Eldorado Brougham Cadillac History 1959

Eldorado Brougham Cadillac Models & History 1959

1959 Eldorado Brougham

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.


  • 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 Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
59-69 6929P

Brougham Hardtop

6 $13075 99


Type V-8 Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 6.384 Liters
Bore and stroke 101.6mm x 98.4mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 345 hp @ 4800 rpm
Power 257 kW @ 4800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetion Three (3) Rochester two-barrel Model 7015901


Wheelbase 3302mm
Overall Length 5715mm
Tires 8.20 x 15
Dual exhausts standard
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.
  • Charles E. Arnold was chief engineer