TheBrougham was now incorporated into the line as a limited production car. It was built and styled by Pinin Farina of Italy and was far different in character from the 1957-58 design. A vertical crest medallion with Brougham script plate appeared on the front fenders and a single, thin molding ran from front to rear along the mid sides of the body. Styling on this car was not as radical as in the past and predicted the 1960-62 themes used on other regular production Cadillacs.
The standard equipment list was pared down to match those of other Eldorados plus Cruise Control, Autronic Eye, air conditioning, and E-Z-Eye glass.
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
V-8 Overhead valves
Cast iron block
Bore and stroke
101.6mm x 98.4mm
345 hp @ 4800 rpm
257 kW @ 4800 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Three (3) Rochester two-barrel Model 7015901
8.20 x 15
Rear axle ratios
2.94:1 standard; 3.21:1 optional or mandatory with air conditioning
This was the next to last season for selling the Brougham.
Power steering and shock absorbers were improved this year.