The Cadillac Brougham is a luxury cars manufactured by the Cadillac division of General Motors from 1987 until 1992 years. Originally used for a single carriage closed for 2-4 people, “Brougham” is named after a British statesman, Henry Brougham, First Baron Brougham and Vaux, the second claim to fame is having given the front unit sea in Nice, southern France, the nickname of the promenade des Anglais.
Cadillac Brougham Early History
Cadillac first used the name in 1916 to designate 5-7 passengers closed body style sedan. In the thirties, the name was given to a formal body style with open compartment driver and hindquarters closed metal roof and often style “knife edge”. When Cadillac Fleetwood bodies began offering some of its cars in 1925, the body style was Fleetwood Brougham with body every year except 1926. After 1937 the name Brougham was not applied to any Cadillac for the rest of the pre-Second World War period.
The name eventually reappear Cadillac Brougham 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham car show preceding the Eldorado Brougham 4-door hardtops the 1957-1960 model years. The 1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham joined the Sixty Special and Series 75 as the only models with bodies Cadillac Brougham Fleetwood or ridges script but did not appear anywhere on the outside of the car, so this will also mark the first time in 20 years that a car with body Fleetwood was paired with the name Brougham.
After five years of absence Brougham name reappeared as an option package on the 1965 Cadillac Sixty Special. The following year the Brougham moved into a subset of the Fleetwood Sixty Special. This continued until 1970. From 1971 Sixty Special was only available as the Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham well equipped. When the Series Sixty Special was retired in 1977, the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham took his place as largest and most luxurious sedan driven model Cadillac owners until 1986. The Cadillac Brougham eventually became a separate model between 1987 and 1992. This was the last Cadillac to be produced without air bags.
1986 Cadillac Brougham Description
Although the vehicle was identical to the 1986 model, former Cadillac Brougham Fleetwood – Cadillac RWD last remaining was renamed in 1987 with “Brougham”. The Cadillac Fleetwood was introduced as a new race, smaller front-drive Cadillac in 1985, and confusion over the name of Fleetwood being applied to two very different vehicles requesting the name change for 1987. As it had been since the end seventies, the optional “d’Elegance” package offered even more luxurious appointments including seats and rear seat reading lamps button-tufted.
The rear-drive Cadillac Brougham, in addition to competing with similar Lincoln Town Car, was popular among bodybuilders who manufactured stretched limousines on the architecture of the Brougham. The construction of the Cadillac Brougham was held at the Clark Street Plant Assembly in Detroit, Michigan from 1985-1987; few years of the first models Broughams 1988 occurred there in late 1987. From 1988 until 1992, occurred in Broughams Assembly Arlington in Arlington, Texas. 11 shows the digits of the VIN plant assembly. A “9” as the 11th digit indicates a Brougham Detroit; “R” indicates a Brougham Arlington.
Cadillac Broughams VIN “9” were actually produced in 1987 to 1990 (and in 1986 also), although rare, can be found as “chassis” business vehicles, and generally have a higher production LG8 Oldsmobile 307 engine and different transmissions , depending on application. Overall, the minor differences between 1987 and 1988 (VIN 9 e Y) can be found, as the carburetor mounting. While all of these cars use electronic Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburettors, the differences include electronics (Detroit) versus vacuum (Arlington) start load compensator, and an electronic (Detroit) versus peak (Arlington) choke system. The engine vin “9” is the high-performance version of the code base LV2 307 vin Y and shares most of the parts with him. HO engine is the same engine used on the rear wheel drive Oldsmobile 442.
The Cadillac Brougham wearing a crosshatch grill in 1987 and 1988, which was an identical recast Grill 1981. Brougham received a new vertical grille slats 1989, which was similar to the grid in 1980. The grill 1980 had five horizontal sections, the 1989-1992 had three horizontal sections. A facelift 1990 (the first since 1980), was required by a re-bodied opponents Town Car Lincoln. By 1990, Brougham received a new dashboard cluster interior, and composite headlamps, lenses contemporary taillights, flush moldings and bumpers Chevrolet 350 V8 optional. Front seat belts automatic door mounted became standard, such as side airbags driver was available.
By 1991, the L02 V8 was replaced by a Chevrolet V8 FI that produces 170 horsepower (127 kW; 172 PS), while the Chevrolet 350 produces 185 horsepower (138 kW; 188 PS). The 1992 models received any major changes since it was his last year. The last one left the assembly line on June 5, 1992. Brougham used the 121.5 inches (3086 mm) wheelbase D-body platform, which was used in the previous model 1987. The name Fleetwood returned to rear-drive model with a major redesign for 1993, and again Brougham was an option package, as it had been in 1965.
Cadillac Brougham Premiere Roof
Due to the legacy of Brougham (Fleetwood Brougham), a vinyl roof cover was considered a sign of an official car and luxury. In 1988, the option “Premiere Roof” was available standard Brougham giving a very formal look. Although expensive at $ 895, which amended the general appearance much. Included a vinyl cover not only the entire roof of the car, but also the “pillar B” and the surround rear quarter window. This option was availalble in 1988 and 1989-1990 restyling of Cadillac Brougham where a slight variation of it became the standard treatment of the roof.