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Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this special piece of automotive history. This 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman was reportedly special ordered by Sammy Davis Junior “the candy man“ for details and information contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

In 1974 Cadillac introduced this special edition of the Fleetwood Brougham called the Talisman. The Talisman took Cadillac Luxury to new heights. For the 1974 model year it was strictly a four passenger car with the a center console with storage compartments in the front as well as in the back. It had special Medici crushed velour as well as exclusive Talisman trim. The Talisman was the pinnacle of Cadillac Luxury, exclusivity, and prestige.

We are fortunate to be able to offer this very special Talisman. Every Talisman has a gold plaque in the center console created by Cadillac with the name of the person at the car was built for. The plaque in this one proudly reads specially built for Sammy Davis Jr, “The Candy Man”. It also features a one off special Louis Vuitton vinyl roof. This special Cadillac is a one of a kind and cannot be duplicated.

The special vinyl top on this car is from Louis Vuitton. We are not able to authenticate when it was put on. However, we do believe it was done by Cadillac. We believe this because the quality of it is so good. The details are so perfect, There is no sign of aftermarket workmanship. Regardless of how it was installed, it's quality is exquisite. There's no bubbling, and no signs of rust anywhere. There is no looseness to the vinyl and the stitching is exactly the way the standard top is.

The body and interior of this car are equally impressive. The body is straight with no rust or any evidence of damage repair. At 45 years old, this Cadillac is extremely impressive. The Victorian Amber Firemist paint is beautiful and has very few flaws. All of the chrome is beautiful and is free of any pitting.  Inside, this car transcends time. The door panels dashboard headliner and seats are close to perfect. All of the interior chrome shines brightly, and is very impressive. All of the seats still have their firmness, the velour is beautiful, as is the headliner.

This car sat in a museum collection for many years. It was then purchased by a collector who owned it for eight years where it just was shown. Because It sat for so long, extensive mechanical reconditioning was needed. As with all of our cars at Pedigree, it received a thorough inspection. Over $10,000 was spent getting this car ready for sale. The work we performed was:

Change oil and filter
Coolant Service
Brake fluid service
Replace air conditioning compressor
Replace POA valve
Replace wiper blades
Replace rear muffler, resonator, connector pipe, axle pipe, clamps, glass pack.
Replace emergency brake switch
Replace fan clutch
Repair left exhaust manifold flange
Replace opera light bulbs
Replace driveshaft
Replace spark plugs and ignition wire set , cap and rotor
Replace drivers side exhaust manifold and gasket
Replace wiper motor assembly
Replace power antenna motor, repair mast
Replace washer pump/repair washer reservoir
Repair hood release cable
Replace rear trim connectors
Mount and balance four new tires
With correct 1.8 inch white wall radials
Repair radio
Replace side strip grommets
Repair vent control unit
Replace headlight bulbs and adjust headlights
Replace power steering pressure hose
Replace steering box
Replace front shocks
Replace rear shocks and air lines
Clean, adjust, lubricate front window motor
Replace battery
Replace fuel pump
Replace lower ball joints

With all of the work that we had performed, this Cadillac runs and drives beautifully.

Not only does this Talisman have historical significance, it's also extremely well equipped. It has nearly every option that Cadillac offered including a factory CB radio, and Trackmaster brakes. It's still retains the CB radio antenna, and the antenna works beautifully.

At Pedigree Motorcars we show cars by appointment only. We encourage perspective buyers to personally inspect this car to see how impressive it is. To arrange your private showing Contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.


Engine Type
Engine Size
472 V8


Body Color
Victorian Amber Firemist
Body Style




Interior Color
Medium Amber
Seat Material
Crushed Velour
Center Console
Engine Size
472 V8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Body Style
(561) 866-1601