Comedian Bob Newhart is an American icon. According to IMDb.com, Mr. Newhart has 43 acting credits going back to 1962 including his wildly popular Bob Newhart Show and Newhart which ran for several years in the 1970s and 1980s. This 1973 Cadillac wagon is said to have once been owned by “Bob Newhart.” It can be found here on Craigslist with an asking price of $20,000. Being sold in San Diego, California, if this really is the Bob Newhart’s car, you can assume it has spent most of its life in Southern California. A quick internet search for “Bob Newhart’s Cadillac” yields several discussions and Craigslist posts from the past year. It appears this car has been on Craigslist several times. There is a bit of documentation photographed in the ad. Let’s take a look at the evidence and you can decide for yourself if you think this was the famous Bob Newhart’s Cadillac and thanks to Roger for the tip on this car.
The ad does have a photo of registration paperwork from 1976 which shows the owner as “Bob Newhart” and an address in Los Angeles. According to Zillow.com, the house listed on the paperwork is a 10,000+ square foot house with a current value of almost $18,000,000. A person would make an easy assumption that whoever lived in this house was likely a celebrity and/or wealthy person in 1976.
Unfortunately, the photos in the ad don’t really do the car justice. It appears to be crammed in a tight garage and there are only a few very close up photos on the outside and a couple of shots of the engine. Mr. Newhart turns 90 this year and it would sure be nice if he could authenticate this car for the seller (or new owner). What do you think? Was this car owned by Bob Newhart the comedian or just someone who shares his name? Let us know what you think.