Used Car of the Day: 1992 Cadillac Brougham

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Your vinyl-top dreams have come true.


This 1992 Cadillac Brougham is a final-year car -- only 13,000 were made during the final model year. This six-seat sedan has had just two owners and has reportedly been maintained at only GM dealers. The seller says it has been garage-kept and has resided in only two states, Tennessee and Colorado, and has had little if any exposure to road salt.

The car has some D'Elegance features, such as a power trunk pull-down, visor vanity mirrors, and leather upholstery.

The car also has power front seats, power mirrors, digital gauges, and cruise control.

The mileage is high at over 200K, and there are still 10,000 of the 13,000 built left. So the car is rare but not that rare. That, along with the high mileage, helps keep the price on this all-original Caddy down -- as of yesterday $5,800 bucks would've gotten you the car.

There's another reason the car isn't commanding more money (though with eBay, bidding could drive the price higher) -- it does need some minor work. Some of the interior lighting needs to be replaced, the headliner has a section working its way loose, there's some minor exterior damage (looks like the car took a modest hit), the speedometer doesn't work, and the cup holders have a broken piece.

Cadillac collectors, take note.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Ian James Ian James on Nov 11, 2022

    Beautiful cars. I’ve owned 6 or 7 of these. Currently I have a 91 with the 350 and a 92 with the 302. They both drive beautifully. The 92 has 48,000 miles. I wouldn’t trade them for any other vehicle.

  • InCogKneeToe InCogKneeToe on Nov 14, 2022

    I started selling cars in Aug. 15th 1990, was married Sept 1st 1990, so I was able to use a 1988 Brougham for my Wedding Car. Land Yacht to the Extreme, lasargic with the 5.0L V8, but nothing like it on the road.


    Then came the Road Monster, near the same size, newer styling, 5.7L, and then the LT1. A Wagon to boot.


    70,000 Monsters sold in 1992 alone, and continued until 1996, when Arlington was switched to building Tahoes and Yukons for the exploding SUV Craze, which ended/slowed soon after due to Gas Prices.

  • Wjtinfwb Funny. When EV's were bursting onto the scene; Tesla's, Volt's, Leaf's pure EV was all the rage and Hybrids were derided because they still used a gas engine to make them, ahem; usable. Even Volt's were later derided when it was revealed that the Volt's gas engine was actually connected to the wheels, not just a generator. Now, Hybrids are warmly welcomed into the Electric fraternity by virtue of being "electrified". If a change in definition is what it takes, I'm all for it. Hybrid's make so much sense in most American's usage patterns and if needed you can drive one cross-country essentially non-stop. Glad to see Hybrid's getting the love.
  • 3-On-The-Tree We also had a 1973 IH Scout that we rebuilt the engine in and it had dual glass packs, real loud. I miss those days.
  • 3-On-The-Tree Jeff thanks. Back in 1990 we had a 1964 Dodge D100 with a slant six with a 3 on the tree. I taught myself how to drive a standard in that truck. It was my one of many journeys into Mopar land. Had a 1973 Plymouth duster with a slant six and a 1974 Dodge Dart Custom with 318 V8. Great cars and easy to work on.
  • Akear What is GM good at?You led Mary............................................What a disgrace!
  • Randy in rocklin I have a 87 bot new with 200k miles and 3 head gasket jobs and bot another 87 turbo 5 speed with 70k miles and new head gaskets. They cost around 4k to do these days.
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