: 1996 FWB vs...

09-16-07, 02:58 AM
I am looking into buying a new car sometime in the very near future, and I realize that the 93-96 LT1 FWBs are held in some very high regard. I would like to know WHY!
I really enjoy the styling, it's classic Cadillac, but how do these cars differ from from say, a 1988 Brougham d'Elegance? I'm curious, as these seem rare as heck, I've been scouting a Fleetwood Brougham for over a month in this province and all that's come up is a 1996 FWB limo.
Thankyou! Please relate your experiences to me!

09-16-07, 09:29 AM
I bought my 1996 Fleetwood Brougham as a daily driver 2 years ago. It has since turned into a weekend show car.

Why did I buy it? It has the bulletproof LT1 Corvette motor with 260hp and 330 ft/lbs of torque. You can get a fully loaded Brougham model like mine with moonroof, heated seats, cd player, basically most of your modern ammenities.

They share most of the same parts as the Impala SS, Roadmaster, and Caprice, so most mechanical parts are cheap and easy to find. These motors can last 300,000 miles with basic maintenance.

The 1993 models had the L05 carried over from the '90-92 generation. It is a TBI motor that has 180hp, but in the newer body. Not exactly as desirable.

Lastly, this was the last of the big RWD GM vehicles. I was in the market for a 1996 Impala SS, but they were bringing $13-15K with the mileage I wanted. So I started looking at Fleetwoods and found my fully loaded 1 owner, low mileage southern car for $8,000. Why would I get a Impala SS that had a MSRP of $27K when I could get a Fleetwood that had a MSRP of $41K?

Whether you want to enjoy it in stock form, or want to turn it into a 300-500 horspower monster or show car. They are so versatile in that respect so go out and drive one and see what you think for yourself!

A picture of the two 1996s I had. I sold the white one, but will never sell the black one!


Take care,

09-16-07, 01:24 PM

What Elias said + .. It truly was the last of the rear wheel drive GM hot rods and parts are cheap and easy to find..
With the economy the way it is I can’t afford a new car payment but I want a nice car. The 96 Fleetwood is a very nice, very luxurious and VERY FAST car.
Whether you’re doing your own work or paying a shop. The repairs will not put you in the poor house.


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