The golden age of Cadillac cars for me ended in 1992 with the last of the Brougham sedans. The Brougham was the top-of-the-line Cadillac from its introduction as a luxury model in 1977 as the Fleetwood Brougham until the end of the run.
Here’s a commercial for the 1987 Brougham touting how it was the biggest production car of its time.
The Brougham name had been used by Cadillac as early as 1916, then again and again to designate a higher trim level of a specific model. The Cadillac Brougham was built to cater to the rich and offered every conceivable option that could be had in a General Motors product.
The Pick of the Day is a 1992 Cadillac Brougham in the wonderful color combination of Academy Gray with a gray leather interior. This car is optioned with the 5.7-liter V8, which might not sound all that important except that it had a lot of upgrades that came along with it.
To start with, the 5.7 engine has at least 50 more usable horsepower than the standard 5.0. In addition, the 5.7-liter engine option included the HD/Police version of the 700R4 automatic transmission, the “Corporate 8.5” rear end, upgraded suspension and upgraded cooling system.
Few were delivered with this option, however, because another feature of the 5.7-liter option came with was the dreaded $1,500 “gas guzzler” tax. At the time, this seemed excessive and made the optional upgrade appear less desirable, as most buyers were unaware of what was included beyond the larger engine.
This 1992 Brougham is advertised on ClassicCars.com by an Indianapolis dealer that describes it as a 69,000-mile car having the same owner during the past 15 years, and which always has been garage kept and meticulously maintained.
The car includes every fuel receipt for the past 15 years as well as complete service records. It features new tires with only 500 miles on them, the dealer says, and it includes all original owner’s manuals and delivery checklist, original spare tire and factory Cadillac trunk mat.
This Cadillac is also a show winner, achieving a Senior Award at the 2010 Grand National Meet for the Cadillac & LaSalle Club. The trophy comes with the car.
The asking price for this stunning Cadillac Brougham is a reasonable $26,000, for a car that could be enjoyed in luxury and[RG1] comfort over endless highway miles, or taken out for a high-style night on the town.
To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.