Curbside Question: What Was The Broughamiest Brougham That Ever Broughamed?

1974 Cadillac-a02 (800x598)1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Pop quiz time! Now, we know that Detroit changed a lot between the 1960s and 1970s. The Great Brougham Epoch, ushered in with the 1965 Galaxie 500 LTD (or was it the 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham?), changed the Big Three’s full-sized offerings for years to come. Now, there are no right or wrong answers here, so don’t be shy. What do you, the Curbside Cognoscenti, feel is the very best example of that automobile type known as the Brougham?

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Keep in mind that ‘Brougham’ need not be in the title of your automotive choice. Lots of ’70s iron had Brougham down to a T, even if not wearing that top-trim designation, usually with lots of heraldic crests and curly script.

1964 Pontiac-01 (800x596)1964 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham

1975 Imperial-05 (800x391)1975 Imperial LeBaron

While the Big Three produced the largest Brougham output of the 1970s, I am throwing open the gates to any car that clearly shows the Brougham treatment. That includes European and Japanese cars too! So, what say you? We’d love to hear about your favorite (or least favorite!) Brougham. The polls are now open…

1973 Mercury-06 (800x451)1973 Mercury Marquis

Note: A blast from the past, this post originally published on April 25, 2012. The response was Brougham-tastic!