Originally used for a single horse drawn enclosed carriage for 2-4 people, the “Brougham” owes its
name to British statesman, Henry Brougham. Cadillac first used the name in 1916 to designate an
enclosed 5-7 passenger sedan body style. In the thirties, the name was given to a formal body style
with an open chauffeur compartment and enclosed rear quarters, metal roof and often “razor-
edged” styling. When Cadillac started offering Fleetwood bodies on some of its cars in 1925, the
Brougham body style was Fleetwood bodied every year with the exception of 1926. After 1937, the
Brougham name was not applied to any Cadillac for the remainder of the pre-World War II period.
The Brougham name would eventually reappear on the 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham show car
which preceded the 4-door Eldorado Brougham hardtops of the 1957 to 1960 model years. The
1957 Cadillac Series 70 Eldorado Brougham joined the Sixty Special and the Series 75 as the only
Cadillac models with Fleetwood bodies although Fleetwood script or crests did not appear
anywhere on the exterior of the car, and so this would also mark the first time in 20 years that a
Fleetwood bodied car was paired with the Brougham name.
After a five-year absence, the Brougham name reappeared as an option package on the 1965
Cadillac Sixty Special. The following year the Brougham moved up to becoming a subseries of the
Fleetwood Sixty Special. This continued through 1970. Starting in 1971 the Sixty Special was only
available as the well equipped Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham. When the Sixty Special Series
was retired in 1977, the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham took its place as Cadillac’s largest owner-
driven sedan model through 1986. SAYS Wikipedia.
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