1987 Cadillac Brougham D'Elegance
This car is bullet proof and completely armored !
This car was armored by Texas Armoring Co.
Note the width of glass !
You can see the armoring plate behind door panel.
An american car with Stars & Stripes on fenders with the Statue of Liberty and French flag on the back, three great symbols !
History of this very particular car :
By Ronald Kimball the founder of Executive Armoring Corporation
Thank your for request for information regarding one of the seven (7) bullet proof Cadillacs that were sold in 1987 to R. A., the brother of the President of S. The 110 volt system is for electrifying the door handles to electrically shock anyone attempting to enter the vehicle with the intention of kidnapping the passengers. The black box with the two red covered switches with the small key is the box for the tear gas deterrent system. This system has four tear gas grenades hidden inside the four fenders, two front and two rear to fire or disperse tear gas at anyone attempting to stop the vehicle and kidnap the occupants. The buzzer is to warn the occupants that tear can enter the inside of the vehicle. The protection level is level 4, to protect against the M 16, AR 15, AK-47 high powered rifles and automatic weapons. This Cadillac was one of an order of twelve (12) vehicles, seven (7) Cadillacs and (5) Chevrolet Blazers, all of which were for R. A., to be distributed among his family members living in France at the time. The vehicles were identical except for the color. They were all shipped to France, the port of Marseille as I remember. He is the exiled ex-Minister of Defence from S.. The cost of armoring such a vehicle is and was approximately $65,000 USD. The engine is the standard engine supplied by the General Motors factory. The roof, floor, firewall, gas tank and battery were all protected. The plastic container under to the hood for the Smoke Screen System is to be filled with anti-freeze, the liquid normally placed in the radiator. This liquid is then pumped to the copper tubing that is connected to the exhaust manifold, and when the exhaust manifold is hot, and the engine is running, the anti-freeze burns and turns into a thick white smoke that emits from the exhaust pipes in the rear of the vehicle.