....and here are some 2004 news from Johans page www.chuckberry.us
"" Chuck Berry's Fleetwood Brougham 1977 for sale
Here is a very unique 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. It has a factory custom kit applied and is know to have been belonged originally to Chuck Berry!! The car was purchased in California by Mr. Berry and was traded in 2003 to Plaza Motors. It was titled in the name of Charles Berry. The owner has paperwork with Mr. Berry's name on it and will be included in the sale.
The mileage shows 12,000 (although exempt and truly unknown)and most of the car reflects this as the interior is beautiful. However the outside shows a few normal scratches and dings and the rear deck lid is a little faded. There is an emblem at the trunk key area that is missing. A small strip of moulding at the back window is coming down a little but easily repaired. The trunk area needs a minor cleaning but is in excellent shape. The engine compartment is very clean. The car runs out excellent and strong. The clock is the only thing we know of that doesnt work. Cold A/C. You could own a piece of Rock N Roll history here!!
A truly unique vehicle of the times that reflects luxury demands of a rock n roller!! The tires are new as the car must have been sitting for some time because they were dry rotted. The sunroof is also power and works great. We are at this time in the process of trying to verify the car's authentic origin, but many have said it was Mr. Berry's Personal car for many years. We answer email questions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shipping and delivery of the vehicle is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Money order and cashiers check only please. The car is sold " as is where is" and no warranty applies. Good Luck and Happy bidding!!
Here is the update on the car!!! The car was owned by Chuck Berry. There was an ad placed in 2000 for this car on Ebay from Chuck Berry's son that contained;
Custom 1977 Fleetwood Hail Hail Rock n Roll, the movie celebrating Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. The car was used in the movie! The car spent its first 10 years in Chuck's Hollywood, CA home, evidently used in the movie and brought to Chuck's home in Missouri.
Evidently the airhorn has been replaced as the original add stated the airhorn was missing.
SO>>> You can own a piece of Rock and Roll History. A car owned and driven by the Father of Rock and Roll himself. Chuck Berry!!
Options: sunroof, cassette player, air conditioning, cruise control, power locks, power windows, power seats."