1990 Cadillac Brougham

5.7 Liter - 9500 Mile Collector

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1990 Cadillac Brougham!

1990 Cadillac Brougham 5.7 Liter, 9800 Collector Owned and stored miles.   FE2 suspension!  Dark Red Metalic, Red Interior.  One of the finest examples you will see, perfect in every manner, all i's dotted and t's crossed.  A true investment level collector example 5.7 Brougham.

The Cadillac Fleetwood/Brougham represents an era that will probably never come again.  The car ran from 77-92, making it the one of the longest running platforms in GM history, if not the longest.  77-79 was a different body, so most consider the car running from 80-92.  It was a learning era in the car industry that created a very large disappointment in the middle years.  It was so bad that Cadillac still carries a stigma today.  Their downfall paved the way for the high end German and Japanese cars that dominate today.  It was finally patched up as best as possible in the end of this cars production.  Over the years there were 8 different engines put in the 80-92 RWD Cadillac platform.  Cadillac Big Block 6.0 4v (best), Cadillac 6.0 v8-6-4 (decent engine actually) , 4.1 V-6 (bad), Olds Diesel (horrible), 82-83 HT4100 (the worst ever), 84-85 HT4100 (better but a total dog) Olds 307 (fair and long lasting), Chevy 305 (OK, just not in a big car) and Chevy 350 (modern best).  I say the first HT 4100 is even worse than the diesel as at least with the diesel you have a good differential, springs and transmission making the car an easy conversion to a good engine.  The HT4100 has no redeeming qualities in hardware and the radiator to differential has to be changed for a decent conversion. The RWD Cadillac started off the best with the Cad 6.0 and ended up with the modern best with the Chevy based 5.7 in a full circle.  Other than the first and the last the others were large failures in the name of emissions, cost cutting and fuel economy requirements.  Post HT4100 engines were pretty much band-aids to fix the disasters of the HT4100 mess up when the real Cadillac engine was dropped. 

As a whole,  the RWD Cadillac Fleetwood/Brougham was and era of a classy looking well built car with lots of chrome, style and appeal. The car actually weighs way less than the average big sedan or SUV made today.  Hard to believe, but true. 1000s of pounds less in most cases. To produce a car today with all the intricate trim, chrome and detail of these older Cadillacs is not economically smart, therefore the manufacturers made an easy exit with cars like these and played it into their marketing manipulation.   Unfortunately, or fortunately for us that have the nice ones of these, 99% of these cars were discarded and used up as people shunned the "extremely" large size and "poor" fuel economy of these cars for even larger and heavier SUVs and Suburbans that got even worse fuel economy.  Where is the Logic there, but that is factual history.    This is also the same mentality that shunned all the muscle cars as trailer trash transportation.  Who's laughing now?  Nice and rare Fleetwoods/Broughams should have a pretty promising future and this 1990 5.7 Brougham represents the best of an era of modern American Class that will probably never come again in an automobile.


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