No Reserve: 1991 Cadillac Brougham

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The classic car scene is varied. Some enthusiasts focus on muscle or pony cars, while others seek icons like the Tri-Five Chevrolet range. However, another group prefers to live life at a more leisurely pace, and their focus is luxury cars. That makes this 1991 Cadillac Brougham an attractive proposition, and the intense auction action confirms that people are desperate to park it in their garage. Part of its appeal is the desirable paint and trim combination, while its condition will draw others. However, the seller’s decision to list it with No Reserve might make it a classic you would pursue further.

Cadillac utilized the Brougham badge on various models throughout its history, but it was granted standalone status in 1987. There remained confusion because some considered the new model part of the Fleetwood range. It sold in respectable numbers, although our feature car is one of only 27,231 produced during the 1991 model year. The figure slumped to 13,761 the following year, prompting the company to discontinue the range. This Caddy features the most desirable paint and trim combination, with many buyers drawn to Triple Black cars. The paint retains an excellent shine, and with the seller confirming an accident-free history, its arrow-straight panels are unsurprising. The paint has minor imperfections, but none that I would classify as deal-breakers. There is no evidence of rust, but there may be some deterioration to the Black vinyl top. I am unwilling to make a call either way because some of the comprehensive selection of supplied images suggests this might be a trick of the light. The sparkling chrome perfectly contrasts the Black paint, and the tinted glass is spotless.

Powering this Brougham is the 5.0-liter V8 that produces 170hp and 255 ft/lbs of torque. Buyers could order their Caddy with the 5.7-liter powerplant, but it didn’t provide significant performance gains over its smaller sibling. All Broughams feature a four-speed automatic transmission and power assistance for the steering and brakes. Buyers typically weren’t concerned about outright performance, focusing more on ease of operation in heavy traffic and the ability to cruise effortlessly on the open road. This car ticks those boxes, and with the ability to consume fuel at around 20mpg, it was the perfect long-distance cruiser. The seller indicates that the engine starts easily and that this Brougham runs and drives. They don’t indicate how well it performs either feat, but the visual indications are positive.

The “Black” theme continues inside this Brougham, with the bright trim and woodgrain contrasting an interior dominated by the dark shade. The seatcovers are made of leather, which has typical wrinkles that develop with age. However, there are no rips, tears, or signs of wear. The dash and pad are free from UV damage, and the back seat appears almost perfect. The Brougham is a luxury car, so potential buyers can rightly expect creature comforts. They receive climate-controlled air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, a remote trunk release, a tilt wheel, and remote exterior mirrors. Somebody slotted in a modern JVC stereo in the space traditionally occupied by the factory unit, but there are no other visible additions.

Determining whether a classic ticks the right boxes is sometimes challenging, but this 1991 Cadillac Brougham leaves no doubt. Since the seller listed it here on eBay in Joppa, Maryland, it has attracted thirty-one bids. This frantic action has pushed the price to $7,300, and with No Reserve in play, a new home is only days away. There is still time to stake your claim, and I would understand if you do.

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  1. KC JohnMember

    How do you buy tires for a Cadillac and choose blackwalls? Beautiful car but needs whitewall tires. Looks cheap without. IMHO

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    • Rumpledoorskin

      Needs Vogue mayo & mustards.

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      • SirRaoulDuke

        Yes, that’s the classy choice.

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      • RICK W

        This definitely deserves Grey Poupon! 🏆 And no need to ask, Where’s the BEEF!

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    • The Cadillac Kid

      I totally agree having nothing except Cadillacs starting at age 16( I turned 66 today,). My Escalade has raised white lettering, the closest I’ve been to no white walls.

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  2. Mark

    It’s a very nice clean caddy!

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  3. CCFisher

    My dad owned five Cadillac stores in the Pittsburgh area. Knowing that the Brougham was about to be replaced by the 1993 Fleetwood, he ordered for himself a 1992 Brougham d’Elegance. It was black with black tufted leather and every option, including the real wire wheels this one cries out for. He checked the “Special Order” box, and in the notes, wrote “Delete vinyl roof and window trim.” His zone manager initially balked at the additional approvals needed for the special order, but since more than half the Cadillacs in the zone moved through one of Dad’s dealerships, it wasn’t hard to convince him to make it happen. The resulting car was stunning, and Dad treasured it for many years.

