1959 Cadillac Fleetwood
When the 1950s styling trend of automotive fins was at its peak, no
car exemplified what was the height of fashion better than the 1959
Cadillac Series 75. Those massive fins and twin bullet taillights
were not subtle, and they certainly make a statement. While fashion
has moved onwards over the years, the Cadillac has remained a car
that many people still aspire to own, as they make a statement and
have a presence which is impossible to ignore.
Completely true on the hard to ignore front, this massive
automobile is dressed up enough to be a Secret Service Car for a
presidential motorcade, and who knows, may at one time been exactly
that! You are truly large and in charge when you are sitting in
this beauty, and could even be the Belle of the Ball, when your
Chauffeur opens the door and you make your exit. One can only
Stealthy black paint, in good condition, is wrapped with plenty of
chrome trim, massive bumpers and a black "Landau" style vinyl top
on the rear passenger compartment. Numerous antennae protrude from
the surface of this car, suggesting there may have been several
channels of such communication when rolling with the POTUS. Don't
ignore the massive fins with the dual bullet style taillights
bringing up the rear. Speaking also of which, I'll be moving into
the trunk next week as it should accommodate my 2-bedroom apartment
furnishings, and then some! Wide whites on all 4's and standard
shiny Caddy wheel covers go along for the ride.
Light gray wool broadcloth covers the passenger compartment panels.
Gray vinyl covers the panels of the front doors. Burgundy Nylon
Bedford cloth in square tufted and white buttoned patten adorns the
front and rear benches. All power controls for windows etc are
within reach of all passengers, as are the obligatory cigarette
lighters. 2 additional light gray jump seats, which magically turn
into foot rests can be seen between the drivers bench and the rear
bench. Standard each with dual spotlights on articulating arms
protrude from each corner of the cockpit out the front window. A
police band radio sits in the center hump and is operational.
A 390ci V8 topped with a single 4-barrel carburetor, and backed by
a 4-speed automatic transmission, sits in an unrestored engine bay.
Plenty of patina in here.
Plenty of surface rust, and some invasive rust has gotten to the
floor pans, rockers, lower interior doors, and some cross frame
structural supports in the rear part of this car. Delaminate metal
with rust can be seen in these areas, and it appears the trunk was
relined. Power drum brakes are all around.
A few notes we noticed during our test drive. The A/C is
inoperable, the power steering is noisy during slow turns, the
transmission is soft on the 1-2 shift, and when you turn hard some
creaking can be heard. The car starts quickly and idles fairly
With its faults, some forgivable, we have a nice Series 75 6-window
4-door limo that is prepped out as it could have been used in a
motorcade. Certainly not for the POTUS, but support personnel. Only
710 of these units were produced, most have succumbed to the
ravages of time, this one hangs in there, and shouts loudly for
anyone behind the wheel.
R-Fleetwood 75 Series 6 Window 4 Door Limousine
107891-Sequential Unit Number
STYLE 59 6723-1959 Fleetwood 75 Sedan 4 Door Limousine
BODY DC644-Body Number
TRIM 90-Dark Gray Nylon Bedford Cloth W/ Light Gray Wool
PAINT 10-Ebony Black
E-Ez Eye Glass
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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