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1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville




I think its fair to state, that few cars represent the height of American auto indulgence more than the 1959 Cadillac!

Also well known to having the largest tail fins in automotive history. When it was new, it was THE futuristic car to get!

The huge fins evoked the excitement of the Space Age.

As far as luxury and performance, it was and still is a terrific car.

Great horsepower, smooth 4 speed transmisson. Power windows, steering, seat, antenna and a Wonder Bar radio! Air-Conditioning too!


  • Chassis 59J101651
  • This car can best be described as a good tidy example. Not concours or mint but tidy and usable...and price reflects condition.
  • Excellent driver - smooth, comfortable and a sweet running motor.
  • I've been driving this for a few weeks now and hand on heart - its an experience to be remembered.
  • Smooth automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes. 
  • Sumptuous interior, as one would expect from a Caddy, in good factory original order - no tears in the upholstery, no spots, no cigarette burns, no nothing.
  • Interior space is generous and the one-piece front bench seat is quite comfortable.
  • That beautiful Caddy motor always fires up at the first try and runs gently after that.
  • Power delivery is very smooth, with its big engine pulling willingly and strongly all the time.
  • The big V8 under the hood sure makes itself felt and heard - and what a wonderful noise it is. There's nothing like the sound of an old, pre-emission control, American carbureted V8. It's music to the ears of an enthusiast, that growling and hammering of sheer big-displacement engine power.
  • Putting the pedal to the metal sets the big Caddy in motion so violently, that the softly sprung front end would rise alarmingly, the long, long hood pointing upwards to the sky - it feels like a catapult start, accelerating with contemptuous ease. 
  • This 59 Caddy handles well for such a huge car with a very conventional suspension designed for maximum comfort. In fact, the 59 had all the ingredients of a much more modern car and compares favorably to more modern 70's American cars. These Cadillac were many years ahead of their time whether it be handling, braking, ride and comfort. Very impressive indeed.
  • Imported from a dry US State (we understand California) - good straight body with nice paintwork.
  • Mechanically sound.
  • Various cracks on dashboard, as can be seen on photos.
  • Spare wheel, jack etc available with car.

So there you have it - a nice, usable and desirable 59 big fin Caddy for your enjoyment. Use as is or restore - your call but fun never the less.

As described above, its not a concours car and we are not selling it as that but it will be sold with a fresh VTNZ WOF on sale and 12 months Registration.



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