: Possible find: 90-92 Brougham outside Ottawa



mharker
07-12-09, 09:49 PM
Hi guys,

Yesterday I was in Lanark Highlands outside Ottawa. Just outside the Middleville fairgrounds I saw a house with a silver 90-92 Brougham parked out back. The lawn had been mowed with tall grass growing around the car, but it looked half decent. Unfortunately it was starting to rain and I was getting ready to leave with wife and 2 tired kids, so it was not a popular idea to stop and check it out.

All I can tell you was that it was silver, 90-92 (could tell from vinyl around rear doors), wire hubcaps, and didn't look rusty from 40ft. Unfortunately the label in the back was missing so no easy way to tell if it was a 5.7L.

Anyway no for sale sign but sometimes the best deals are the forgotten cars in the back 40! I won't be near there again for awhile so thought I'd pass it on to you Cadillac enthusiasts. Here is my google map estimate on exactly where the car is. Hope someone lives nearby.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=45.096913%2C-76.395922

sven914
07-13-09, 04:28 PM
All I can tell you was that it was silver, 90-92 (could tell from vinyl around rear doors).


The vinyl around the rear opera windows doesn't mean it was a 90's. My car has them.

The best way to tell quickly whether it is an 80's or 90's is to look at the lights.

80's from the front:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/1985-1992_Cadillac_Brougham.jpg/800px-1985-1992_Cadillac_Brougham.jpg
90's from the front:
http://cadillac-parts.uneedapart.com/images/cadillac-brougham-parts.jpg
80's from the rear:
http://www.cargurus.com/images/2009/01/10/17/37/pic-22771.jpeg
90's from the rear:
http://www.cadauto.com/parts-cars/320x240/060043_pr.jpg

Notice the padded opera windows on the 80's car.

mharker
07-13-09, 06:58 PM
Wow I thought I was an expert! Never saw the front so all I can say is that it had the vinyl around rear doors. What years does that narrow it down to?

sven914
07-13-09, 11:34 PM
I'm not sure but I think they offered padded opera windows for every '80's year, as an SNS deal (you see them mostly on the Fleetwood Brougham coupes). They became standard in 90. I haven't been able to find any model years that list them as an option, and there was nothing on my RPO label or build sheet about them. The only evidence I have that they are factory installed is that my Cadillac OEM factory service manual provides a procedure on removing them.