    That’s all complete BS, but wasn’t it a fun story?

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  4. Fox owner

    Sold. Didn’t take long. That is one nice Caddy. Just curious. Was this in the same chassis as the Caprice Classic and the Olds Custom Cruiser. Much better looking. The Chevy looked like a blob.

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  5. Nelson C

    Lovely car and beautiful to ride in. Easy choice to make.

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  6. RICK W

    SOLD? No surprise. Last generation of REAL Cadillac as Standard of the WORLD. I had an 89 Brougham deElegance 👍 🏆. Subsequent 93 Brougham was a disappointment. Cheaper in so many ways👎including premature rust though of rear wheel openings. Moving Fleetwood name to FWD smaller Cadillacs further gave me reason to start THINKIN LINCOLN. The buyer of this Black Beauty definitely got a Bon Marche, regardless of the price!

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    • The Cadillac Kid

      Cadillac was “The Standard of The World” for many reasons you probably do not know about. Lincoln never was. Your Lincoln has many things Cadillac invented and pioneered on it. A Cadillac has nothing on it that Lincoln invented. I always laughed at a sign they had in the service shop at a Cadillac dealership in Hbg. It read, We have no problem with Lincoln selling their cars for less than Cadillacs, they know what they are worth.

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      • RICK W

        Fortunately in the US 🇺🇸 we can STILL have our own opinions. I loved Cadillacs (especially 58 Sixty Special and Fleetwood Broughams) until my bad experience with my 93 Brougham. My 89 Brougham deElegance was one of my all time favorites. After switching to Grand Marquis and TOWN CARS, I have found them to be great CARS. Now neither Cadillac nor Lincoln builds ANYTHING that interests me. Fortunately at my age, My 2007 Signature Limited will keep me happily Rolling Along.

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  7. Jon P Leary

    I live 10 minutes from this VEE-HIKKLE.

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  8. PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

    Not SOLD. Seller ended the auction, then relisted it. However, that relisting is completely gone from EBay – typically done when it is discovered to be a scam.

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    • RICK W

      Guess that makes this a Brougham de Spamarado! Another one bites the dust! 👎

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  9. Harrison Reed

    To CCFisher: YOU, Sir, should write novels! You had me totally hooked, and believing every word! Do you remember Justin Wilson, the Cajun Gourmet? He also did funny Cajun stories as a stand-up and recording-artist. At the conclusion of his (first?) record-album on Ember records in 1961, he said something close to this: “You may have noticed, while telling these Cajun stories, I used a few ‘hells’ and ‘damns’? — Well, Us Cajuns TALK like that, and don’t mean nuthin’ BY it: mere EXPLETIVES to ’em. Still, I know that, with my USE of these words, I might have OFFENDED some of you — and I certainly didn’t want to do THAT! So, if my use of these ‘hells’ and ‘damns’ every now and then offended some of you, I want you to know that I am INFINITELY sorry — and I APOLOGISE from the BOTTOM of my heart. Now, DON’T that sound nice? (actually, I don’t GIVE a damn).”

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  10. Rw

    Where are the people whining it has a SBC

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    • Nelson C

      I’ve never understood whether it’s a Chevy or an Olds.

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  11. Harrison Reed

    What is an SBC?

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

      Small Block Chevy.

      A common upgrade that is mentioned on these threads.

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      • The Cadillac Kid

        To Rick W.
        Glad you like your Lincoln, that’s what really matters.
        When I was 16, just before I bought my first Cadillac, I went to look at a Lincoln for sale, around $100.00. I believe it was a 61, with Suicide doors. It did not run but the owner (a car dealer)would not let me do anything under the hood or check anything. I often wonder what I would be like today. Enjoy your day.

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  12. Harrison Reed

    Ah! THANKS, PRA4SNW!!! I am up in years — I still use WORDS, not acronyms — I can’t seem to keep track of them, let alone remember what each one means. Sorry. Thanks again! As to cars, I am of the school that insists that, if a car is original, and in excellent condition, then let it be the way that it is — don’t modify it, unless you find an original correct accessory that you’d like, that yours doesn’t have (e.g., a turn-signal kit)

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