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Patriotic 1987 Cadillac Brougham Convertible Limo

Please rise and remove your hats for this one. This 1987 Cadillac Brougham Limousine Convertible is one patriotic people hauler. It can be found here on eBay in Centerville, Utah and the current bid price is $3,150. I would love to have this car, for what I don’t have a clue but it’s just so.. so.. unique and big and bright and patriotic and cheap!

I hate to be “that guy” who always makes lame excuses for not bidding on or buying a car online, we see that all the time. But, if it wasn’t for the horrendous enclosed shipping charges to bring this car all the way back here from Utah it would be hard to go wrong here. Seriously, the architecture firm that I worked for a decade ago would spend that much on a lunch meeting. $4,000 for food for a meeting! I’ll take a nice Cadillac limo ragtop over food any day. This drop top doesn’t actually have a top anymore so technically it isn’t a convertible that can keep the rain out of the interior and off of its passengers. That’s a bummer, but don’t drive it in the rain, problem solved.

The seller’s description is as good as it gets. It’s one of the best and funniest listings that I’ve read since Al Gore invented the internet. eBay’s “autocheck score” is almost in negative numbers, why is that? Just because someone cut the top off of a long, flexing limo? Ok, maybe I can see the issue, but still, this thing is cool. This car really does look good to me and I’m not kidding for once in my life. This is paint, not a vinyl wrap, it’s there to stay. What a fun car!

This crazy ride seems to have switched seating fabric roles, or maybe that’s how they did limos in the 1980s with fabric up front and leather in the rear. The limos of yore (as our forefathers may have said if they had limos back then) usually had leather seating for the driver and fabric for the posh passengers.

The interior looks fantastic other than a couple of cracks in the dash top and the seller mentions that the top of the wood bars in the back could use a little refinishing. I would be in big trouble if this car showed up on a trailer but man do I want this thing. I hereby nominate this seller for Barn Finds coveted eBay Listing of 2019 award. I just made that award up but we should have one. Here’s a YouTube video that they put together, ha! I love it, following a theme all the way through, well done. I have owned just one convertible in my life and I have never owned a Cadillac or a limo. Maybe it’s time to combine all three of those, life is too short. For a guy so hooked on Subaru 360s, to want a car 2.5 times that long is crazy.

The engine – I think there’s an engine under that basket of snakes – should be Cadillac’s 5.0L V8 with a 4-barrel carb. Yes, a carburetor in a 1987 Cadillac. It’s hard to believe that this car doesn’t have fuel injection but it runs good, it just takes a bit to warm up according to the seller. It has new tires and it’s ready to go. What would you use this fantastic ragtop limo for?


  1. Superdessucke

    Nightmare for red light cameras.

    Like 7
  2. Coventrycat

    I’d rather be seen in a Yugo.

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    • Hank Kaczmarek

      Sure would like to get some of whatever it is that you’re smoking.

      Like 3
  3. Rosko

    This says so much about so much. :/

    Like 2
    • DVSCapri

      IF I had the room to store it… this would make a great parade car!! Currently living in a small Northern Illinois town (5 min to Wi state line) we have one excuse or another to have a parade from March thru December. This would REALLY be cool for that alone – the local car dealers always have demo convertibles for the Queens to ride in, most of the towing outfits use their flatbed as well… this would be really cool & different for sure!

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      • leiniedude leiniedude Member

        Hi DVSCapri, I live a little north of the Wis. Ill. border. Around here we have a problem getting dealer ragtops for our parades. I was talking to the Father of last years Dairy Queen from Monroe after the parade. He told me that dealerships could not have there names on the cars as sponsers anymore. Not leaving much incentive for the dealers to loan cars. It seems to me that both groups lose, to bad. Anyway a lot of bidding had gone on, see you at the Parade! Mike. Ended: Apr 22, 2019 , 9:09PM
        Winning bid:US $10,100.00
        [ 112 bids ]

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  4. NotSure

    I think the Seller said it best in the eBay listing “This is a Pain Job,”! I would use this car for parts or to drop through the roof of the Kremlin from a high altitude.

    Like 2
  5. Kenneth Carney

    Just not practical to drive on the street.
    The only folks I see buying this might be
    a custom car museum like Volo Auto
    Museum in Volo, Illinois. A real waste of
    a really nice limo. The only thing more
    rediculous would be coventrycat’s Yugo

    Like 3
    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      Hi Ken, I hope the new diggs are coming along, it may not be practicle but it would sure be fun! I see a lot of rigs here that are not practicle but fun to drive. Any big block. Put a couple of hot Dairy Queens on the deck lid and lead the 4th of July parade. I am sure there would be a trophy waiting for me at the end of the parade. Happy Easter. Take care, Mike.

      Like 4
  6. Bakyrdhero

    A black leather interior in the back with no roof? Whoever built this must not have spent much time in a convertible. I had black vinyl in my 71 Skylark convertible, If you put crisco on me you’d have a fried pork rind by nightfall. This car is begged for while leather! Or grey at least, maybe red.

