1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Peak fin era

If you want peak fin era Americana, in the most flamboyant package possible, this really is your only choice – a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

One commentator said of these cars, you simply can't take them in with just one look. And they are huge, built on the full-size sedan chassis despite being a two door.

In a feature on the model we noted: "This was the year that marked the high-point of fins and the Cadillac range arguably took it further than anyone else. Its quad ‘rocket tails’ and the incredibly tall peaks left you in no doubt over what it was. To say it was flamboyant would be a gross understatement. Some say it was this very car which led to a change of tastes as the 60s rolled into view, with far more conservative lines."

See the full story here.

Typically this year model ran what was the a 390ci V8, claiming 325 horses and running a four-speed Hydramatic transmission.

This example in WA claims to be in good shape with all the ancillaries working and is on the market for $87,000


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