View Full Version : 1982 Fleetwood Broughman Coupe

02-28-06, 01:15 PM
I've owned a 1982 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe for over 10 years and have never figured out if it is rare, and what it is worth. It has 90,000 original miles on it. It is in fair condition, with miminal rust. Interior is almost mint(cracking arm rests and dash). All leather is in great condition. Some info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

02-28-06, 03:51 PM
First off, lemme tell you I love the 80-85 Fleetwood Brougham Coupes, even if they did have the HT4100 or 5.7 diesel, I would love to own one.

Nada blue book value is $1450-$4200. Yours is probably worth around $3600.

Jonas McFeely
02-28-06, 03:57 PM
I wouldnt say the 80-85 brougham is a particularly rare car. They made bunch of them.Though nowhere near as many as the sedans,i think its something like 5,000 coupes for every 50,000 sedans. You can find them,but not as easily as the coupe devilles of the same period which are pretty much identical. Also it depends on color,some colors are much more rare than others.Yours appears to have the 2-tone pain,looks like gray and burgundy? I have never seen one personally,so whos to say how rare it is.I made a thread about production numbers for paint colors,and it didnt get too much response,so i figure its kinda one of those things thats just too hard to find out.

Anyhoo,your car looks nice from that picture,you should get some better quality shots up.also, I think i saw a slant-back Seville with that same paint scheme once.

02-28-06, 06:13 PM
You got any plans for that car?

If I had one (or when I get one) I would throw in a 350 if I wanted to go cheap,easy performance or 472/500 if I wanted Cadillac exclusive performance!

02-28-06, 09:08 PM

Should have production numbers. As far as value goes, it's worth about $100. I'll make you a real good deal and give you $150 for it. :p

03-01-06, 12:13 AM
Thanks for the info. At one time I did have plans to get her restored. I'm still thinking about it, but am lacking the money and time. The engine is still running pretty strong, the heat just went out this winter, so I haven't been driving it much. Do you think the heater core went out?

03-01-06, 12:57 AM
I wish I had that car. Thats the year Fleetwood Coupe I want.

03-04-06, 09:38 PM
is it reare ahhhhhhh sort of but not really they just made fewer coupes than sedans in brougham i got 2 85 coupes had an 81 also its a loaded up coupedeville with a opera window theres one on ebay know a 84 going gor 650 so it depends on who looking at the time the chrome rocker panels are hard to come but i sold some for 2 hundred a side

The Ape Man
03-05-06, 09:11 AM
I spent the better part of 5 years looking for a clean 2 door Fleetwood. Good ones are not easy to find. They seem to have an issue with rust under the vinyl top where it meets the body. There are a number of parts which are specific only to the Fleetwood Coupe. The door brightwork and door drip moldings, rockerpanel trim, quarter panels, rear interior "door" panels and a few other parts. Good examples are still bringing over $4,500.00. Beaters go for all different prices. An '80 or '81 would be a good choice unless drivetrain modification does not bother you. I have not seen any '80's with a factory moonroof. Plenty of HT-4100 Fleetwood Coupes had it though. They had enough extra sheet metal left over from the moonroof opening to melt down and make an HT-4100 crankshaft. :stirpot:

03-05-06, 02:54 PM
Hi Ape,

I have a 1981 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe that is really quite decent considering it has over 200k miles. I wasn't looking for it when I bought it but the Toyota dealer which took it in on trade had no use for a big old boat and wanted it gone and I happened to be there and they seemed to act as though they were feeling guilty that they stuck me with it! These cars bring back good childhood memories and I love the car with the exception of the V8-6-4 electronics. How difficult is it to remove the V8-6-4? Is it worth doing? What about, as you would say, the "compuker?" I need to go V8-6-4-free otherwise the car is going on the market soon!


03-05-06, 03:04 PM
Dave, didnt you pay some insanely low price for that '81?

The Ape Man
03-05-06, 03:14 PM
The rocker hardware and valve covers can be left alone. That stuff is pretty trouble free. Just cut the 3rd gear pressure switch wire coming out of the side of the transmission. The engine will not try to modulate displacement after that. This mod will not turn the Czech engine lamp either. It's in the archives somewhere.

07-15-06, 10:13 AM
Hey Fleetwood Coupe Lovers-

Thought I'd chime in with a pic of my <special order/one of a kind?> red 81' Coupe. Just got my brains blown with a NOS 42".

My '81 <Rare Neptune Aqua/White> CDV that is getting Brougham'd out with D'Elegance interior and Fleetwood Coupe exterior trim/vinyl top treatment.

07-15-06, 11:33 AM

That red is fantastic! If anyone wants one of these I have a 1981 Fleetwood Brougham Coupe available that is in nice shape for $2500.


07-17-06, 11:59 PM
If it didn't have over 200k I'd be on it in a heartbeat! I love these Fleetwood Coupes!

07-18-06, 01:05 AM
:hmm: hmm somewhere I think I've seen an 81 deville that looks kinda like that:hmm:http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/rwd-19xx-1985-deville-fleetwood-1985/17078-i-got-my-baby-back-5.jpg?d=1138044795

Sweet rides aren't they?

07-18-06, 01:09 AM
Just imagine how many would still be on the road if they would have put a good motor in them, I think 90% of the ones I see around town dont run, then they just get junked.

