Fleetwood Sixty Special And Brougham Cadillac History 1989

Fleetwood Sixty Special And Brougham Cadillac Models & History 1989

The traditional rear drive Brougham for 1989 was identified by its restyled grille and front-end panel molding. The header molding no longer had an embedded script. The Cadillac script was now located on the grille. The premier formal padded roof option was offered in five new colors for a total of 12 choices. The Brougham interior included Cadillac’s new carpeted and reversible floor mats with a retention device. A 100-amp generator was standard. New standard features consisted of a controlled cycle wiper system, cruise control electronic level control, electrically powered chrome outside mirrors, trumpet horn and a power trunk lid release.


The 1989 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The code was as follows:
First digit “1” represented the manufacturing country (United States)
Second digit “G” represented General Motors
Third digit “6” represented Cadillac
Fourth digit “D” Brougham car line
Fifth digit “W” Brougham series identification
Digits six and seven “69” represent the body style: four-door sedan
Eighth digit “Y” 307 cu. in. V-8 engine
Ninth digit “?” a check digit
Tenth digit “K” represents the model year, 1989
Eleventh digit represents the assembly plant
Digits 12-17 the production sequence: 700000 and up


Model Series Number Body / Style Number Body Type Price Weight Production Total
Brougham 6D W69 4-dr Sedan $25,699 4190 lb 28,926
Brougham D’Elegance 6D W69 4-dr Sedan $- – lb 12,212


Type 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, cast iron block and cast iron cylinder heads
Displacement 307 cu. in. (5.0 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.8 in. x 3.39 in.
Compression ratio 8.0:1
Brake horsepower 140 @ 3200 rpm
Torque 346 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm
Main bearings Five
Valve lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Fuel supply Four-barrel carburetor


  • Transmission: THM 200-4R automatic four-speed (includes overdrive and torque converter clutch)
  • Steering: Power-assisted recirculating ball
  • Steering Ratios: 15-13:1
  • Front Suspension: Independent with short/long arms, coil springs direct acting shock absorbers, and link-type stabilizer bar
  • Rear Suspension: Coil springs with automatic level control and direct acting shock absorbers
  • Brakes: Power-assisted front disc/rear drum
  • Body construction: Separate body on frame
  • Fuel Tank: 25.0 US Gal.


Model Wheelbase Overall length Height Width Front Tread Rear Tread Standard Tires
Brougham 121.5 in. 221 in 56.7 in. 76.5 in. 61.7 in. 60.7 in. Michelin P225/75R15


  • Anti-lock braking, $749.25
  • engine block heater, $45
  • heavy duty ride package, $120
  • Trailer Towing package, $299
  • wire wheels, $1,000
  • Option Package B, includes door edge guards, carpeted front and rear floormats, six-way power passenger seat adjuster, trunk mat: $385.
  • Option Package C, includes items from Package B plus illuminated vanity mirrors, rear sail panel reading lamps, power trunk lid pull down, Twilight Sentinel: $743


  • Accent striping, $75
  • Astroroof, $1355.
  • California emissions and testing, $100
  • Coachbuilder delete package, $389
  • Rear window defogger, $195
  • Brougham d’Elegance cloth, $2,286
  • Brougham d’Elegance leather, $2,846
  • Automatic door locks, $185
  • Remote release fuel filler door, $65
  • Gold ornamentation package $395
  • Heavy-duty coachbuilder/livery package, $299
  • Heavy-duty ride package [incl. with livery package, trailer towing package], $120
  • Leather seating area [without d’Elegance option], $560
  • Automatic day/night mirror, $80
  • Firemist paint, $240
  • Base radio with cassette tape player, $309
  • Power passenger seat recliner, $95-$410
  • Premier formal vinyl roof, $1195
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel, $115
  • Theft deterrent system, $225
  • Wire locking wheel discs, $445.
  • Wire wheels, $1000.