Cadillac Models & History 1959
DeVille models, two sedans and a coupe, had script nameplates on the rear fenders eliminating the use of the front fender crest medallions. They were trimmed like 6200s otherwise. The DeVilles also had all of the same standard equipment listed for 6200s plus power windows and Two-Way power seats.
I. D. NUMBERS
- The motor serial number system adopted in 1958 was used again with numbers in the same physical locations
- The first pair of symbols changed to “59” to designate model year
- The third symbol (a letter listed as a Body Style Number suffix in charts below) identified model and series
- Consecutive unit numbers began at 000001 and up
|Model Number||Body Style||Model||Seat||Price||Weight||Production Total|
|Type||V-8 Overhead valves|
|Block||Cast iron block|
|Bore and stroke||101.6mm x 98.4mm|
|Brake horsepower||325 hp @ 4800 rpm|
|Power||242 kW @ 4800 rpm|
|Bearings||Five main bearings|
|Valve Lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters|
|Carburetor||Carter AFB four-barrel Model 2814S|
|Tires||8.00 x 15|
|Rear axle ratios||2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air conditioning|
- 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.
- Charles E. Arnold was chief engineer