Cadillac Fleetwood Moels & History 1985


Fleetwood coupes and sedans carried the same standard equipment as the DeVille duo, along with

  • wire wheel covers
  • opera lamps
  • dual comfort front seats
  • a limousine-style back window

Powertrains were the same as DeVille’s. This was the final year for Fleetwood as a separate model. In 1986 it would become a DeVille option package. Fleetwood prices began at $21,495, which was more than $3000 higher than DeVille.


Like the Fleetwood sedan, the Seventy-Five limousine switched to front-drive. The rear-drive version was dropped. To create the new limousine, a C-car platform (same as DeVille/Fleetwood) and coupe body were stretched almost two feet. Even so, the modern edition was more than two feet shorter than the old rear-drive, and weighed 1200 pounds less. Powertrain was the same as DeVille/Fleetwood: a transverse-mounted 4.1 liter V-8 and four-speed overdrive automatic. Rear control panels let passengers unlock the back doors, adjust climate, and control the stereo unit. The basic limousine still carried eight passengers, and a seven-passenger formal version appeared later in the model year. Fleetwood Seventy-Five limousines had power-operated mirrors, but other standard equipment similar to Fleetwood sedans. A matching formal Cabriolet vinyl roof was available. Aluminum alloy wheels were made standard on limos.


Brougham, the last surviving rear-drive Cadillac, changed little for 1985 and faced potential extinction in spite of increased sales. That didn’t happen. The traditional rear-drive lingered on for several more years, even though all other Caddies (including limos) switched to front-drive and shrunken size. Vast inside and out, Broughams continued to attract traditional luxury-car buyers. The Brougham coupe was dropped from the lineup in mid-year. Sedans came with a standard full vinyl roof, while the Brougham coupe included a standard Cabriolet vinyl top with unique rear quarter window. Standard engine was the 4.1 liter V-8; diesel V-8 optional at no charge.

Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood (Front-Drive V-8) 6C B47 2-door Coupe 6 $21,495 3267 lb 37,485 (total includes the 2-door DeVille)
Fleetwood (Front-Drive V8) 6C B69 4-door Sedan 6 $21,466 3364 lb 114,278 (total included the 4-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Limousine (V8) 6C H23 4-door Limo 8 $32,640 3543 lb 405
Fleetwood Limousine (V8) 6C H33 4-door Formal limousine 7 N/A 3642 lb
Fleetwood Brougham (Rear-Drive V8) 6D W47 2-door Coupe 6 $21,219 3873 lb 8,336
Fleetwood Brougham (Rear-Drive V8) 6D W69 4-door Sedan 6 $21,835 3915 lb 52,960

Engine note: Diesel V-6 engines were available on Fleetwood models; diesel V-8s on Fleetwood Brougham with no extra charge.



Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 262 cu. in. (4.3 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.47 x 3.31 in. 4.06 x 3.39 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 21.6:1
Brake horsepower 125 at 4200 R.P.M. 85 at 3600 R.P.M.
Torque 190 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M. 165 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection




Feature Basic Gasoline Engine Optional Diesel Engine
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.47 x 3.31 in. 4.06 x 3.39 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 22.7:1
Brake horsepower 135 at 4400 R.P.M. 105 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 200 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M. 200 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Fuel injection Fuel injection
Manufacturer Cadillac Oldsmobile




Feature Fleetwood Brougham Coupe Brougham Sedan
Wheelbase 110.8 in. 121.5 in.
Overall length 195.0 in. 221.0 in.
Height 55.0 in. 54.6 in. 56.7 in.
Width 71.7 in. 76.5 in.
Front Tread 60.3 in. 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 59.8 in. 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P205/75R14 SBR WSW P215/75R15 SBR WSW




Feature Fleetwood & Limo Brougham
Transmission Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM440-T4) Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM200-4R)
Gear Ratio (1st) 2.92:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.67:1; (Rev) 2.38:1 (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.67:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
Standard final drive ratio 2.97:1 except with diesel, 3.06:1 3.42:1 exc. diesel, 2.93:1
Steering rack-and-pinion recirculating ball
Front suspension MacPherson struts, lower control arms, coil springs and stabilizer bar upper/lower control arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension independent struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar, electronic level control four-link rigid axle, coil springs, electronic level control
Brakes front disc, rear drum
Disc dia. 10.25 in. 11.7 in.
Drum dia. 8.9 in. 11.0 in.
Fuel tank 18 gal 24.5 gal




Feature Fleetwood Brougham
4.3-liter diesel V-6 engine No Charge
5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine No Charge
California emission equipment $99 $99
Engine block heater $45 $45
Heavy-duty battery $40 $40
100-amp alternator $50
Heavy-duty ride package $116
FE2 touring pkg. (alum. wheels, P215/65RI5 Eagle GT tires,
leather-wrapped steering wheel, revised suspension)




  • Brougham or Fleetwood d’Elegance: cloth seating ($1250)
  • Brougham or Fleetwood d’Elegance: leather seating ($1800)




Feature Fleetwood Fleetwood Limousine Brougham
Astroroof $1225 N/A $1225
Electronic cruise control $185 $185 $185
Controlled-cycle wiper system $60 N/A N/A
Rear defogger with heated outside mirrors $165-$215 $165-$215 $165-$215
Automatic door locks $162 $162 $162
Remote-locking fuel filler door $59 $59 $59
Garage door opener $140 $140 $140
Illuminated entry system $76 $76 std.
Memory driver’s seat $205-$225 N/A $205-$225
Six-way power passenger seat $225 $225 N/A
Power driver’s seatback recliner $90 N/A $155
Power passenger seatback recliner $90 $90 $90
Power passenger seat recliner with six-way power seat $315-$380 N/A N/A
Leather-trimmed steering wheel $99 $99 $99
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $184 $184 $184
Power trunk lid release and pull-down $80-$120 $80-$120 N/A
Power trunk release only N/A $40 N/A
Theft deterrent system $190 $190 $190
Twilight Sentinel $79 $79 $79
Dimming Sentinel $93-$128 $93-$128 $93-$128
Trumpet horn $38 $38 $38
Electric remote-control outside mirrors $101 N/A $101
Twin lighted vanity mirrors $140 $140 $140
Automatic day/night mirror $80 $80 $80
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette player $299 $299 $299
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and Delco-GM/Bose sound system $895 $895 N/A
Electronic-tuning AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CB $570
CB radio $278 $278
Electronic-tuning radio with cassette and rear control $475
Triband antenna $50 $50 $50
Firemist or Pearlmist paint $235 $235 $235
Door edge guards $19-$29 $19-$29 $19-$29
License frames, each $14 $14 $14
Front license bracket NC NC NC
Leather seating area $515-$680 $515-$680 $515-$680
Carpeted rubber floor mats front ($43-$45) ; rear ($25)
Trunk mat $26 $26 $26
Aluminum wheels $114 std.
Locking wire wheels $860
Puncture-sealing tires $135-$180