The last of the true American rear-wheel-drive land cruisers, this 1989 Cadillac Brougham provides a ride like nothing you've ever driven before. If you're already a fan, I don't have to tell you about the almost unbelievable feeling of isolation inside, and if you're looking for your first hobby car, this might be a great choice, because there will never be anything like it again.
Driven around 2700 miles per year, this car definitely doesn't look its age. Refinished two years ago in pearl white with a new contrasting black padded vinyl roof, this is the ideal car to drive in the warm, sunny south like this one, and it still looks elegant today. This long Cadillac sedan stretches nearly 19 feet, making it the longest car in production in 1989, just in case size matters. Clearly someone has been taking good care of it, because all four doors fit well (they used extra seals on the Brougham to ensure silence inside), the paint has a fantastic shine, and the chrome shines up quite well. There are no winters in this car's history, so rust is a non-issue, and despite the fact that the design dates back to the late-70s, it has aged quite gracefully and still looks like money today. The 2-year-old padded roof shows almost no discoloration, no tears, and definitely no rust underneath, and the urethane bumper fillers are in great shape, which is a frequent issue with cars like this.
Cadillac's top-of-the-line looks the part with a sumptuous gray leather interior. The seats are still supportive and supple, the perfect place to eat up hundreds of miles in relaxed comfort. Every available power accessory was standard equipment, including dual power seats, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a tilt wheel, and automatic climate control. The gray blue carpets are a little discolored, but thanks to matching gray floor mats, it should last forever. The headliner was replace two years ago when the top was done, so that's one issue you'll never have to deal with. The back seat offers accommodations that you might only find in a limousine these days, with stretch-out legroom that could probably qualify for its own zip code. The original AM/FM/cassette stereo sounds great in the hushed cabin, and the massive trunk includes its original mats, space-saver spare, and jack assembly.
The engine is a 307 cubic inch V8, not from Cadillac but Oldsmobile. Reliable, unobtrusive, torque, and smooth, it's the ideal powerplant for a luxury cruiser like this. No, it won't win you any drag races, but it loafs along at 80 MPH without a single vibration or sound intruding into the cabin, and you just know this car was designed for guys in Texas who like to haul across the desert at 100 MPH. It's nicely maintained, and thanks to its low mileage, just getting broken in, as these cars are known to run for more than 200,000 miles without needing much more than oil changes. It has been recently serviced with new belts and hoses, fresh fluids, and a new eater pump. A 4-speed automatic transmission helps with the luxury mission with smooth shifts, and the suspension rides like a cloud regardless of the load, thanks to an automatic leveling system. There's also a brand new exhaust system from front to back, maintaining the hushed sound that you'd expect. 15-inch wheels with stock wire wheelcovers have been shod with fresh 225/75/15 whitewall radials, as original.
Cars like this not only represent a ton of sheetmetal for the money, where else are you going to get a full-sized, V8-powered Cadillac for the price of a 10-year-old Honda? Call today!