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Spotted in China: Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

Published on July 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

A brilliant two-tone silver Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham seen in the Sanlitun beer district in Beijing. The ‘Brougham’ was basically an extra luxurious Fleetwood, which was not exactly a poor equipped machine by itself. This shiny example is from the 1993-1996 generation and was powered by a fat-ass 5.7 liter V8, good for a very decent 260hp and 450nm.

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

This Brougham was in superb condition, by far the best 1990’s Cadillac I have seen in Beijing so far. It was clearly still used every day but didn’t have license plates indicating it’s not road legal. The Fleetwood was never officially sold in to China but quite some were imported by diplomats and by foreign companies, who could import their own cars in the 1980’s and 1990′s. Today second hand examples from the US keep coming in through a very gray circuit, most are sold to wedding companies but this one seemed a private car. The missing plates likely mean this is a recently imported Caddy, cars from the 1990’s would have original plates. Getting new plates now is difficult thanks to ever stricter environmental regulations, but if you ‘know the right people’, everything is possible…

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Vinyl top in perfect condition.

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Tail lights just brilliant. Big car! Size: 5720/1980/1450, wheelbase is 3086.

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

A. Moore. Can’t figure out what it means. Maybe a US Cadillac dealer?

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Best wheels ever for a Fleetwood, hell of job to keep clean in dusty Beijing…

Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham China

Fantastic machine, may this misty gray circuit bring us more of these good old American monsters!

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  1. justinx- July 8, 2012 Reply

    Real wire wheels will require special tires with inner tubes, wonder if that will be hard to get in China in the future.

  2. Hoch- July 9, 2012 Reply

    ‘A.Moore Cadillac’ is actually ‘a Moore Cadillac’ – http://www.moorerichmondcadillac.com/

  3. M0L0TOV- July 9, 2012 Reply

    I have to agree with Hoch. I did my research as well and came to the same conclusion. This being from Richmond, it sounds like it could have spent part of its life in DC, and brought over to China by a diplomat.

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