• June 15, 2015

1959 Cadillac Convertible

1959 Cadillac Convertible

1959 Cadillac Convertible Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: Convertible Coupe Series 62
Factory Price: $5,455
Production: 11, 130 this model only
Weight: 4, 855 lbs
Engine: V-8
Horse Power: 325 @ 4, 600 rpm
Cubic Inches: 390
Wheel Base: 130 in
Transmission: Hydramatic automatic
Brakes: 4 wheel hydraulic


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] The 1959 brochure stated “By appointment to the world’s most discriminating motorists, Cadillac for 1959 presents a new realm of Motoring Majesty”, and majesty it is. Behind a new windshield of epic proportions the driver surveys the world over a remarkably broad expanse of hood to the front and dramatically sweeping fins to the rear capped off by a pair of bullet tail lights.

The redesigned C-body was essentially a rush job to compete with the re-introduction of the Chrysler Imperial line. This excessive design, to say the least, gave hope to craftsmen that automobile design could only get better after this example of the worst Detroit could offer. Oddly enough, the very qualities that made this Series 62 an assault to the eyes back then makes this model highly sought after today in a world of the more obscene, the better.