1978 Cadillac Brougham De'Elegance 425c.i. V8 from North America


She was my pride and joy and served faithfully


Power antenna went crazy after a year of ownership.

She was very good to me in the 4 years that I owned her.

General Comments:

While I look back, I decided I wanted to review an old friend, my 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham De'Elegance. I have always been very fortunate with my financial position, and since been able to afford these beastly, elegant cars. I was a Cadillac man since I was 26, only settling for the most luxurious models avaliable. My cars have always been in tip-top shape during the four years that I own them. This Cadillac was no different. It was my pride and joy, well aside from my three children and wife. My family has always liked the cars that I bring home, even so much that they torture them with spills and dings, which I repair as soon as possible. Most of her weekends were spent being cleaned and waxed by her loving owner, or proudly serving in a relaxing trip to the lake. She gave no complaints throughout her pampered life, except for one time I remember with vivid detail like it was yesterday. Me and my family were inside eating dinner, when my son went out to the garage to get milk. He came back inside seconds later with a petrified look on his face. He came in and sat down, and siad "Dad, your car is possessed!" We exchanged quizzical looks, and I got up to inspect. When I got out to the garage, I found a pleasant surprise. The power antenna was powering itsself up and down, up and down, up and down. I had to then manually shut down the antenna, and take it to the dealer the next day. I think this was what gave it her personality for the years to come.

It was on one of those weekends that she served faithfully, three years later, that I let her go. We had just stopped at Dairy Queen for Ice cream to go on our way home. As soon as I told my kids not to spill a single drop on the polished leather, my daughter slipped and landed her whole milk shake on the seat, and down to the floor. To make a long story short, I promptly headed for the nearest Cadillac dealership, and an hour later we were on our home in a brand new car. I still miss her, for some reason she held the biggest place in my heart out of all my Cadillacs. Sometimes I wish I hadn't gotten rid of her, but I would have been torn apart to see her condition fail in my hands over the many years. Looking back I am proud to have owned one of the finest luxury cars offered in her time. I hope you enjoy reading my little flash of memory from long ago, as much as I enjoyed telling it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th February, 2007

14th Feb 2007, 15:52

This review brings back many fond memories I had with my older Cadillacs. It's a sad thing that these cars aren't built with as much care and joy as they once were.

14th Feb 2007, 17:39

Sorry, but were not all rich here so go brag somewhere else.

15th Feb 2007, 07:09

My son did the same with my Mercedes and I just sent it out to be detailed. Afterwards there was no more eating or drinking beverages in the car. Selling it over a spill seemed a bit extreme.

1978 Cadillac Brougham Fleetwood 425 CID V8 from North America


One fast sexy mutha!


Electric trunk closing motor does not work. Wiper mist pump not working, original radio 8 track not working, tuner not working, only the presets work. I tried playing an 8-track, now the tuner won't work either. A few inside/outside lights not working.

General Comments:

She is sexy, fast, comfy, and has the biggest sunroof I've ever seen. Like driving a La-Z-Boy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2003

17th Dec 2003, 18:39

A '78 Cadillac "fast" and "sexy"? On what planet??

3rd Jan 2004, 09:41

The car may not be extreamly fast, but you can't not think it's sexy. I personally think my brougham is one of the best looking cars ever made. Let me put it this way, cars are like women. You think the nicest looking ones are the sexiest.

1978 Cadillac Brougham Fleetwood 454 from North America


I wish they still made it



General Comments:

I have difficulty finding parts for some of the minor parts that need replacement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2003

3rd Mar 2013, 13:11

A 454 for a Cadillac? Was the engine swapped or something?