On this line, Fleetwood lettering was used on the front
fenders and on the trim strip crossing the bottom of the deck lid. A rear facing,
bullet-shaped, scoop-like convex panel was used on the rear doors and fenders and was
trimmed by a similarly shaped body rub molding that extended to the front wheel well
at the bottom and to the headlamps at the top. Pillared, six window styling was seen
and a three-deck jeweled rear grille was featured. The rear wheels were skirted and
wheelbase was now identical to all but the "Seventy-Five" models. The standard
equipment list included all 6200 and 6300 features plus power vent windows and dual
I. D. NUMBERS
- The motor serial number system adopted in 1958 was used again with numbers in the same physical locations
- The first pair of symbols changed to "59" to designate model year
- The third symbol (a letter listed as a Body Style Number suffix in charts below) identified model and series
- Consecutive unit numbers began at 000001 and up
|Model Number||Body Style||Model||Seat||Price||Weight||Production Total|
4-door Hardtop Sedan
|Type||V-8 Overhead valves|
|Block||Cast iron block|
|Bore and stroke||101.6mm x 98.4mm|
|Brake horsepower||325 hp @ 4800 rpm|
|Power||242 kW @ 4800 rpm|
|Bearings||Five main bearings|
|Valve Lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters|
|Carburetor||Carter AFB four-barrel Model 2814S|
|Tires||8.00 x 15|
|Rear axle ratios||2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air conditioning|
- Assembly of 142,272 units was counted for the 1959 model year.
- This was the next to last season for selling the Brougham.
- Flat-top roof styling was used on four-window sedans
- Six-window jobs had sloping rooflines with rear vent panes.
- Power steering and shock absorbers were improved this year.
- Charles E. Arnold was chief engineer
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