Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & History 1982

Two Fleetwoods were available this year: The Fleetwood Brougham as a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan; and a Fleetwood Limousine as a 4-door sedan, 4-door formal limousine, and a commercial chassis.


Priced nearly $3000 higher, Brougham coupes and sedans looked similar to their DeVille brothers from the front, with the same new three-row grille made up of narrow vertical bars. Standard equipment included

  • a stand-up wreath and crest hood ornament
  • Twilight Sentinel
  • illuminated entry system
  • controlled-cycle wipers
  • tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • six-way power seat for driver and passenger

Dual Comfort 55/45 front seats held three people and were trimmed in exclusive Fleetwood design, using Heather knit with Raphael cloth inserts. Eight colors of leather were also available. The coupe carried a distinctive Elk Grain vinyl Cabriolet roof with large quarter windows and electro-luminescent opera lamps. A chrome crossover molding highlighted its forward edge.

Sedans had a small (limousine-style) back window and full Elk Grain vinyl roof, with Cadillac’s wreath-and-crest insignia on the rear roof (sail) panels. A Brougham nameplate stood at the back of rear fenders. Color-keyed vaned wheel covers were new. Optional: authentic wire wheels. Brougham d’Elegance offered tufted upholstery in cloth or leather, with 50/50 Dual Comfort seats, special trim and identifying scripts, and special wheel covers to match the body color.


Feature Base Engine Optional #1 Optional #2
Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8 90-degree, overhead-valve V-6 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block w/cast iron liners Cast iron block Cast iron block
Head cast iron head Cast iron head Cast iron head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 252 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.465 x 3.307 in. 3.9565 x 3.40 in. 4.057 x 3.345 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.0:1 21.6:1.
Brake horsepower 125 at 4200 R.P.M. 125 at 4000 R.P.M. 105 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 190 lbs.- ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 205 lbs.-ft. at 2000 R.P.M. 200 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Digital fuel injection 4-bbl. Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Cadillac HT-4100 Buick Oldsmobile
VIN Code 8 4 N


Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood Brougham 6C B47 2-door Coupe 6 $17,931 / 18,096 3825 lb 50,130 (total includes the 2-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Brougham 6C B69 4-door Sedan 6 $18,402 / 18,567 3866 lb 86,020 (total included the 4-door DeVille)

Figures before the slash are for V-6 engine, which was actually a $165 credit option; after slash for standard gasoline V-8. Diesel V-8 was also available.


Feature Brougham Coupe Brougham Sedan
Wheelbase 121.4 in.
Overall length 221.0 in.
Height 54.6 in. 56.7 in.
Width 76.5 in. max.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P215/75R15 SBR wide WSW


Feature Brougham Diesel Brougham
Transmission Three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic (THM350C) Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM200-4R)
Ratios (1st) 2.52:1; (2nd) 1.52:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 1.94:1. (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.667:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
Standard final drive ratio 3.42:1 2.41:1 2.93:1
Steering recirculating ball; power assist
Front suspension coil springs and link stabilizer bar
Rear suspension four-link, coil springs, elect. level control std. on limo and available on Brougham
Brakes front disc, rear drum
Fuel tank 26 gal. 24.5 gal.


4.1 liter V-6 engine $165 credit
5.7 liter diesel V-8 engine (N/A limo) $179-$351
California emission equipment N/A
Altitude emissions pkg. (diesel or 4.1 V-8) NC
Engine block heater: $26
100-amp alternator $48
Limited slip differential: $106
Electronic level control (Brghm $198
Heavy-duty ride package (Brghm $310


Brougham d’Elegance with cloth seating $1195
Brougham d’Elegance with leather seating $1730


Astroroof N/A on limo $1195
Electronic cruise control $175
Controlled-cycle wiper system (limo) $53
Rear defogger w/heated outside mirrors $150-$198
Automatic door locks $145
Remote-locking fuel filler door $56
Garage door opener $140
Illuminated entry system $76
Dual Comfort front seats w/six-way power passenger seat adjuster $413
Memory driver’s seat $180
Power driver’s seat recliner $150
Leather-trimmed steering wheel rim $95
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $169
Power trunk lid release and pull-down (limo) $112
Theft deterrent system $179
Twilight Sentinel (limo) $76
Guidematic headlamp control $93
Trumpet horn $35
Electric remote-control outside mirrors $98
Electric remote mirrors w/thermometer on left (limo $114
Twin lighted vanity mirrors $136
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track tape player $225
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track and CB $515
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and symphony sound system $290
Electronic-tuning radio with 8-track and rear control (limo) $430
Triband antenna $45
Firemist paint $229
Bodyside molding $61
Door edge guards $18-$27
License frame $13
Leather seating area $498-$680
Carpeted front rubber floor mats $41-$43
Carpeted rear rubber floor mats $24
Trunk mat $20
Locking wire wheels (Brougham) $860
Wire wheel covers $298-$375
Puncture-sealing tires $130-$175