Cadillac Fleetwood Moels & History 1986


Rather than a distinctly separate model, Fleetwood was actually an option package this year. A fine-grain formal cabriolet roof highlighted the closed-in rear window. The package consisted of reclining comfort seats with six-way power passenger adjustment, power trunk lid release, color-keyed power remote mirrors, a digital instrument panel, rear reading lamp, and accent striping on bodyside and decklid. Other styling extras: opera lamps, wire wheel covers, and Fleetwood identification. A Fleetwood d’Elegance option added walnut wood Instrument panel and door trim plates along with deluxe carpeted floor mats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and d’Elegance identification.


Traditionalists may have scoffed, but the modern front-drive, unibody Fleetwood limousine still carried eight passengers in the style that appealed to “Seventy-Five” buyers a generation earlier. Under the hood was a transverse-mounted HT 4100 (4.1 liter) V-8 with digital fuel injection; at the chassis, independent four-wheel suspension. Interior trim was revised for ’86, electronic instruments became standard, and passengers could take advantage of an optional cellular phone with overhead mike to keep busy hands free. Cherry grain replaced the former walnut woodgrain on instrument panel and door trim plates. Automatic door locking prevented the doors from opening with the limo in gear. Oddly, the stretched limos were created from coupes rather than sedans, with extra doors added in the process of stretching the wheelbase from the normal 110.8 inches to 134.4. Limos came in six body colors plus one Firemist shade and black cherry Pearlmist.


Cadillac’s traditional rear-drive sedan was now powered by Oldsmobile’s 5.0 liter V-8 engine and four-speed overdrive automatic. Standard features included a limo-like closed-in back window and standard full-length vinyl roof, plus a long list of Cadillac equipment — all for a price that began at $21,265. The Brougham coupe was dropped soon before the model year began, and the sedan didn’t appear until February 1986. So ’85 models remained on sale through the end of the year.

At 121.5 inches, Brougham’s wheelbase was the longest of any production automobile other than the stretched (but limited-production) front-drive Fleetwood. Broughams came in a dozen standard colors plus five optional Firemist hues. Bright moldings ran from front fender tips, below the window line and back around the rear quarters. Broughams also carried large full-length rocker moldings and electro-luminescent opera lamps. Standard equipment included

  • an illuminated entry system
  • electronic climate control with outside-temperature display
  • power windows and door locks
  • AM/FM stereo seek/scan radio with power antenna
  • full padded roof
  • whitewall all-season tires.

Luxury-minded buyers could again step up to a Brougham d’Elegance. That package consisted of

  • 50/50 Dual Comfort seats (six-way power passenger seat) upholstered in tufted multi-button cloth or optional leather
  • a leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • power trunk release
  • rear reading lights
  • controlled-cycle wipers
  • Tampico carpeting
  • deluxe floor mats
  • three overhead assist handles
  • turbine-vaned wheel covers.
Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood (Front-Drive V-8) 6D B47 2-door Coupe 6 $23,443 N/A 36,350 (total includes the 2-door DeVille)
Fleetwood (Front-Drive V-8) 6D B69 4-door Sedan 6 $23,764 N/A 129,857 (total included the 4-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine (V8) 6D H23 4-door Limousine 8 $33,895 3358 lb 1000
Fleetwood Seventy-Five Limousine (V8) 6D H33 4-door Formal limousine 7 35,895 3657 lb
Fleetwood Brougham (Rear-Drive V8) 6D W69 4-door Sedan 6 $21,265 3945 lb 49,115




Feature Fleetwood & Limousine Brougham
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) 307 cu. in. (5.0 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.47 x 3.31 in. 3.80 x 3.39 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1
Brake horsepower 130 at 4200 R.P.M. 140 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 200 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M. N/A
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Throttle body injection 4-bbl Carburetor
VIN Code 8 Y




Feature Fleetwood Limousine Brougham
Wheelbase 110.8 in. 134.4 in. 121.5 in.
Overall length 195.0 in. 218.6 in. 221.0 in.
Height 55.0 in. 55.0 in. 56.7 in.
Width 71.7 in. 71.7 in. 75.3 in.
Front Tread 60.3 60.3 in. 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 59.8 in. 59.8 in. 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P205/75R14 P205/75R14




Feature Fleetwood/Limousine Brougham
Transmission Four-speed (THM440-T4) automatic Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM200-4R)
Gear ratio (1st) 2.92:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.70:1: (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 2.73:1
Steering power 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
Fuel tank 18.0 20.7 gal.




Feature Fleetwood/Limousine Brougham
California emission equipment $99
Engine block heater $45
Heavy-duty battery $40
Electronic level control $203
F72 heavy-duty ride suspension pkg. incl. electronic level control $323
FE2 touring suspension pkg. $375




  • Fleetwood package: cloth seats ($3150); leather ($3700)
  • Fleetwood d’Elegance: cloth seating ($4445); leather ($4995)
  • Brougham d’Elegance pkg.: cloth seats ($1950); leather ($2500)
  • Security option package: Limousine ($290); Brghm ($380).


Feature Fleetwood Limousine Brougham
Astroroof $1255 N/A $1255
Electronic cruise control $195 $195
Controlled-cycle wiper system  $60 $60
Rear defogger with heated outside mirrors $170 $170 $170
Automatic door locks $170 N/A $170
Remote fuel filler door release $60 $60 $60
Garage door opener $140-$165 $140-$165 $140-$165
Illuminated entry system $80 $80 $80
Two-position memory seat: $215
Six-way power passenger seat $235
Power driver’s seat recliner $95-$160
Power passenger seat recliner $95-$395
Leather-trimmed steering wheel $105 $105
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $195 $195
Power trunk lid release $40 $40
Trunk release and pull-down $80-$120 $80-$120 $80-$120
Theft deterrent system $200 $200 $200
Twilight Sentinel $85 $85
Dimming Sentinel headlamp control $130 $130 N/A
Guidematic headlamp control $95
Rear reading lights: Brghm $33
Trumpet horn $45 $45
Electric remote-control outside mirrors $101
Twin lighted vanity mirrors $140 $140 $140
Automatic day/night mirror $80 $80 $80
Electronic-tuning AM/FM stereo radio with cassette $299
Electronic-tuning AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CB $577 $577 $577
ET AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and graphic equalizer $319 $319
ET radio with cassette and rear control $475
ET AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and Delco-GM/Bose music system $895
Power triband antenna $55
Firemist or Pearlmist paint $240 $240 $240
Decklid/bodyside accent striping $55
Color-keyed door edge guards $19-$29 $19-$29 $19-$29
License frames, each $15 $15 $15
Leather seating area $400-$550 $940 $400-$550
Carpeted floor mats front ($45); rear ($25) front ($45); rear ($25) front ($45); rear ($25)
Trunk mat $26 $26 $26
Wire wheels $860-$940
Wire wheel covers $320-$400
Turbine vaned wheel covers $80
Puncture-sealing tires $145-$190 N/A $145-$190