2007 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction
Lot
23

1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (RHD)

$109,000

melbourne

Sold

Specifications

Engine V8, 390-cid
Gearbox 3-speed automatic
Body Work Convertible
Colour White
Interior White & Metallic Silver Flake
Wheels Steel disc
Brakes Drums

Description

This lot is no longer available

One of the most flamboyantly styled automobiles in history, the 1959 Cadillac Convertible has gone down in history as the automotive equivalent of Marilyn Monroe - drop dead gorgeous, totally over the top and never to be repeated. Standard equipment for all 1959 Cadillacs included power steering, power brakes, Hydra-matic automatic transmission and a new, improved 390-cid V8 developing 325hp at 4800rpm thanks to a four-barrel carburettor and dual exhausts. The 1959 Cadillacs came with a host of luxury features, including power windows, power brakes, power antenna and six-way power front seat. Naturally enough, the hood is power operated as well, folding away at the touch of a button. An automotive icon, the '59 Cadillac has inspired countless paintings and sculptures, been immortalised in film and celebrated in numerous industrial design exhibitions around the world. One of the most sought-after collectors cars from the 1950s, the '59 Cadillac perfectly embodies the era of excess.

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