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1959 Cadillac CustomCall for Price

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1959 Cadillac CustomCall for Price

  • DESCRIPTIONClassic Car Marketing, Inc. Southern California's premier marketing company is pleased to introduce this new listing offered for sale by one of our clients. The design of the 1959 Cadillac with its rocket tail fins & jet pod tail lights was considered the most radical, innovative, futuristic & certainly cutting edge Cadillac of its time. Fast forward to today &...well, some things never change. "WILDCAD" was intended to be a radical custom car that would push the boundaries of what a "custom car" could be. The aim was to build a traditional looking custom while incorporating the engineering & performance of a modern street machine. The theme of the car was influenced by the space ship themed winged cars of the era & the owners favorite TV show "The Jetsons" The interior in particular, needed to compliment this theme to make the car look & feel 'out of this world'. And it certainly succeeded beyond this owners wildest dreams. After 6 yrs & countless hours invested in the design, fabrication & build details, let us introduce you to what is considered to be the finest custom Cadillac ever built: "WILDCAD". Chassis: Starting with a 59' Cadillac coupe, a mono-construction chassis was designed & constructed to achieve the stance, performance & custom metal interior envisioned for the car. The chassis consists of Jaguar front susp., 4-linked 9" Ford diff, Air-Ride Technologies & 4whl Wilwood braking system. The chassis was grafted into the body & custom swaged floor pans & new extended sills were installed. The chassis was designed so the brake lines, fuel line & all wiring is contained inside the car & is not visible. No item of the driveline sits below the level of the bottom of the chassis rail, allowing WILDCAD to sit on its belly. Exhaust runs through the center tunnel & exits through the center of the rear bar. Engine: The engine & driveline is a rebuilt 454 big block Chevy (.030 over) mated to a TH400 trans. A custom engine cover was fabricated in metal to compliment the new custom metal fabricated firewall, inner guards & front apron panel. A new custom aluminum radiator was fitted & the engine is fully dressed with polished finned rocker covers & serpentine pulley kit. The custom tail shaft was flamed & coupled to a Ford 9" diff fitted with 3.11 gears, custom 4 link kit. Body Mods: 5" roof chop with one off custom glass front/rear made from hand fabricated steel frames & fiberglass molds. Suicide doors with remote. Shortened trunk & lengthened hood to the front window with the front opening shortened & radiused then reverse swung. Front grille is a modified 55 Desoto with 55 Caddy dagmars fitted into a modified 59 Caddy lower bar. Rear tail lights are 60 T-Bird grafted into the original rear bar extended to house the rear exhaust exit. Interior: The interior concept was drawn up & designed before being fabricated & sculpted entirely out of bare metal with white hand stitched leather seating for comfort. A 59 Chevy dash instrument cluster houses Classic Instruments gauges & is set off by a polished Billet Specialties steering column, steering wheel, B&M shifter & aluminum Lokar pedals. The passenger side of the Chevy dash was used in the rear parcel tray. A 59 Cadillac tailfin was used as the center console, housing the computerized touch control Air Ride & was molded into the trans. tunnel. A metal headliner was made from a second 59 Cadillac turret, with fully enclosed sculpted metal pillars & door skins. Gene Winfield's signature adorns the tailfin that also provides interior lighting via the bullet purple lights. The rear parcel tray features a "Koolsville" third brake light, polished aluminum strips, a Cadillac crest & V-badge & purple & white pinstriping. The metalwork was covered in PPG silver with purple faded highlights. To complete the look & feel of this magnificent custom the trunk is finished off in polished stainless throughout. For more information please visit our website, or give us a call or email!

SPECIFICATIONS

  • VIN
  • CLASSIC CAR ID   9c4dd
  • STATUSFinished
  • CATEGORYHot Rods & Customs
  • CONDITION

TRIM & BODY STYLE

  • BODYSTYLESedan
  • DOORS:Two Door

SUSPENSION

  • SUSPENSIONAirbag Suspension

ENGINE

  • ENGINEV-8
  • DRIVETRAINOther
  • DISPLACEMENT454 Cubic Centimeters
  • CONDITIONxlt

TRANSMISSION

  • TRANSMISSIONAutomatic
  • ORIGINALITYReplaced Transmission - Upgraded

EXTERIOR

  • EXTERIOR COLORPurple

INTERIOR

  • SEAT COLORWhite

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