I’ve always loved Cadillacs. It goes way back to my childhood, when one of my favorite toys was a Pocket Cars ’75 Fleetwood Brougham in metallic blue.
I preferred the bad guys’ Sedan de Villes and Fleetwood limos to Magnum’s Ferrari or Michael Knight’s black Trans Am.
Anyway, that’s how I am. I don’t explain nor apologize for it. And my preferences are well known to friends.
So naturally a pal of mine, Dustin Carpenter, sent me this link earlier, on a most fantastic 1959 Sixty Special.
I love it. My favorite ’59 Caddys are either the Sixty Special or the Eldorado Seville hardtop coupe. Though I wouldn’t turn away any 1959-60 Cadillac. So I was getting dizzy gawking at this fine example.
Of course, 1959 Cadillacs are one of those classic cars almost everyone recognizes, like a ’63 Corvette, ’57 Chevy or ’60s VW Beetle. All ’59 Caddys had a 325-hp, 390 CID V8 (Eldorados had 345, thanks to dual four barrel carbs), 130″ wheelbase and 225″ overall length. 142,212 1959 Cadillacs were built.
As the seller related: “This survivor is incredible! The 1959 Fleetwood Sixty Special Sedan features all of the extras that you can expect from a Cadillac.”
“This particular car comes with factory power steering and power brakes.”
“This beautiful Cadillac also has factory power windows and a power seat….air conditioning which is really nice with a black car.”
“The black painted exterior and chrome on this car are all original and in incredible condition.”
“The odometer shows a little over 25,000 actual miles. The original blue interior is in stellar condition along with excellent door panels, carpet and headliner.”
The ask is a teensy bit south of fifty grand, but if it’s as nice as it appears in the photos, it may well be worth it. At any rate, it sure is fun to gawk at!