Fleetwood Cadillac History 1985

Fleetwood Cadillac Moels & History 1985


Brougham, the last surviving rear-drive Cadillac, changed little for 1985 and faced potential extinction in spite of increased sales. That didn’t happen. The traditional rear-drive lingered on for several more years, even though all other Caddies (including limos) switched to front-drive and shrunken size. Vast inside and out, Broughams continued to attract traditional luxury-car buyers. The Brougham coupe was dropped from the lineup in mid-year. Sedans came with a standard full vinyl roof, while the Brougham coupe included a standard Cabriolet vinyl top with unique rear quarter window. Standard engine was the 4.1 liter V-8; diesel V-8 optional at no charge.


Model Series Number Body/Style Number Body Type Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Fleetwood Brougham (Rear-Drive V8) 6D W47 2-door Coupe 6 $21,219 3873 lb 8,336
Fleetwood Brougham (Rear-Drive V8) 6D W69 4-door Sedan 6 $21,835 3915 lb 52,960

Engine note: Diesel V-6 engines were available on Fleetwood models; diesel V-8s on Fleetwood Brougham with no extra charge.


Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head 90-degree, overhead valve V-8. Cast iron block and head
Displacement 249 cu. in. (4.1 liters 262 cu. in. (4.3 liters
Bore & stroke 3.47 x 3.31 in. 4.06 x 3.39 in.
Compression ratio 8.5:1 21.6:1
Brake horsepower 125 at 4200 R.P.M. 85 at 3600 R.P.M.
Torque 190 lbs.-ft. at 2200 R.P.M. 165 lbs.-ft. at 1600 R.P.M.
Main bearings Five Four
Valve lifters Hydraulic Hydraulic
Fuel Supply Fuel Injection Fuel Injection


Feature Brougham Coupe Brougham Sedan
Wheelbase 121.5 in.
Overall length 221.0 in.
Height 54.6 in. 56.7 in.
Width 76.5 in.
Front Tread 61.7 in.
Rear Tread 60.7 in.
Standard Tires P215/75R15 SBR WSW


Feature Brougham
Transmission Four-speed overdrive automatic (THM200-4R
Gear Ratio (1st) 2.74:1; (2nd) 1.57:1; (3rd) 1.00:1; (4th) 0.67:1; (Rev) 2.07:1
Standard final drive ratio 3.42:1 exc. diesel, 2.93:1
Steering recirculating ball
Front suspension upper/lower control arms, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension four-link rigid axle, coil springs, electronic level control
Brakes front disc, rear drum
Disc dia. 11.7 in.
Drum dia. 11.0 in.
Fuel tank 24.5 gal


Feature Brougham
4.3-liter diesel V-6 engine
5.7-liter diesel V-8 engine No Charge
California emission equipment $99
Engine block heater $45
Heavy-duty battery $40
100-amp alternator $50
Heavy-duty ride package $116
FE2 touring pkg. (alum. wheels, P215/65R15 Eagle GT tires,
leather-wrapped steering wheel, revised suspension


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


Feature Brougham
Astroroof $1225
Electronic cruise control $185
Controlled-cycle wiper system N/A
Rear defogger with heated outside mirrors $165-$215
Automatic door locks $162
Remote-locking fuel filler door $59
Garage door opener $140
Illuminated entry system std.
Memory driver’s seat $205-$225
Six-way power passenger seat N/A
Power driver’s seatback recliner $155
Power passenger seatback recliner $90
Power passenger seat recliner with six-way power seat N/A
Leather-trimmed steering wheel $99
Tilt/telescope steering wheel $184
Power trunk lid release and pull-down N/A
Power trunk release only N/A
Theft deterrent system $190
Twilight Sentinel $79
Dimming Sentinel $93-$128
Trumpet horn $38
Electric remote-control outside mirrors $101
Twin lighted vanity mirrors $140
Automatic day/night mirror $80
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette player $299
Electronic-tuning seek/scan AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and Delco-GM/Bose sound system N/A
Electronic-tuning AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CB $570
CB radio
Electronic-tuning radio with cassette and rear control
Triband antenna $50
Firemist or Pearlmist paint $235
Door edge guards $19-$29
License frames, each $14
Front license bracket NC
Leather seating area $515-$680
Carpeted front rubber floor mats $43-$45
Carpeted rear rubber floor mats $25
Trunk mat $26
Aluminum wheels $114
Locking wire wheels
Puncture-sealing tires $135-$180