Fleetwood Cadillac History 1983

Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & History 1983

Offered in coupe and sedan form, Broughams displayed a front end similar to DeVille’s, with stand-up wreath and crest hood ornament. Sedans had a limousine-style rear window, while the coupe’s standard Cabriolet vinyl roof featured “privacy-size” quarter windows (similar to DeVille’s Cabriolet option). Standard equipment included illuminated entry, six-way power driver’s and passenger’s seat, pi .us a long list of Cadillac luxury touches. Dual Comfort 55/45 seats (for three people) came with standard Heather cloth upholstery, but leather in eight colors could be ordered. Brougham d’Elegance, offered with both coupe and sedan, featured Heather cloth upholstery in four colors or leather in six, plus special trim, deluxe carpeting, and floor mats, and wheel covers that matched the body color. The package also included d’Elegance identifying script, both inside and outside the car.


Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood Brougham (V-8) 6C B47 2-dr Coupe 6 P $18,688 3986 lb 65,670 (total includes the 2-door DeVille)
Fleetwood Brougham (V-8) 6C B69 4-dr Sedan 6 P $19,182 4029 lb 109,004 (total included the 4-door DeVille)


Feature Basic Gas Engine Optional Diesel Engine
Type 90-degree, overhead-valve V-8. Iron/aluminum alloy block; cast iron head. 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head.
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters) 350 cu. in. (5.7 liters)
Bore & stroke 3.47 x 3.31 in. 4.057 x 3.385 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 22.5:1
Brake horsepower 135 at 4400 R.P.M. 105 at 3200 R.P.M.
Torque 200 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M. 200 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel supply Digital fuel injection Fuel Injection
Manufacturer Cadillac HT-4100 Oldsmobile
VIN Code 8 N


Feature Brougham Coupe Brougham Sedan Limousine
Wheelbase 121.4 in. 121.4 in. 144.5 in.
Overall length 221.0 in. 221.0 244.3 in.
Height 54.6 in. 56.7 in.
Width 76.4 in. max. 76.4 in. max. 75.3 in.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P215/75R15 SBR wide WSW HR78 x 15-D SBR wide WSW


Feature Limousine Brougham
Transmission Three-speed (THM400) automatic Four-speed overdrive automatic
Gear ratio (1st) 2.48:1; (2nd) 1.48:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (Rev) 2.08:1 (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.67:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
Standard final drive ratio 3.08:1 3.42:1 except with diesel 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 24.5 gal. 24.5 gal. except with diesel, 26 gal.


5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine (N/A limousine NC
California emission equipment (except diesel $75
California emission equipment (diesel $215
Engine block heater (limousine $27
100-amp alternator $50
Electronic level control (Brougham $203
Heavy-duty ride pkg. (Brougham $319


Brougham d’Elegance – cloth seating $1250
Brougham d’Elegance – leather $1800


Astroroof (N/A on limousine) $1225
Electronic cruise control $185
Controlled-cycle wiper system (limousine) $60
Rear defogger with heated outside mirrors $160-$210
Automatic door locks $157
Remote-locking fuel filler door $59
Garage door opener $140
Illuminated entry system (standard on Brougham) $76
Memory driver’s seat (except limousine) $185
Power driver’s seat recliner (except limousine) $155
Power passenger seat recliner (Brougham) $90
Leather-trimmed steering wheel $99
Tilt/telescope steering wheel (standard on formal limousine) $179
Power trunk lid release and pull-down (limousine) $120
Theft deterrent system $185
Twilight Sentinel $79
Guidematic headlamp control $93
Trumpet horn $38
Electric remote mirrors with thermometer on left (limousine) $99
Electric remote-control outside mirrors (except limousine) $99
Twin lighted vanity mirrors $140
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track or cassette tape player $299
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CB $577
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with 8-track and rear control (limousine) $475
Extended-range rear speakers with standard radio $25
Triband antenna $50
Firemist paint $235
Door edge guards $19-$29
License frames, each $14
Leather seating area $515-$680
Carpeted front rubber floor mats $43-$45
Carpeted rear rubber floor mats $25
Trunk mat $21
Locking wire wheels (Brougham) $860
Locking wire wheel covers (except limousine) $310-$389
Puncture-sealing tires $135-$180