Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr. is selling his father’s last car to raise money for maintaining the statue of Frank Sr. outside the MSP building. The car is a 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood.
A unique piece of Philadelphia history is going on the auction block this weekend. The son of a Philadelphia legend is selling his father’s last car.
The 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham has only 16,000 miles, but what gives it its value is the previous owner–former Mayor Frank Rizzo Sr.
Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr. says the family gave his father the car when he left city government, but he mostly left it parked.
“The family thought when he retired we would do something that he would appreciate and he did,” Rizzo Jr. says. “Well he wasn’t a Cadillac kind of guy – he kind of liked the Plymouth Fury police car and the Crown Victoria, but he went to work shortly after and had access to a company vehicle.”
Councilman Rizzo says the car has been preserved over the years and he’s decided to sell it to raise money for maintenance of his father’s statue outside Philadelphia’s Municipal Services Building. The car will be sold at auction at the Wildwood New Jersey Classic Car sale on Saturday.