: New Guy Here, 1990 Brougham D'Elegance 350



JohnnyRockit
04-11-09, 10:37 PM
Hi all, I've been reading the forum for a little while and watching the web for a clean 1990-1992 Brougham. I picked this one one up in New Mexico 2 weeks ago and drove it back to Dallas. I love it! My daily driver is (was) a MB CL55, but it has been sitting in the driveway since I bought the Brougham. It is a D'Elegance white/blue velour with the 350 cid engine and 62,000 miles. The previous owner took exceptional care of the car and it was always garaged,which helped the preservation.

Johnny

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
04-11-09, 10:57 PM
Welcome, and very nice find. The d'Elegance packages are rare and finding one with a 350 and wire caps are both great pluses. Is it leather or cloth?

JohnnyRockit
04-11-09, 11:17 PM
It has the cloth interior, which happened to be my preference, since there were no heated seats available. Most of the leather ones I've seen lately were starting to get the "cracked" look, due to age, I suppose.

77CDV
04-12-09, 12:43 AM
Welcome, and congrats on your new ride. Those d'Elegance velour interiors are sooooo comfortable, in dark blue they look very elegant, too.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
04-12-09, 01:27 AM
Nice. I prefer leather. My '88 has the leather pincushion seats, very comfortable. Mine look like they are old, cracked and dried out but that is not so. I do Leatherique treatments every few months and the leather is softer than most new cars. The cracks will never go away but you don't feel them when you are sitting on the seats so I don't care.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/My%20Cars/1988%20Fleetwood/IMG_0205.jpg

JohnnyRockit
04-12-09, 02:00 AM
Nice. I would have taken a leather interior in white or blue if one had come up for sale.

arivera
04-12-09, 02:48 AM
Congrats and welcome! Beautiful Caddy!

96Fleetwood
04-12-09, 09:08 AM
:thumbsup: Congrats, she is a beauty!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-12-09, 10:22 PM
Wow...what a great ride! How's it feel to go from a CLS55 AMG to this cruiser? :cool2:

JohnnyRockit
04-12-09, 10:35 PM
Well, the CL55 has 493 horsepower and the Brougham...is it 175? So, there's no comparison on that front. Two totally different missions, obviously. I really enjoy the isolation that the Brougham delivers, whereas the CL55 is a much more involving car. When you want to go out and play, the MB is ready. But, after a tough day at work when you want to just get home, I'd rather drive the Caddy.
Plus, in my (second) career as an entertainer (Elvis Impersonator) I can fit the entire PA system and stage lighting in the trunk of the Brougham. Plue, Elvis and big Cadillacs just go together!!

mjs182004
04-14-09, 09:17 AM
congrats on the new Caddy! Looks sharp!

brougham
04-15-09, 08:15 PM
Looks nice. Mine has cloth too. It doesnt burn you in the summer and it looks better longer then leather does.

JohnnyRockit
04-17-09, 07:34 PM
Speaking of Summer, I just finished spending over $2,500 replacing almost every component of the air conditioning system. I left it R-12, new compressor, condensor, evaporator, dryer, etc...Hopefully, I'll be in good shape for thse hot Texas summers!