The name Brougham has been used by the Cadillac division of General Motors several times over the past one hundred years. The first recorded use of the name was in 1916. The name made another appearance in the fifties in relation to the four door version of the Cadillac Eldorado. The next time the name was in relation to the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham in 1965. The Fleetwood Brougham would become its own model for the 1966 year which split the Fleet wood line into the Fleetwood Sixty Special and the Fleetwood Sisty Special Brogham.
In 1987, the name Fleetwood was dropped and the Cadillac Brougham became its own model within the Cadillac stable.
The Cadillac Brougham would be manufactured from 1987 through 1992. It was classed as a full size luxury car and came in just one body style, the four door sedan. The Brougham was built on the D body platform.
. The Cadillac Brougham proved to be very popular with coach builders for use in stretch limousines.
Three engines were placed in used over the five years of the Cadillac Broughams production life. The Cadillac Brougham engines included for 1986 through 1990, the 5.0 Liter L02 V8, for 1991 through 1991 through 1992, and 1990 through 1992, the 5.0 Liter Chevrolet V8 and the 5.7 Liter L05/LLO V8. A four speed automatic Turbo Hydra-matic 200-4r transmission was used on the carbureted 5.0 Liter engine only. The four speed automatic Hydra-Matic 4L60 was used on the fuel injected 5.0 Liter and the 5.7 Liter engines.
The Cadillac Brough was produced at the Clark Street Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan from 1985 until 1987 and some of the early model year 1988 Broughams were produced there in late 1987. However starting in 1988 and continuing through 1992, the Cadillac Broughams were produced at the Arlington Assembly plant in Arlington, Texas. The vehicles can be differentiated from which plants by the eleventh digit fot their VIN. When a 9 is used as the eleventh digit, the car originated from Detroit.