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Pick of the Day: ’92 Cadillac Brougham, last production year for a luxury icon

The low-mileage sedan has the big-V8 option and all the features that entails

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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.

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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.

cadillac, Pick of the Day: ’92 Cadillac Brougham, last production year for a luxury icon, ClassicCars.com Journal

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.

cadillac, Pick of the Day: ’92 Cadillac Brougham, last production year for a luxury icon, ClassicCars.com Journal

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

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Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Those were the days! These were nice cars and if you a Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham like this, you knew you had made it to the top of your game! This is when owning a Cadillac or Lincoln meant something special! They weren’t interested in selling luxury trucks or SUV’s. They did one thing and they did it exceedingly well, and that was big plush, luxury sedans!

  2. Wow now i never thought these years caddys would be worth this value asking . i mean with maybe 20k miles on it. Yes its super clean i admit. They are super comfy cars. And the body style is unique so maybe 15 to 17 in this condition but 26?? Well if your dream car why not. U only live once.

  3. I owned this exact car…. cruising 100+ mph in Montana was easy. Headed for 30 years old an expensive repair parts may not make it worth 26K

  4. As they say “price it high, you can always go down, but you can’t go up” (in price). Maybe $20K will buy it!
    Good luck!

  5. Oh, be still my heart…I should live so long to have this Cadillac (it’s in my blood, I suppose-my Great Uncle bought on every year for himself and one for my Great Aunt; hence, the love affair with Cadillacs began!).

  6. These were nice cars and this one is a fine example of this model year but $26, still a little on the high side I might be interested for around $18 thanks for showing it

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