumper guards were moved further out towards the edges of the car – leaving a lower, wider look. Four headlights, a style that appeared on last year’s Eldorado Brougham, were adopted for all Cadillacs, including the $6,117 Sixty Special. Full fender skirts practically hid the rear wheels from sight, and the massive ribbed stainless steel trim occupied the lower half of the rear fender. Small vent windows were added to Sixty Special’s rear doors, and newly available power door locks were optional. Sales for the 4,930 pound (shipping weight) car slid to 12,900 units – nearly half of last year’s production.