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|1959 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
|SERIES SIXTY SPECIAL
On this line, Fleetwood lettering was used on the front fenders and on the trim strip crossing the bottom of the
deck lid. A rear facing, bullet-shaped, scoop-like convex panel was used on the rear doors and fenders and was
trimmed by a similarly shaped body rub molding that extended to the front wheel well at the bottom and to the
headlamps at the top. Pillared, six window styling was seen and a three-deck jeweled rear grille was featured.
The rear wheels were skirted and wheelbase was now identical to all but the "Seventy-Five" models. The
standard equipment list included all 6200 and 6300 features plus power vent windows and dual outside mirrors.
|Model Number||Body Style||Model||Seating||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
|SERIES SIXTY SPECIAL FLEETWOOD|
|59-60||6029M||4-door Hardtop Sedan||6||6233||4890||12,250|
|SERIES 6700 FLEETWOOD 75
|59-67||6733S||4-door Imperial Sedan||9||9748||5570||690|
|59-68||6890||Commercial chassis||-||-||-||2,102||The commercial chassis featured a 156 inch wheelbase and was provided to professional car
makers for construction of funeral cars and ambulances, etc.
- V-8 Overhead valves
- Cast iron block
- Displacement: 390 cubic inches
- Bore and stroke: 4.00 x 3.875 inches
- Compression ratio: 10.5:1
- Brake horsepower: 325 at 4800 rpm
- Five main bearings
- Hydraulic valve lifters
- Carburetor: Carter AFB four-barrel Model 2814S
The long wheelbase Fleetwoods were still called Seventy-Fives, although a new numerical series designation was
in official use. Production models again were a nine-passenger sedan and Imperial sedan-limousine with auxiliary
jump seats. Fleetwood lettering appeared on the rear deck lid trim strip. Single side trim moldings extended from
the front wheel housing to the rear of the car. Standard equipment included all items found on the Sixty Special
|Feature||Fleetwood 60S||Fleetwood 75|
|Tires||8.00 x 15||8.20 x 15|
|Dual exhausts standard|
|Rear axle ratios||2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air
conditioning||3.36:1 standard; 3.77:1 optional; 3.21:1 with air conditioning|
The 345 horsepower Eldorado V-8 was optional on all other Cadillacs at $134.30 extra.
- Radio with rear speaker ($165)
- Radio with rear speaker and remote control ($247)
- Automatic heating system on Series 75 ($179); on other models ($129)
- Six-Way power seat on 6200s except convertible ($189)
- Six-Way power seat on 60-6306-6400 and 6200 convertible ($89)
- Power window regulators ($73)
- Power vent regulators ($73)
- Air conditioning on Series 75 ($624); on other models ($474)
- Air suspension ($215)
- Autronic Eye ($55)
- Cruise Control ($97)
- Electric door locks on two-doors ($46); on four doors ($70)
- E-Z-Eye glass ($52)
- Fog lamps ($46)
- White sidewall tires 8.20 x 15 four-ply ($57 exchange)
- 8.20 x 15 six-ply ($65 exchange).
- Door guards on four doors ($7)
- Door guards on two doors ($4)
- Remote control trunk lock ($59)
- License Plate frame ($8)
- Local options
- Utility kit ($15)
- Monogram ($12)
- Acryllic Lustre finish ($20)
- Undercoating ($25)
- Radio foot switch($10)
- Gas cap lock ($4)
- Pair of rugs for front ($8)
- Pair of rugs for rear ($5)
- Note: Bucket seats were a no-cost option on the Biarritz convertible
- Assembly of 142,272 units was counted for the 1959 model year.
- This was the next to last season for selling the Brougham.
- Flat-top roof styling was used on four-window sedans
- Six-window jobs had sloping rooflines with rear vent panes.
- Power steering and shock absorbers were improved this year.
May 12/00; March 8/03
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