    Like 12
    • Al

      Not red, it is tough on the skin too, and you can’t distinguish between your cooked meat and the seat.
      I guess it wouldn’t show blood though. Yechhhh..!

      Like 9
  7. Moparman Moparman Member

    WOW! Just LOOK at that rear seat legroom! No cramping muscles back there, LOL!! :-)

    Like 5
    • Al

      I would like to see that kind of room in a ’50’s Jag, MG, Triumph or any other sport car.

      Like 6
  8. Rodney - GSM

    “If I did not already have a Cadillac Brougham Convertible Limousine with the rare factory flag paint option, I’d be all over this…”

    Like 10
  9. TimM

    Hey let’s parallel park!!!!!!!!

    Like 1
  10. Kenneth Carney

    Hi Mike! Things are going great here.
    We’re in the process of getting ready to
    build my little house. We start building
    it next month. My future BIL is really
    great at building anything you could ever want. At first, we considered converting
    a storage shed into a tiny house, but
    settled for an addition to his mobile
    home for me instead. It’ll be a two room
    suite with an entrance off the living room.
    You’ll see what I mean when you see the
    sketch I sent you Thursday. Really dig the
    idea of those hot Wisconsin gals perched
    on the back of this car! Wish I could be
    there for that man! Have a great Easter
    Mike! Happy Easter to all! The 10
    Commandments awaits!

    Like 2
  11. mikestuff

    The home of this car is about 10 miles north of where I am, and I think it was this one that I saw in a car show for the Steel Days, in American Fork, UT a couple of years back. I took 2 of 3 9 year old grandsons and their attention span was about 45 minutes and their favorite was a 50’s International pickup that they said looked like Mater.
    The Cadillac is really weird looking, I didn’t spend a lot of time with it but just can’t imagine driving it anywhere.

    Like 1
  12. KevinLee

    I say hire yourself a driver, jump in the back preferably with a friend or six, and see the USA! The sights, sounds and smells of all America awaits you!

    Like 4
  13. Del

    Man. Some weird stuff gets posted here.😁😂🤣

    Like 4
  14. Del

    Man some weird stuff shows up here


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  15. BR

    It has air conditioning. Lmaoooooooooo!

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  16. Al

    ” I think there’s an engine under that basket of snakes” that is a good one LMAO! So true.

    Like 1
  17. Bill McCoskey Bill McCoskey Member

    Unless this stretch has a couple of forged steel I-beams welded in place from front to rear, this is an accident waiting to happen. The roof on a stretch limo is crucial to maintaining the body integrity. I hope the guy who cut the roof off has plenty of liability insurance if he does sell the car, as eventually it’s gonna collapse.

    Like 1
  18. Bob McK

    This would be perfect for our parades. If my shop were bigger, I would bring it home.

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  19. Miguel

    The thing about a limo is that you can do things in there and nobody can see you.

    What can you really do with this car?

    I am sure I am not the only one that remembers people that cut roofs off cars turning them into a parts car. The cut off roof does not increase the value in any way.

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  20. Chebby Staff

    This should be the Presidential Limo.

    Like 1
  21. Chevy Guy

    As cleetus mcfarland would say hell yeah brother! This is freakin awesome and just screams MURICA! Patriotism for the win

    Like 2
  22. Royal

    The 5.0 V-8 is the Oldsmobile engine, which was a great motor for GM, especially at a time when Caddy had ongoing motor issues. I had one of these engines in my 86 Brougham Limo and it did well to get me and my hires to their destinations without incident or fail. The alternator was the weak point. A little underpowered for a 5200 pound stretch, but decent on gas consumption coming in at 15.0 MPG. Used to bury the needle to have others following me down the interstate telling me I was doing 120.

    Like 2
  23. canadainmarkseh

    First of all I mean no disrespect to your flag, but I just have to say that this is one of the ugliest cars I’ve ever scene on this site. If you want that much sunlight in your limo might I suggest a front to back roll back sun roof, which would look better and still keep the structural integrity of the car in place. I wouldn’t want this POS for any amount of money. Oh and by the way this would have the feed back Qjet carb in it. Which means instead of vacuum controlled metering rod this would have computer controlled metering rods that are cycled up and down up to 100 time a minute and wear themselves to death in a short time, where as the vacuum operated ones float in an on demand position. Simple cure take the carb off and throw it away replacing it with a carb that has vacuum controlled metering rods. But in this case that would be a waist of a carberator. I say strip it for parts then cut it in half so it will fit in the crusher.

    Like 1
  24. captain bluefish

    My wife would finally have enough room for luggage and snacks on our vacation road trips. Would have been great on our Route 66 trip

    Like 3
  25. Scotty Gilbertson Staff

    Auction update: this one sold at $10,100!

    Like 1

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