SOLD. Off to France. Cadillac Fleetwood Imperial 75 Series Limousine Derham

Almost sixty years ago this beautiful 1953 Cadillac Imperial Limousine left the factory for the then famous "Derham Body Co" in Rosemont Pennsylvania.  This is a one family owned vehicle.

This car used to belong to Sally Fenelon Young of Maple St in Springfield, MA. 
Her father, Wilbur F. Young 1st, invented Absorbine Veterinary Liniment in 1892
which was made (along with Absorbine Jr., the sore muscle liniment for
people which was an off spring of the original Equine Liniment) by W. F.
Young Inc. in Springfield, MA for many years before moving to East
Longmeadow, MA.

The car has just over 33,500 miles on it.

This vehicle is in exceptional condition.

In the early 80's, all stainless and chrome was removed and the car was repainted in the original color. The front seat was reupholstered and the rear was left in its original condition. The bumpers and grill were re chromed and the stainless polished.

The following is a breif history of the Derham Body Co, copied with thanks from ""


The Derham family turned out $15,000 to $20,000 custom built auto bodies for such notables as Joseph Stalin, Pope Pius XII, King Farouk, President Eisenhower, Gary Cooper, Raymond Loewy and their limousines were used in fifteen coronations around the world. They were also the longest-lived American body builder, and the only classic-era coachbuilder that survived the Depression.

Fleetwood Imperial Limousine