Nothing makes me want to slip on a sharp looking suit, cruise the boulevard, then sip martinis at a Rat-Pack style night club than this 1959 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. Recently repainted in Cadillac Red from the original white, the current owner states that this land shark has 87K miles on the original engine, and that everything works except the AC, which requires a belt. It may as well don a skinny tie, if we’re getting all dressed up.
Hey, careful! You might cut yourself on those mighty vertical tailfins, or need to dodge the bullet tail lights if you weren’t too blinded by all of the magnificent chrome. The 1959 was quite a striking vision, particularly when parked next to the comparatively bland 1960 version.
The car is said to have had all new window, door and trunk seals and new Croker white wall tires. The interior is all original with only one crack in the dashboard near the clock. Electric windows are in working order and a working front couch…ooops I meant bench seat. New speakers and amplifier are installed which has bluetooth connectivity on the installed JL Audio system.
Updated maintenance items include new spark plugs and wires, new vacuum advance and reset timing, new valve cover gaskets, and new Magnaflow exhaust. The car is said to start right up and run very nicely.
It has enough room to play a round of frisbee golf inside and includes what some of the shadier types would call a “3-body” trunk (perhaps more, but let’s be conservative here). It has a 390 Cubic Inch (that’s 6.4 in liters) OHV V-8 engine, and a 4-speed hydra-matic transmission. It gives the preposterously long Rolls-Royce Ghost a run for it’s (excessive) money at at length of 225” (that’s nearly 19 feet!) and bests the Roller by an inch or two in width. No need for this brute to be shy in the locker room. It tipped the scales at about 5,000 pounds… a whole lotta metal, carefully assembled by the finest Detroit hands of the era.
You can call or text Sean at the number listed on craigslist HERE, should you wish to inquire about this $40,000 piece of rolling art.