DESIRABLE 4 DOOR HARDTOP, MUSEUM CAR WITH BELIEVED TO BE 50K MILES, A/C, CLEAN!
This incredible 1959 Cadillac 60 Special spent much of its life in a museum, which is probably why the all-original interior looks so incredible. Showing just over 50,000 original miles, loaded with options, and still carrying the ultimate in '50s fins, this is the car for the guy who knows what style is.
Dover White looks awesome on the massive Cadillac, which stretches more than 19 feet long. It's most definitely a product of the anything-goes 1950s, and there's simply nothing else that makes a statement like the fins on the back of this big sedan. A recent re-paint gives it a sparkling presentation with ultra-straight sheetmetal with no nasty surprises hiding underneath (it really is as straight as it looks), although the Gotham Gold roof may have been added at that time. Then again, the special order interior might suggest this is how it has always been. Either way, all four doors fit well, and since this is the desirable 4-door hardtop without pillars between the doors, it has a very sleek, finished look. All the chrome and stainless trim remains in excellent condition, too, and that's good news given the cost of chrome restoration, especially since that grille is made up of hundreds of separate little pieces. The Soft-Ray glass looks period perfect and is a nice touch on an air-conditioned car like this.
The two-tone white leather and gold cloth interior is believed to be 100% original, and the "SO" marking on the trim tag suggests that it was a special order. The cloth inserts are durable fabric with pleats and tufted buttons, plus the original arm rests in the center of the bench seats. The futuristic wrap-around instrument panel is pure jet-age styling and the original steering wheel is two-tone with a bit of chrome for an upscale feel. With a long list of options including power windows, a power front seat, and an AM radio, plus Vintage Air A/C that was very neatly integrated into the original dash, it's a pleasure to drive regardless of the weather. There's stretch-out room for everyone, particularly in back where accommodations like this are only found in stretch limos these days. And yes, the trunk is every bit as massive as you'd expect, with plaid mats and what might be the original spare tire.
Cadillac's 390 cubic inch V8 was among the most powerful engines on the market in 1959, and moves all 19 feet of 60 Special with east. Like the exterior, it's probably been freshened but they stuck to the original recipe. There's Cadillac Blue paint on the block itself, a stock air cleaner assembly, and even that Vintage Air A/C compressor looks period-perfect, a nice touch. Power steering and brakes make it easy to wheel around in parking lots (as long as you have a spotter!) and the Hydramatic 4-speed automatic transmission is about as durable as they come. A brand new dual exhaust system gives it a muscular hum that's entirely appropriate and those years in a museum were certainly kind to the undercarriage, which remains in outstanding condition. 15-inch steel wheels with factory hubcaps and new 235/75/15 BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radials complete a very impressive package.
A big, impressive Cadillac with monstrous fins and a bit of style. First-class travel never looked this good. Call today!
Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM Radio, Cloth Interior, Power Brakes, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows
Maintenance Records, Title Documentation, Owner's Manual
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 390 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Dover White
- Body Style
- 50,636 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 120 months