The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was a model of luxury car manufactured by the General Motors Corporation from the 1977 through the 1986 model years.
Compared with the 1976 Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham, the Fleetwood Brougham had a wheelbase 11.5″ shorter and weighed nearly 900 lb (400 kg) less. The Fleetwood Brougham was considered the top of the line Cadillac, but without its exclusive longer wheelbase, was now virtually identical to the lesser Sedan de Ville. Other than the name, there were only subtle exterior differences between a Fleetwood Brougham and Sedan de Ville. The interior of the Fleetwood was far plusher.
In 1985 Cadillac introduced a brand new, front-wheel drive platform. Cadillac put the De Ville and introduced the Cadillac Fleetwood on this platform. This car featured two “firsts”; It had the first transverse mounted V8 ever (the HT4100) and it was the first car to have a high mounted stop-lamp that was mandated for the 1986 model year.
Produced in the final model year for the Fleetwood Brougham coupe, this 1985 example is one of the more desirable Cadillac Fleetwood Broughams available. This lot is finished in black with the higher quality Fleetwood leather interior, also finished in black. The very successful 4.1 litre V8 engine with aluminium blocks was used for this model year, the same that powered many of the DeVille series.