What's Your Favorite Brougham Edition?

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According to Wikipedia, a brougham is a "light, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage." Not since Detroit's marketers unearthed the term 50 or so years ago!


Just about every Motor City carmaker has produced a Brougham Edition of some sort over the years: Mercury, Plymouth, Oldsmobile, you name it. Why, even Nissan, with their Cedric Brougham VIP, hasn't been averse to jumping on the Brougham bandwagon. The emblem above is my current favorite junkyard emblem score: a 1990 Cadillac Brougham d'Elegance. In spite of- or, in fact, because of- the Cheeze-O-Meterâ„¢ pasting its needle in the red part of the dial every time it comes across one, we love Broughams! In fact, I'm edging ever closer to organizing the world's first-ever Brougham 500 Rally, in which entrants must drive a $500 Brougham between two Broughamic locations separated by 500 miles.

So, the question: What's your all-time favorite Brougham? Bonus points for the oldest, newest, and most obscure choices! Even more bonus points for the best start- and end-points for the Brougham 500 Rally.


I feel a picture gallery fest coming on.... Lets start with the AMC Matador Brougham: