This is a bit of a re-post from before, but with a much better Image of the Fleetwood Auto Body Plant where the Cadillac Fleetwood got it’s name. Fleetwood, PA is my ole’ hometown and where I went to High School.
The Plant was formed in 1909. Fleetwood Auto bodies were made here until 1931 when the process was moved to Detroit. Even though it was re-located the Cadillac kept its name. Right next to it where you see the nice parking lot, was the Fleetwood Tannery where leather was tanned & processed for many years. However, back in 1981 the Tannery caught fire and burned to the ground. It was one heck of a big fire because of all the chemicals that were in the plant. It just could not be saved. There must have been 10 fire engines trying to put out the roaring fire. Nothing is left of it now. Just a nice parking lot where something used to be.
Just another view of the old Plant.
I did not take these images, but they are one beautiful looking cars from the day’s of long ago.
Thank you for reading.
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That’s some great automotive trivia. I never knew where the Fleetwood name came from, nor did I realize how long Cadillac has used the name. Thanks!
Your welcome, Sir. That old plant has been there for as long as I can remember. The only thing that’s in there now, is a Sheet Metal business. Plus, a Spirit from long ago, I’m told!