1959 Cadillac Convertible 62


Engine: 390 c.i.d.  V-8 – Overhead valves
Transmission: Three-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 130″
Power output: 325HP

About our 1959 Cadillac Convertible 62

A well loved original, this car has been cared for and given regular attention since new. It retains all of its original powertrain components and the beautiful two-tone red and white leather interior. It has had sympathetic restoration work when needed but has never been apart for a full frame off restoration. It runs and drives like new and proves the point that a great original car is in many cases better than a restored one.

History of the 1959 Cadillac Convertible 62

The most outrageous styling of all American cars built in the ’50s belonged to Cadillac. With the 6200 series and the Eldorado Biarittz, they personified extravagance, flamboyance and pure excess. It was the American Dream on wheels.  However, it was the sight of the 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible that elicited the most emotional reaction.  One of the most controversial styling exercises in automotive history, was the Series 62 towering rear tail fins adorned with magnum-grade bullet-shaped tail lights. But as dramatic as they are, those fins, the largest ever featured on any production car ever, were but one element of what was arguably the boldest, most daring styling exercise in GM Chief Designer Harley Earl’s long and legendary career. While its overall dimensions were virtually identical to its 1958 predecessor, the 1959 Series 62 was a full 3-inches lower through the beltline; that, combined with the effect of the tailfins, made it appear years removed into the future. It was further supplemented with every option and creature comfort available on the market. Powered by a 390 c.i.d. engine and automatic transmission it swiftly moved the massive 4,855 lb. car along. The style was truly unique and the ride was never duplicated in a passenger convertible from any other auto maker in period.