Cadillac Fleetwood Moels & History 1982

Two Fleetwoods were available this year: The Fleetwood Brougham as a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan; and a Fleetwood Limousine as a 4-door sedan, 4-door formal limousine, and a commercial chassis.


Priced nearly $3000 higher, Brougham coupes and sedans looked similar to their DeVille brothers from the front, with the same new three-row grille made up of narrow vertical bars. Standard equipment included

  • a stand-up wreath and crest hood ornament
  • Twilight Sentinel
  • illuminated entry system
  • controlled-cycle wipers
  • tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • six-way power seat for driver and passenger

Dual Comfort 55/45 front seats held three people and were trimmed in exclusive Fleetwood design, using Heather knit with Raphael cloth inserts. Eight colors of leather were also available. The coupe carried a distinctive Elk Grain vinyl Cabriolet roof with large quarter windows and electro-luminescent opera lamps. A chrome crossover molding highlighted its forward edge.

Sedans had a small (limousine-style) back window and full Elk Grain vinyl roof, with Cadillac’s wreath-and-crest insignia on the rear roof (sail) panels. A Brougham nameplate stood at the back of rear fenders. Color-keyed vaned wheel covers were new. Optional: authentic wire wheels. Brougham d’Elegance offered tufted upholstery in cloth or leather, with 50/50 Dual Comfort seats, special trim and identifying scripts, and special wheel covers to match the body color.



Feature Base Engine Optional #1 Optional #2
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8 90-degree, overhead-valve V-6 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block w/cast iron liners Cast iron block Cast iron block
Head cast iron head Cast iron head Cast iron head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 252 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.465 x 3.307 in. 3.9565 x 3.40 in. 4.057 x 3.345 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.0:1 21.6:1.
Brake horsepower 125 at 4200 R.P.M. 125 at 4000 R.P.M. 105 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 190 lbs.- ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 205 lbs.-ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 200 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Digital fuel injection 4-bbl. Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Cadillac HT-4100 Buick Oldsmobile
VIN Code 8 4 N



While the innovative (but flawed) variable-displacement V8-6-4 engine no longer powered other Cadillacs, it remained active under limousine hoods for several more years. Fleetwood’s standard limo seated eight. For an extra thousand dollars or so, the Formal limo held seven, with a sliding glass partition between compartments. A second control panel let passengers adjust temperature and power windows. Heather cloth interior came in black or dark gray-blue. Front compartment of the Formal limo was black, with black leather in seating areas.



Feature Limousine Commercial
Type V8-6-4 Variable Displacement
Style 90-degree, overhead valve. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 368 cu. in. (6.0 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.80 x 4.06 in.
Compression ratio 8.2:1
Brake horsepower 140 at 3800 R.P.M. 150 at 3800 R.P.M.
Torque 200 lbs.-ft. at 1400 R.P.M. 265 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel supply Digital fuel injection 4-bbl. carburetor
VIN Code 9




Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood Brougham 6C B47 2-door Coupe 6 $17,931 / 18,096 3825 lb 50,130 (total includes the 2-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Brougham 6C B69 4-door Sedan 6 $18,402 / 18,567 3866 lb 86,020 (total included the 4-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Limousine 6D F23 4-door Sedan 8 $27,961 4628 lb 1,450
Fleetwood Limousine (V8-6-4) 6D F33 4-door Formal Limousine 7 $28,941 4718 lb
Fleetwood Limousine 6D Z90 Commercial Chassis N/A N/A N/A

FACTORY PRICE AND WEIGHT NOTE: Figures before the slash are for V-6 engine, which was actually a $165 credit option; after slash for standard gasoline V-8. Diesel V-8 was also available.



Feature Brougham Coupe Brougham Sedan Limousine
Wheelbase 121.4 in. 144.5 in.
Overall length 221.0 in. 244.0 in.
Height 54.6 in. 56.7 in.
Width 76.5 in. max.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P215/75R15 SBR wide WSW HR78 x 15-D wide WSW




Feature Brougham Diesel Brougham Limousine
Transmission Three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic (THM350C) Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM200-4R) Turbo Hydra-matic (THM400)
Ratios (1st) 2.52:1; (2nd) 1.52:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 1.94:1. (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.667:1; (Rev) 2.07:1 (1st) 2.48:1; (2nd) 1.48:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1.
Standard final drive ratio 3.42:1 2.41:1 2.93:1 3.08:1
Steering recirculating ball; power assist
Front suspension coil springs and link stabilizer bar
Rear suspension four-link, coil springs, elect. level control std. on limo and available on Brougham
Brakes front disc, rear drum
Fuel tank 26 gal. 24.5 gal. 24.5 gal.




  • 4.1 liter V-6 engine ($165 credit)
  • 5.7 liter diesel V-8 engine ($179-$351); N/A limo
  • California emission equipment: (N/A)
  • Altitude emissions pkg.: diesel or 4.1 V-8 (NC)
  • Engine block heater: ($26)
  • 100-amp alternator ($48)
  • Limited slip differential: ($106)
  • Electronic level control: Brghm ($198)
  • Heavy-duty ride package: Brghm ($310)



  • Brougham d’Elegance with cloth seating ($1195)
  • Brougham d’Elegance with leather seating($1730).



  • Astroroof ($1195); N/A on limo
  • Electronic cruise control ($175)
  • Controlled-cycle wiper system: limo ($53)
  • Rear defogger w/heated outside mirrors ($150-$198)
  • Automatic door locks ($145).
  • Remote-locking fuel filler door ($56)
  • Garage door opener ($140)
  • Illuminated entry system ($76).
  • Dual Comfort front seats w/six-way power passenger seat adjuster ($413).
  • Memory driver’s seat ($180).
  • Power driver’s seat recliner ($150)
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel rim ($95).
  • Tilt/telescope steering wheel ($169).
  • Power trunk lid release and pull-down: limo ($112).
  • Theft deterrent system ($179).
  • Twilight Sentinel: limo ($76).
  • Guidematic headlamp control ($93).
  • Trumpet horn ($35)
  • Electric remote-control outside mirrors ($98).
  • Electric remote mirrors w/thermometer on left: limo ($114)
  • Twin lighted vanity mirrors ($136).
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player ($225)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track and CB ($515)
  • Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and symphony sound system ($290).
  • Electronic-tuning radio with 8-track and rear control: limo ($430)
  • Triband antenna ($45)
  • Firemist paint ($229).
  • Bodyside molding ($61).
  • Door edge guards ($18-$27).
  • License frame ($13).
  • Leather seating area ($498-$680).
  • Carpeted rubber floor mats: front ($41-$43); rear ($24)
  • Trunk mat ($20).
  • Locking wire wheels: Brougham ($860).
  • Wire wheel covers ($298-$375).
  • Puncture-sealing tires ($130-$175).