Fleetwood Cadillac History 1980

Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & History 1980

Noticeable immediately on the “Cadillac of Cadillacs” was an exclusive new limousine-style, closed-in back window. Center pillars held new electro-luminescent opera lamps, just above the beltline. New wheel covers with silver-colored vaned inserts contained the Cadillac wreath and crest on a dark red background. New body trim included a distinctive wide rocker molding that continued onto the rear quarter panels. The familiar tall chrome rear fender caps held integral marker lights. around the corner from the vertical taillamps. On the hood: a stand-up wreath and crest ornament. Brougham also had chrome belt moldings.

Standard equipment included a Twilight Sentinel that turned headlamps on/off, illuminated entry system, six-way power Dual Comfort front seats, adjustable rear reading lamps, large door pull handles, and tilt/telescope steering wheel.

Brougham interiors had new biscuit sculptured seats with bolsters, with embroidered Cadillac wreath on front and rear armrests. Upholstery was Heather knit with Raphael inserts, in slate gray, dark blue, dark green, saddle, light beige, or dark claret. Leather seating was optional in ten shades. At mid-year, a Brougham coupe joined the sedan. Its cabriolet-style roof contained a coach window, plus a chrome molding across the top. Opera lamps shined from each sail panel.

Brougham d’Elegance emphasized the privacy window treatment, with the rear quarter panel wrapping around to the small, limo-like back window. Inside and on the sail panel was a d’Elegance script nameplate. Standard pillow-style 50/50 Dual Comfort seats combined Heather and Raphael knits. Leather was also available at higher cost.


Model Number Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
6C B47 2-door Coupe 6 $14,971 4025 lb 2,300
6C B69 4-door Sedan 6 $14,927 4092 lb 29,659
6D F23 4-door Sedan 8 $22,586 4629 lb 1,612
6D F33 4-door Formal Limousine 7 $23,388 4718 lb
6D Z90 Commercial Chassis N/A N/A 750

PRICE NOTE: Cadillac announced a series of price rises during the model year. By summer. Brougham sedan cost $15,816 and the Formal limo cost $24,714


Feature Base for Brougham & Limo Option for Brougham only
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head
Fuel Gasoline Diesel
Displacement 368 cu. in. (6.0 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.80 x 4.06 in. 4.057 x 3.385 in.
Compression ratio 8.2:1 22.5:1
Brake horsepower 150 @ 3800 rpm 105 @ 3200 rpm
Torque 265 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm 205 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm
Main Bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic
Fuel supply 4-Bbl Carburetor Fuel injection
VIN Code 6 N


Feature Brougham Limousine
Wheelbase 121.4 in. 144.5 in.
Overall length 221.0 in. 244.1 in.
Height 56.7 in. 56.9 in.
Width 76.4 in
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P215/75Rl5 SBR wide WSW HR78 x 15-D SBR wide WSW


Transmission Turbo Hydra-matic transmission standard on all models: column shift.
Gear ratios for Brougham w/V8-368 (1st) 2.48:1; (2nd) 1.48:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1.
Gear ratio for other models (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.07:1.
Standard final drive ratio Brghm = 2.28:1; Limo = 3.08:1
Drive Axle Hypoid drive axle.
Steering recirculating ball; power assisted.
Front suspension coil springs and link-type stabilizer bar.
Rear suspension four-link drive coil springs, electronic level control available (except limo
Brakes front disc, rear drum exc
Fuel tank Brougham 20.6 gal.; Limo 25 gal. Optional 25 gal tank on Brougham
Fuel Unleaded fuel only.


5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine $924
Heavy-duty cooling system $59
100-amp alternator $41-$59
Engine block hearer $22
California emission equipment $83-$250
Limited slip differential $86
Heavy-duty suspension on Brougham $270
Electronic level control on Brougham $169
Trailering package $100-$118


Brougham d’Elegance cloth: $1062
Brougham d’Elegance leather: $1525


Astroroof $1058 (N/A on limo)
Cruise control $147
Controlled-cycle wipers on Limo $43
Rear defogger, grid-type $170
Power driver’s seat recliner $130
Power passenger seatback recliner on Brougham $71
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $142
Automatic door locks $129
Garage door opener $125
Theft deterrent system $153
Guidematic headlamp control $72
Front light monitor $35
Trumpet horn $26
Electric remote-control left mirror w/thermometer $97
Lighted thermometer on left mirror $30
Lighted vanity mirrors, pair $112
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 cassette and CB $510
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track player, rear control on Limo $398
Two-tone paint on Brougham $293
Two-tone paint, partial Firemist on Brougham $394
Firemist paint $201
Door edge guards $16-$24
License frame each: $11
Leather seating area $435-$595
Carpeted rubber front floor mats $35-$38
Carpeted rubber rear floor mats $19
Trunk mat $15
Locking wire wheels on Brougham $755
Locking wire wheel covers $262-$320
Puncture-sealing tires $105