Monday, April 9, 2012

Car of the Day : April 9, 2012

Today's car is Jada's 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham is a model of luxury cars manufactured by the General Motors corporation from the 1977 through the 1986 model years.

In 1977 GM significantly down-sized their full sized cars. The De Ville and Fleetwood Brougham rode on the same 121.5" wheelbase and were powered by the 425 cubic inch (7.0L) V8. This engine was basically a de bored version of the 472/500 (7.9 L/8.2 L) V8 of previous years. Compared with the 1976 Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham, the Fleetwood Brougham had a wheelbase 11.5" shorter and weighed nearly 900 lb (400 kg) less.

In 1985 Cadillac introduced a brand new, front-wheel drive platform. Cadillac put the De Ville and introduced the Cadillac Fleetwood on this platform. This car featured two "firsts"; It had the first transverse mounted V8 ever (the HT4100) and it was the first car to have a high mounted stop-lamp that was mandated for the 1986 model year.
The rear wheel drive 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham continued on nearly unchanged from the 1984 model. 1985 was the final model year for the Fleetwood Brougham coupe. In 1986 the HT-4100 V8 was replaced with an Oldsmobile sourced 307 cubic inch (5.0 L) V8.

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Cadzilla! Cadzilla! Cadzilla! The '85 model Caddy was the last square body/full frame full size car from GM. The 80s style Caddy have been replicated by Majorette with a limo version and Revell did one as well. This was a recent purchase from Pjedsel. Thanks John.

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