Fleetwood Cadillac History 1979

Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & Historyd 1979

Brougham sedans had the same new front-end look and restyled taillamps as the less costly DeVille, and the same engine choices. New wheel covers of brushed chrome displayed the Cadillac wreath and crest on a dark red background. Dual comfort 45/55 front seats held three people. Upholstery was new slate gray Dante knit cloth. Genuine leather in eleven shades was also available. Tire pressure was raised to 32 psi, and engine recalibrated, to improve gas mileage. Brougham’s suspension was retuned and body mounts were new. Inside were individual reading lamps and armrests. Broughams came with four-wheel disc brakes rather than DeVille’s disc/drum combination. They also had a few distinctive styling touches to separate them from DeVilles. Pillars between front and rear doors tapered inward toward the beltline. Wide rocker panel moldings continued behind the rear wheels, stretching to the back bumper. Brougham d’Elegance carried new pillow-style seats in Dante and Roma knits plus plush Tangier carpeting. Three roof-mounted assist straps, a choice of standard or turbine-vaned wheel covers, accent striping, and d’Elegance nameplate directly behind the rear side windows completed the package. Leather seating areas were also offered.


Model No. Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
6C 869 4-door Sedan 6 $13,446 4250 42,200


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