Fleetwood Cadillac Models & History 1959

Thelong wheelbase Fleetwoods were still called Seventy-Fives, although a new numerical series designation was in official use. Production models again were a nine-passenger sedan and Imperial sedan-limousine with auxiliary jump seats. Fleetwood lettering appeared on the rear deck lid trim strip. Single side trim moldings extended from the front wheel housing to the rear of the car. Standard equipment included all items found on the Sixty Special Fleetwood line.


  • 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
59-67 6723R

4-door Sedan

9 $9533 2495 kg 710
59-67 6733S

4-door Imperial Sedan

9 $9748 2532 kg 690
59-68 6890

Commercial chassis


NOTE: The commercial chassis featured a 3962mm wheelbase and was provided to professional car makers for construction of funeral cars and ambulances, etc.


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 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


Feature Fleetwood 75
Wheelbase 3804mm
Overall Length 6218mm
Tires 8.20 x 15
Dual exhausts standard
Rear axle ratios 3.36:1 standard; 3.77:1 optional; 3.21:1 with air conditioning


The 345 horsepower Eldorado V-8 was optional on all other Cadillacs at $134.30 extra


Radio with rear speaker $165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control $247
Automatic heating system on Series 75 $179
Automatic heating system on other models $129
Six-Way power seat on 6200s except convertible $189
Six-Way power seat on 60-6306-6400 and 6200 convertible $89
Power window regulators $73
Power vent regulators $73
Air conditioning on Series 75 $624
Air conditioning on other models $474
Air suspension $215
Autronic Eye $55
Cruise Control $97
Electric door locks on two-doors $46
Electric door locks on four-doors $70
E-Z-Eye glass $52
Fog lamps $46
White sidewall tires 8.20 x 15 four-ply $57 exchange
8.20 x 15 six-ply $65 exchange
Door guards on four doors $7
Door guards on two doors $4
Remote control trunk lock $59
License Plate frame $8


Utility kit $15
Monogram $12
Acryllic Lustre finish $20
Undercoating $25
Radio foot switch $10
Gas cap lock $4
Pair of rugs for front $8
Pair of rugs for rear $5


  • 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