No single automotive design better characterizes the industry's late Fifties flamboyance than the 1959 Cadillac, which incorporated totally new styling:
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.
|Model Number||Body Style||Model||Seat||Price||Weight||Production Total|
|59-62||6229K||6 Window Export Sedan||6||$5080||2198 kg||60|
NOTE: The Export Sedan was shipped in CKD form to foreign countries.
|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|