: Cloth seats in a 93-96 Fleetwood Brougham?



bigbluebrougham
03-21-07, 03:59 PM
I was at a funeral today for a friend of mine and the procession was led by 3 1996 Fleetwood Broughams. One livery vehicle (this one had leather) and two FWB's with cloth (????). All three cars were a beautiful Marblehead Grey. Flawless with 20k on all three. Just odd to me that the FWB sedans had cloth. Is this normal?

BBB

Benzilla
03-21-07, 04:41 PM
Not normal, but not unheard of. A select few were ordered with cloth, but by the mid '90s most luxury minded buyers went straight for the leather.

Those Fleets sound beautiful, I would have come home with one.

BTW, sorry if this is tacky of me, but there never was a better time to listen to Elton John.

Pete Benson
03-21-07, 06:37 PM
I was at a funeral today for a friend of mine and the procession was led by 3 1996 Fleetwood Broughams. One livery vehicle (this one had leather) and two FWB's with cloth (????). All three cars were a beautiful Marblehead Grey. Flawless with 20k on all three. Just odd to me that the FWB sedans had cloth. Is this normal?

BBB

Yes - Cloth was standard, leather optional

caddycruiser
03-21-07, 08:10 PM
Here's a copy of a post I just made on another forum about this:

No real numbers, but it is quite a rare feature--even though it was standard in both regular and Brougham models.

Just happened that, in this caliber of car, when most were ordered, checking off leather was a no brainer for most and the cars with cloth were largely special ordered specifically as such. It's very nice, but just not as popular in a luxury car. And when you do find it, it's usually on a base car, with the heated/memory Brougham cloth being the rarest.

Here's a good comparison of pics that I saved.

1) Base cloth:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/Fleetwood%20Seating/basecloth.jpg

2) Base leather:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/Fleetwood%20Seating/baseleather.jpg

3) Brougham cloth:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/Fleetwood%20Seating/broughamcloth.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/Fleetwood%20Seating/broughamcloth1.jpg

4) Brougham leather:
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c101/caddycruiser/Fleetwood%20Seating/broughamleather.jpg
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Yes, standard, and preferred by some, especially when they were new. But, as expected, being the flagship Cadillac, the leather option was pretty much always checked off.

And, ooohhh...3 Marblehead/Fawn Grey ones in a group! My favorite color:thumbsup:

Benzilla
03-21-07, 11:40 PM
Umm, that's almost exactly what I said.

XXL-VETE
03-22-07, 12:34 AM
My Fleetwood Brougham seats are cloth

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/760000-760999/760486_31_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/760000-760999/760486_33_full.jpg



The Wife’s are leather


Kenny

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brougham_geezer
03-22-07, 01:06 AM
The '93 FWB I found a month or so back had heated/memory cloth:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00157.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00167.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00179.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00183.jpg

Everything seemed clean in there too. I think I'd prefer the cloth.

bigbluebrougham
03-22-07, 09:40 AM
Not normal, but not unheard of. A select few were ordered with cloth, but by the mid '90s most luxury minded buyers went straight for the leather.

Those Fleets sound beautiful, I would have come home with one.

BTW, sorry if this is tacky of me, but there never was a better time to listen to Elton John.

Done that. Not tacky. I asked them when they are selling them. He said they are trading in the near future. Got back to my office and called two salesman I am good friends with and said if they see them, call me. I am buying one as soon as it is traded. :D



And, ooohhh...3 Marblehead/Fawn Grey ones in a group! My favorite color:thumbsup:

Yes, my favorite color too. That is why I am buying one as soon as it is sold. :D

THanks for the replies, I had no idea that cloth was even an option. Never seen one in cloth.

bigbluebrougham
03-22-07, 09:43 AM
Oh, and they were heated cloth too.

caddycruiser
03-22-07, 12:36 PM
Oh, and they were heated cloth too.

Yep, on the Broughams--I've always wanted to try a set out, since the cloth can be so different from leather at times as far as temperature and feel.


Umm, that's almost exactly what I said.

I know, just so happened that it was a topic on another forum, and I thought I'd copy my post there without edit...inadvertently covering a little bit of the same info you did.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-22-07, 10:10 PM
If the leather used in the Broughams is the same as the leather used in the deVilles like mine or the Roadmasters, I'd take the cloth, as the leather in the Roadmaster and the deVilles like mine is nothing to brag about; tough, vinyl like, not plush. The Nuance leather used in the '90s Sevilles and Eldorados is so much better...softer, plusher, nice smelling, holds up well. And I'd be willing to bet that they used the same cloth in the FWB's as they did in my deVille and that is to die for! Soft, plush, velvet like, easy to clean, holds up well to dirt!

Mark me down for cloth please!

caddycruiser
03-23-07, 08:13 AM
If the leather used in the Broughams is the same as the leather used in the deVilles like mine or the Roadmasters, I'd take the cloth, as the leather in the Roadmaster and the deVilles like mine is nothing to brag about; tough, vinyl like, not plush. The Nuance leather used in the '90s Sevilles and Eldorados is so much better...softer, plusher, nice smelling, holds up well. And I'd be willing to bet that they used the same cloth in the FWB's as they did in my deVille and that is to die for! Soft, plush, velvet like, easy to clean, holds up well to dirt!

Mark me down for cloth please!

From my experience, no, it isn't. The Roadmaster, for one, seems to have harder and shinier leather that is of a lower grade and clearly the spray on color type. I believe the Fleetwoods is partially too, as most, but it generally feels much softer, actually does smell like leather when clean and conditioned, wears differently than the cheaper stuff, and has more thorough and smooth coloring. It was the first thing I noticed after having had the '92 Roadmaster for a few months and then getting the '93 FWB--just felt and looked completely different, and so much nicer.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-23-07, 08:02 PM
Ah, well I guess that makes sense...Buick v. Cadillac. When you paid an extra $10,000 for the Cadillac, you wanna feel a difference.

z06bigbird
04-01-07, 01:38 PM
The '93 FWB I found a month or so back had heated/memory cloth:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00157.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00167.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00179.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/jn_parisienne/DSC00183.jpg

Everything seemed clean in there too. I think I'd prefer the cloth.

Better clean up that floor before the K-9s get here.

Ed

z06bigbird
04-01-07, 01:39 PM
By the way, did any of the hearses have a luggage rack on back of them?

Ed

caddycruiser
04-01-07, 03:33 PM
By the way, did any of the hearses have a luggage rack on back of them?

Ed

There's a lot of different coach builders who made hearses, but I really don't think that was ever something they added--really no use, and not fitting for a hearse look.

Jesda
04-02-07, 04:20 AM
Throw an extra coffin on top?

3rd
04-03-07, 08:15 PM
the feel of the cloth is prolly softer and warmer but Id have to have the look of the leather