Norwegian king’s 1967 Cadillac goes on sale online

A 1967 Cadillac formerly owned by King Olav V of Norway has been put up for sale online.

Norwegian king’s 1967 Cadillac goes on sale online
The 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special once owned by King Olav V of Norway. Photo: private

The car, a 7-litre V8, 340 horse power Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan, was priced at 450,000 kroner (42,000 euros) in a post on Norwegian classified ads website

It was previously registered with the number plate A-459 – the private number plate of King Olav V, who was Norwegian monarch from 1957 until his death in 1991. The king, who was known to have a love of American cars, purchased the Cadillac brand new in 1967.

Its registration was later updated to plate A-6 at the royal address ‘Den Kgl. Hofforvaltning, Slottet, Oslo 1’, which refers to the Royal Palace in Oslo.

King Olav V with his Cadillac. Photo: supplied

It was also used during the 1968 wedding of current King — then Crown Prince — Harald to Queen Sonja, according to the classified ad.

The seller of the car, Christin Flusund, told TV2 that the Cadillac is “incredibly good and fun to drive”.


“But (it is also) a little soft in the suspension, so it sways a bit. And it's huge — even for me, and I have a heavy vehicles license. There’s an enormous amount of space on the back seat,” she added.

Flusund inherited the American cruiser in 2016 from her father, who purchased it in 1988, five years after it was sold on by the Palace.

“He liked the car very much and was proud of it,” she explained to TV2. “He took good care of it and used it for things like weddings.”

The time has now come to find a new owner for the car, the Ålesund resident said, saying that she used it “a little, but not so much. And absolutely not in the rain.”

“And there’s a fair bit of that here in Western Norway,” she joked.

“I hope now that an enthusiast will buy it and take good care of it in future,” Flusund said.

The car is currently located in Ålesund and has recently passed the EU-kontroll inspection, which gives it approval for road use for another two years. Its online listing also describes it as “well preserved”.

The 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special once owned by King Olav V of Norway. Photo: private

A royal log book, detailing the dates and distances driven when it was part of the Palace garage, is included with the car, while King Olav’s monogram remains clearly visible on its back door.

Its seller told TV2 she was “open to bids from serious buyers. Preferably after they have seen the car.”

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Danish queen out of hospital after back surgery

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II was discharged from hospital on Thursday after back surgery last week though a full recovery is expected to last months, the Danish Royal House announced.

Danish queen out of hospital after back surgery

The 82-year-old, Europe’s longest reigning monarch, underwent a “major” back operation last Wednesday at Rigshospitalet, the country’s largest

“The medical team responsible for the operation and the subsequent hospitalisation is satisfied with the process and with The Queen’s condition,”
the court said in a statement.

The Danish monarch is now staying at her palace in Amalienborg and will undergo “a lengthy physical rehabilitation process, which may extend over the
next few months”, the court warned.

Crown Prince Frederik will “continue as regent for the time being.”

The palace had already announced that a number of events in its official programme would be postponed, cancelled or attended by other members of the
royal family as a result of her operation.

The exact nature of the operation has not been specified. The queen had undergone a lumbar canal operation 20 years ago.

The queen, who was widowed in 2018, is extremely popular in Denmark. More than 80 percent of Danes say they support the monarchy, with thousands turning out to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the throne last year.