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1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

No single automotive design better characterizes the industry's late Fifties flamboyance than the 1959 Cadillac, which incorporated totally new styling:

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

The former 62 line was now commonly called the 6200 Series and was actually comprised of three sub-series all with similar wheelbases and lengths. Each will be treated individually here. The five base models were identifiable by their straight body rub moldings running from front wheel openings to back bumpers with crest medallions below the tip of the spear. A one-deck jeweled rear grille insert was seen. Standard equipment included

The convertible also had power windows and Two-Way power seat. Plain fender skirts covered rear wheels and sedans were available in four window (4W) and six-window (6W) configurations.

I. D. NUMBERS

STYLE

Model NumberBody StyleModelSeatPriceWeightProduction Total
59-626229K
4-door 6 Window Sedan

Supersize
4-door 6 Window Sedan

6$50802198 kg23,461
59-626229K6 Window Export Sedan6$50802198 kg60
59-626239A
4-door 4 Window Sedan

Supersize
4-door 4 Window Sedan

6$50802168 kg14,138
59-626237G
2-door Hardtop Coupe

Supersize
2-door Hardtop Coupe

6$48922132 kg21,947
59-626267F
2-door Convertible Coupe

Supersize
2-door Convertible Coupe

6$54552207 kg11,130

NOTE: The Export Sedan was shipped in CKD form to foreign countries.

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

1959 Cadillac

ENGINE

TypeV-8 Overhead valves
BlockCast iron block
Displacement6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio10.5:1
Brake horsepower325 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power242 kW @ 4800 rpm
BearingsFive main bearings
Valve LiftersHydraulic valve lifters
CarburetorCarter AFB four-barrel Model 2814S

CHASSIS

Wheelbase3302mm
Overall Length5715mm
Tires8.00 x 15
Dual exhaustsstandard
Rear axle ratios2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air conditioning

POWERTRAIN OPTIONS

The 345 horsepower Eldorado V-8 was optional on all other Cadillacs at $134.30 extra

CONVENIENCE OPTIONS

Radio with rear speaker$165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control$247
Automatic heating system on Series 75$179
Automatic heating system on other models$129
Six-Way power seat on 6200s except convertible$189
Six-Way power seat on 60-6306-6400 and 6200 convertible$89
Power window regulators$73
Power vent regulators$73
Air conditioning on Series 75$624
Air conditioning on other models$474
Air suspension$215
Autronic Eye$55
Cruise Control$97
Electric door locks on two-doors$46
Electric door locks on four-doors$70
E-Z-Eye glass$52
Fog lamps$46
White sidewall tires 8.20 x 15 four-ply$57 exchange
8.20 x 15 six-ply$65 exchange
Door guards on four doors$7
Door guards on two doors$4
Remote control trunk lock$59
License Plate frame$8

LOCAL OPTIONS

Utility kit$15
Monogram$12
Acryllic Lustre finish$20
Undercoating$25
Radio foot switch$10
Gas cap lock$4
Pair of rugs for front$8
Pair of rugs for rear$5

HISTORICAL NOTES




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