07-18-06, 01:15 AM
Just imagine how many would still be on the road if they would have put a good motor in them, I think 90% of the ones I see around town dont run, then they just get junked.
some like mine do have a good motor a 368 bbcadi engine

07-18-06, 01:31 AM
some like mine do have a good motor a 368 bbcadi engineI hate that motor, way under powered.

07-18-06, 01:55 AM
underpowered, yes, but reliable

07-18-06, 09:41 AM
The only year production I was able to get for the Brougham Coupe was 1980, when Cadillac built exactly 2,300 of them. I have the 2,300 by-color breakout, if anyone wants me to post that......

Sorry that the headline said 1982. I meant 1980, and we cannot correct errors in headlines, as you may know...
1980 was the 1st year for the Brougham Coupe & it didn't come out until March, so....it was a shortened production run. The model lasted thru the 1985s. The ONLY year I have, is the final, 1985 for production total & color breakout....here you are.

1397 in White
632 in Desert Frost Firemist (F/M)
531 in Corinthian Blue F/M
530 in Black
494 in Gossamer Blue
474 in Commodore Blue
418 in Silver Frost
389 in Acadeny Gray
364 in Sandlewood
346 in Bordeaux Red
344 in Autumn Maple F/M
317 in Chamois
316 in Burlwood Brown
296 in Cranberry F/M
236 in Charcoal F/M
150 in Aspen Green
055 in Sage Green
001 in Mary Kay Pink
7,200 Grand Total

07-18-06, 04:32 PM
I want one in Sage Green or Autumn Maple F/M. well, actually, if I found one in any color I'd take it, but still.

Oh, and did thay change anything at all from 1984 to 1985?

07-18-06, 11:04 PM
If it didn't have over 200k I'd be on it in a heartbeat! I love these Fleetwood Coupes!

I wouldn't worry about the mileage so much. He's had a lot of vital stuff replaced since he's bought it. I drove it and it drives like 100k miles, not 236k.

07-18-06, 11:31 PM
My fav was the Charcoal Firemist. 'Ya had to see it, to believe it. A base of midnight gray with thousands of tiny specks of brilliant silver, like aluminum foil specks the size of salt crystals over a deep dark grey. Put a matching landau on it, with white leather interior ! :thumbsup:

07-18-06, 11:56 PM
That sounds gorgeous! I saw a '86 that was metallic dark grey, would that be the same color? it had a red velour interior and was sharp as hell.

07-19-06, 07:58 AM
I wouldn't worry about the mileage so much. He's had a lot of vital stuff replaced since he's bought it. I drove it and it drives like 100k miles, not 236k.

Thanks for the nice words about the '81. Everyone seems to want nicely maintained cars in decent shape inside and out. Everyone also seems to think these cars were made to go the distance. The '81 Coupe has been gently driven and it's obvious it has had excellent care throughout its life and has been exercised on average 9,500 miles per year. Plus, the new owner won't have to spend the $5k+ already recently invested in improvements to the car. It just needs a good home! $2500. Come 'n get it! :)


07-19-06, 08:05 AM
No, the '86 was Academy Gray Metallic" ~ totally different!

07-19-06, 12:39 PM
Oh, ok. I thought it didn't sound right, but I wasn't sure.

07-19-06, 12:43 PM
:) :) :) :)

07-19-06, 09:15 PM
hey sandy what color is my car? (pic in previous post)

07-19-06, 10:13 PM
The Eldo ?

I cannot tell....pic is too small

07-20-06, 12:28 AM
no, it is black though, I meant my 81 deville it is a light blue color

this one

07-20-06, 09:02 AM
Code # 91 (for 1981 model year) "Azure Blue Firemist"

The Ape Man
07-20-06, 08:08 PM
Do you know the production figure for 1980 in Sandstone????

07-20-06, 09:02 PM
I thought I had color breakout production for 1980, but I went & checked & I only have the total as posted of 2,300. Sorry no by-color breakout. Only year I got was the final year (above) for 1985.

Sorry :bang2:

07-20-06, 10:08 PM
You wouldn't happen to have '79 would you?

07-20-06, 11:04 PM
:worship: to the living cadipedia
hey, also, if you would, what were the production numbers

07-21-06, 07:51 AM
Don't have the production numbers, other than the 2,300 for 1980.

I do have all of the production #s and color breakout(s) for 1977. The remainder begin with 1985, and forward from there. From 1977 thru 1984, no got. Also since my source retired, I have nothing since 2002. I have the most for 1993. {DUH} :) For like 1993, I have how many were made with engine block heaters that were sent to Oregon !! :eek:

The Ape Man
07-21-06, 08:05 PM
OK. Thanks anyway. I don't really care for the color and was thinking of changing it. A lot more work but I'm still in the thinking stage. If there were a very small percentage painted in Sandstone then I might reconsider. Car needs a paint job now though.

07-21-06, 08:17 PM
Ape Guy, I'd say it's rather rare. I actually cannot recall ever seeing 1 in that color. I had to go to my color chip chart to see WTF it looked like. Thinking If me ...... I'd keep it original. Original never hurts ! :) :thumbsup:

07-22-06, 12:57 AM
thanks again any way Sandy.
you are THE MAN

07-22-06, 08:00 AM
:) Thanks, Jeff. Just trying to spread my obsession to others to further their obsession, so that we can all be obsessed together:)

I also love Lincolns & Imperials. I do think, however, that there are OTHER brands of cars out there, but I am not sure of that.

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