Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1977

Billed as a car “for very special people” (whatever that meant), the shrunken Brougham had a distinctively tapered center side pillar that leaned slightly backward, as well as a custom-trimmed small back window. Rocker panel moldings were wider, too. “Fleetwood” block lettering appeared on the front fenders (just ahead of the door) and decklid. Otherwise, it looked much like DeVille’s sedan in the new downsized form. A new engine was the 425 cu. in. (7.0-liter) V-8. Also new were the standard four-wheel disc brakes. So was automatic level control. Wheelbase was now identical to DeVille (121.5 inches). Broughams displayed a distinctive roof treatment in Tuxedo Grain vinyl, with opera lamps, carpeted rear footrests, and one-piece wall-to-wall carpeting. New Florentine velour upholstery fabric came in medium saffron – light gray, dark blue, medium sage green, light yellow-gold, light buckskin or claret. Smooth-finish Dover fabric was offered in black, dark blue, light buckskin or claret. Standard 50/50 front seats had individual pulldown armrests and a six-way power adjustment for the driver (two-way for passenger). The AM/FM stereo radio included a signal-seeking scanner, and was available with 23-channel CB transceiver. Brougham d’Elegance came equipped with special contoured pillow-style seats trimmed in Florentine velour cloth (in light gray, dark blue, light buckskin, or claret). Upper door jambs and inserts in door pull straps and front seatback assist straps were also Florentine cloth. Also included were three roof-mounted assist straps, turbine-vaned wheel discs, “d’Elegance” script on sail panel, and distinctive accent striping. Fleetwood Talisman was dropped.


Wheelbase 121.5
Overall length 221.2″
Height 56.7″
Width 74.6″
Front Tread 61.7″
Rear Tread 60.7″
Standard tire GR78 x 15-D SBR wide WSW


Model No. Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
6C B69 4-door Sedan 6 $11,546 4340 28,000


Feature Base Engine Optional Engine
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 425 cu in. (7.0 liters)
Bore & stroke 4.082 x 4.06 in.
Compression ratio 8.2:1
Brake horsepower 180 @ 4000 rpm 195 @ 3800 rpm
Torque 320 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm 320 lbs.-ft. @ 2400 rpm
Main bearings Five
valve lifters Hydraulic
Fuel supply 4 Bbl. Carburetor Electronic fuel-injection
VIN Code S T

Note: Optional engine not available on Fleetwood Limousine


Transmission Turbo Hydra-matic transmission standard on all models; column shift
Gear ratios (1st) 2.48:1; (2nd) 1.48:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
Brougham Standard axle (final drive) ratio 2.28:1, with 3.08:1 optional
Limo standard axle (final drive) ratio 3.08:1
Rear Axle Hypoid rear axle
Steering variable-ratio, power assisted
Front suspension independent coil spring, link-type stabilizer
Rear Suspension four-link drive, coil springs
Level Control Automatic level control
Body construction ladder type frame
Limo Brakes front disc, rear drum
Brougham Brakes four-wheel disc
Ignition HEI electronic ignition
Fuel tank 24 gal.


Fuel-injected V-8 engine on Brougham $702
Heavy-duty cooling system $43
80-amp alternator $47
California emission equipment $70
Limited slip differential $61
High altitude pkg. $22
Trailering pkg. on Brougham $90


Brougham d’Elegance $885


Astroroof for full vinyl roof $938) exc. limos.
Sunroof for full vinyl roof $742) exc. limo.
Cruise control $111
Controlled-cycle wipers $30
Rear defogger, grid-type $83
Six-way dual comfort power seat adjuster, passenger $107-$138) exc. limo.
Six-way power driver’s seat adjuster limo: $99
Power passenger 50/50 seat with six-way adjuster $197-$248) exc. limo.
Driver’s 50/50 seat recliner $110) exc. limo.
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $109
Automatic door locks $101
Illuminated entry system $56
Fuel monitor $28
Theft deterrent system $123
Trunk lid release and power pull-down $61-$73
Opera lamps DeV: $60
Twilight Sentinel $51
Guidematic headlamp control $58
Trumpet horn $20
Remote-control right mirror $32
Lighted thermometer on left mirror $26
Lighted vanity mirror $47
AM/FM stereo radio w/tape player limo $254); brougham: $100
AM/FM stereo radio w/digital display limo: $254
AM/FM stereo radio w/CB limo: $386); brougham: $230
Signal-seeking/scan AM/FM stereo radio $156
Seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio w/rear control limo: $326
Firemist paint $153
Bumper: $8
Accent stripes Brougham: $45
Door edge guards $8-$12
License frame each: $7
Leather seats $235-$252
Twin floor mats $13-$28
Trunk mat $10
Turbine-vaned wheel covers $49
Wire wheel covers Brougham: $129); Limo: $176