Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & History 1979

About 2,000 limos, offered in standard or Formal form, found buyers each year. Both had the same new crosshatch grille as Fleetwood Brougham, along with new simulated woodgrain interior, a lower profile, and revised two-spoke steering wheel. Fleetwood remained the only American-built chassis for use in “professional” cars used by funeral directors and for ambulances. The basic limo seated eight; the Formal edition, seven. Both were powered by the 425 cu. in. (7.0-liter) V-8, which had to haul over 4,800 pounds of car around. Standard interior was dark blue Dante cloth, but slate gray and black were available. Front compartment of the Formal limo was black, with black leather in seating areas, separated from the passenger compartment by a sliding glass partition. Interiors were also offered in slate gray and black. All limos included two fold-down auxiliary seats. There was a dual accessory control panel for climate control and windows, along with new optional rear seat controls for the radio. An optional 8-track tape player put controls in the back.


Model No. Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
6D F23 4-door Sedan 8 $20,987 4782 2,025
6D F33 4-door Formal Limousine 7 $21,735 4866
6D Z90 Commercial Chassis N/A N/A 864


Feature Base engine for Brougham & Limousine Option gas engine for Brougham Option diesel engine for Brougham
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head.
Displacement 425 cu. in. (7.0 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 4.082 x 4.06 in. 4.057 x 3.385 in.
Compression ratio 8.2:1 8.2:1 22.5:1
Brake horsepower 180 @ 4000 rpm 195 @ 3800 rpm 125 @ 3600 rpm
Torque 320 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm 320 lbs.-ft. @ 2400 rpm 225 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Fuel supply 4 Bbl Carburetor Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
VIN Code S T N


Feature Brougham Limousine
Wheelbase 121.5 in. 144.5 in.
Overall length 221.2 in. 244.2 in.
Height 56.7 in. 56.9 in.
Width 76.5 in.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires HR78 x 15-B SBR wide WSW HR78 x 15-D SBR wide WSW


Transmission Three-speed 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 ratio 2.28:1
Limo Standard axle ratio 3.08:1
Steering recirculating ball
Front suspension independent with ball joints and coil springs, stabilizer bar.
Rear suspension four-link coil springs, link stabilizer. Electronic level control
Limousine Brakes front disc, rear drum
Brougham Brakes four-wheel disc
Ignition HEI electronic ignition
Fuel tank 25 gal.


425 cu. in. V-8 Fl engine $783
5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine later in model year $849
Heavy-duty cooling system $49
80-amp alternator $54
Engine block heater $21
California emission equipment $83-$150
California fuel economy equipment $65
Limited slip differential $70
High altitude pkg. $35
Trailering package $49-$103


Brougham d’Elegance cloth: $987
Brougham d’Elegance cloth: $1344


Astroroof (w/full vinyl roof $998
Sunroof (full vinyl roof $798
Cruise control $137
Controlled-cycle wipers for Limo $38
Rear defogger, grid-type $101
Six-way Dual Comfort power passenger seat adjuster $125-$160
Power driver’s seat recliner $122
Power passenger seat recliner with six-way adjuster $221-$280
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $130
Automatic door locks $121
Illuminated entry system for Limo $62
Fuel monitor $31
Theft deterrent system $137
Trunk lid release and power pull-down for Limo $85
Twilight Sentinel for Limo $56
Guidematic headlamp control $91
Trumpet horn $22
Electric remote left mirror w/thermometer $90
Lighted thermometer on left mirror $28
Lighted vanity mirror, passenger $52
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player $195
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player and CB $480
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette $225
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with CB $380
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track player, rear control for Limo $398
Two-tone paint, partial Firemist $361
Firemist paint $171
Front bumper reinforcement $9
Accent stripes $56
Door edge guards $13-$20
License frame each: $10
Leather seating area $330-$350
Carpeted rubber front floor mats $33-$36
Carpeted rubber rear floor mats $16
Trunk mat $13
Turbine-vaned wheel covers $59
Aluminum wheels $350
Locking wire wheels: $569-$628
Locking wire wheel covers $189-$292