1959 CADILLAC AT MALIBU WHEELS AND WAVES CAR SHOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 708

1959 CADILLAC AT WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU CAR SHOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 708 – Voted “Best Car Show in LA!” Lots of amazing cars showed up for Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves Car Show in Malibu, but this 1959 Cadillac was the grand daddy-o. Oh, and then there we all the wee Smart Cars!

1959 CadillacThe Cadillac Series 62 is a series of cars which was produced by Cadillac from 1940 through 1964.

Originally designed to replace the entry level Series 65, it became the Cadillac Series 6200 in 1959, and remained that until it was renamed to Cadillac Calais for the 1965 model year.

The Series 62 was also marketed as the Sixty-Two and the Series Sixty-Two. The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for its iconic huge tailfins with dual bullet tail lights.

The new model year also saw two distinctive rooflines and roof pillar configurations, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck lid beauty panels. For 1959, the Series 6200 became the Series 62.

De Villes and 2-door Eldorados were moved from the Series 6200 to their own series, the Series 63 and Series 64 respectively, though they all, including the 4-door Eldorado Brougham (which was moved from the Series 70 to Series 69), shared the same 130 in (3,302 mm) wheelbase.

Engine output was an even 325 hp (242 kW) from the 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine. The Series 62 was identifiable by its straight body rub moldings, running from front wheel opening to back bumpers, with crest medallions below the spear.

A one-deck jeweled rear grille insert was seen. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter.

The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Plain fender skirts covered the rear wheels and 4-doors were available in either four-window or six-window hardtop configurations.

With the De Villes and 2-door Eldorados in their own series sales plunged to only 70,736, the lowest since the 1950 model year. The 1960 Series 62 had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille, the elimination of pointed front bumper guards, increased restraint in the application of chrome trim, lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps.

Series 62 models were distinguished by plain fender skirts, thin three-quarter length bodyside spears and Cadillac crests and lettering on short horizontal front fender bars mounted just behind the headlights.

Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline.

Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter.

The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction. Interiors were done in Fawn, Blue or Gray Cortina Cord or Turquoise, Green, Persian Sand, or Black Caspian cloth with Florentine vinyl bolsters.

Convertibles were upholstered in Florentine leather single or two-tone combinations or monochromatic Cardiff leather combinations.

WE DRIVE A 1959 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE!- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 591

 

Fireball and buddy Greg Gill (The Greg Gill Company) grab a red 1959 Cadillac and go for a spin in Palos Verdes, then later, Fireball & Kathie get the world’s best coffee from CAFFE LUXXE!

More about the 1959 CADILLAC from Wiki… The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for its huge sharp tailfins with dual bullet tail lights, two distinctive rooflines and roof pillar configurations, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck lid beauty panels.

In 1959 the Series 62 were moved from the Series 62 to their own series, the Series 6200. DeVilles and 2-door Eldorados became the Series 6300 and Series 6400 respectively, though they all, including the 4-door Eldorado Brougham (which was moved from the Series 70 to Series 6900), shared the same 130 in (3,302 mm) wheelbase.

Engine output was an even 325 hp (242 kW) from the 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine. The DeVille Series had script nameplates on the rear fenders. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rear view mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and two way power seats.

Plain fender skirts covered the rear wheels and 4-doors were available in either four-window or six-window hardtop configurations. Over 53,000 DeVilles were sold in their first year as a separate series, accounting for roughly 37% of all Cadillacs sold.

The 1960 Cadillacs had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille, the elimination of pointed front bumper guards, increased restraint in the application of chrome trim, lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps.

DeVilles were distinguished by special script nameplates on the rear fenders. Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline.

Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and a two-way power seats.

Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction. Interiors were done in Chadwick cloth or optional Cambray cloth and leather combinations.

1959 CADILLAC HUMP to the Aquarium – FMV406

Fireball and his team of misfits snags a 1959 Cadillac from The ADM and heads to Long Beach for a sealife education from the The Aquarium of the Pacific. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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HUMP’in LA in a 1959 CADILLAC! – FMV383

Fireball Malibu Vlog 383 takes Fireball & Ken to the Automobile Driving Museum to HUMP L.A. in a 1959 Cadillac! Featured is Pancho’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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