Lot #022

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood   NO RESERVE

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  • Engine Size
    390 c.i.
  • Transmission
    Hydramatic Automatic

Price Realized: $$4,180


This rare factory limousine is mechanically sound and awaiting a sympathetic restoration. The interior is unrestored original, with some striped seatcovers applied. It is serviceable but would benefit from new carpet, upholstery, and headliner. Underneath, the original X frame is solid. The front end is structurally sound. The inner and outer rockers need to be replaced. The inner fender well on the driver side needs replacement. The rear bumper needs to be repaired/replaced. The floors are complete and in place, but tender. Needs trunk pan. The drivers side trailing arm is rotted, and drivers side frame rail is rotted through and welling on welded frame joints on both rear frame horns. This car needs major restoration, but given that a handful of these top of line Cadillacs remain it should be a rewarding effort. No single automotive design better characterizes the industry’s late 1950s flamboyance than the 1959 Cadillac, which incorporated totally new styling. Large tailfin, twin bullet taillamps, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck-lid beauty panels personified these cars. The long-wheelbase Series 75 technically became the Series 6700, in keeping with Cadillac’s new series scheme, but in practice was still referred to as the “Series 75.” Production models again were a nine-passenger sedan and Imperial limousine with auxiliary jump seats. The “Imperial” term was no longer used soon after Chrysler introduced their top-level luxury sedans and limousines with the Imperial in 1955. Fleetwood lettering appears on the rear deck lid trim strip. Single side trim moldings extended from the front wheel housing to the rear of the car. Standard equipment included power brakes; power steering; Hydramatic automatic transmission; dual back-up lamps; windshield washers and two-speed wipers; wheel discs; dual outside rearview mirror; vanity mirror; oil filter and power vent windows. Power steering and shock absorbers were improved this year. Engine displacement on the Cadillac OHV V8 was increased to 390 cu in (6.4 L).

*Sale prices are inclusive of the buyers premium.

"OWNER" Rates the Following *

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
  • Chassis/Frame
  • Tires
  • Coachwork/Interior
  • Electrical
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
  • Overall Condition
* The consignor rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good and Excellent. (Excellent = 100% restored)