West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional and recently restored and always completely rust free example of this mostly all original 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special V8 in a beautiful original 'Black' color paint with a gorgeous condition matching 'Black & Gray' leather interior, wide angles gold 'V' in the center of the hood and trunk lip and with rare and highly desirable factory specifications and options including power steering, power windows, power front seat, factory air conditioning with ducts, heater and defroster, original Signal-seeking with pre-selector radio and antenna, autronic eye headlight dimmer, rear fender skirts, fog lamps, E-Z glass, windshield washers, electric clock, back-up lights, original spare wheel and jack!
The 1955 Cadillac was one of the highest priced cars of its day - and with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome and larger fins than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite.
This particular southern California example has been beautifully restored with no expense spared and is virtually flawless. The paint and leather interior is exemplary, the car has completed re-plated chrome, all the stainless is highly polished, the trunk has it's original lining material and the car boasts it's original factory AM radio. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas were always completely solid and rust-free and the car was a very highly optioned car for it's day boasting factory air conditioning with ducts and which cost an additional $620 + alone (the equivalent of $5,500 in 2017 according to the CPI inflation calculator!), therefore making it a very rarely purchased option! The Sixty Special cost upwards of $4,728 and was one of the highest priced cars of its day - and with good reason - fifties excess had virtually reached its peak with Cadillac boasting bigger cars with more chrome than ever before! These cars bristled with the latest in modern appointments and had few rivals in the luxury market with a recession making owning one only for the very privileged elite.
Recently purchased from long-time southern California family owner and obviously always garaged and cherished. The floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely original and have obviously always been solid and rust-free and the car has no signs of any accidents - obviously an always cherished 'Garage Queen' since new. The engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives absolutely magnificently - must be driven to be believed - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive! The car has always been well maintained and all the options work as they should including the power windows and the factory air conditioning! The car boasts its original spare wheel and jack in the truck!
This is an extraordinarily rare opportunity to own a stunningly restored and great daily driving example of a 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special with almost every possible factory available option. Turn key ready for the most particular Cadillac enthusiast or collector!