West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this wonderfully, and with no expense spared whatsoever, customized 1959 Cadillac 2 Door Hardtop Coupe de Ville which received a full frame off restoration and customization and which is lowered using an 'Air Ride' technologies suspension by its previous owner with a 502 cid crate motor with 502HP & 567 ft-lbs of torque matched to a monster 700 R4 transmission and which is finished in a striking custom 'Black' color with a sumptuous 'Red' leather interior. Ready to show or cruise.
The '59 Cadillac needs no introduction and this particular example is a one of a kind custom which has been recently and professionally customized with no expense spared by its previous owner. The car and motor have perhaps 57 miles on them since the build with the following specs as we know them:
ZZ 502 cid Crate Engine with 502HP & 567 ft-lbs of torque 700 R4 transmission 'March Performance' Pulleys & Serpentine sytems kit 'Baer' Brakes 20" 'Budnik' chrome rims 'Air Ride Technologies' Air Bag Suspension System 'Memphis Xtreme' Amps & Sound Custom Stereo System Body has been custom shaved Custom Black paint Tinted Windows Custom steering wheel All new electronic cluster & gauges. Custom Red leather interior & door panels & kick panels.
This one of one custom boasts the king of all big block crate engines from Chevrolet Performance. These 502 cubic inch engines makes extensive use of aluminum to keep weight down including aluminum heads, intake, water pump and valve covers. Additionally, these engines are full of heavy-duty parts, such as: forged aluminum pistons, forged shot-peened steel connecting rods with 7/16 in. bolts, forged steel crankshaft, 14 in. automatic transmission flexplate, 4-bolt main blocks, stainless steel valves, 6 qt. oil pan, and windage trays. The complete engine kits come with Generation VI 4-bolt main blocks with one-piece rear main seals and a Hydraulic roller camshaft. Other features include a single roller timing chain, aluminum large oval port, and 110cc combustion chambered heads. Intake runner volume is 290cc; stainless steel valves are installed, with 2.25 in. intake side and 1.88 in. on the exhaust side. Valve springs are rated at 140 lbs. closed and 368 lbs. open, good for up to .680 in. lift. These heads have exhaust crossovers. Aluminum high-rise dual-plane square bore bolt pattern intake manifolds and an 870 cfm carburetor are also included.
The transmission is a 700R4 which is a 4 speed automatic transmission with a 30% overdrive in 4th gear. This transmission was produced by General Motors, but is also sometimes known by the name Hydramatic. The 700R4 was used widely on both truck platforms and rear-wheel drive car platforms. Some of the popular trucks it was used in were the Chevrolet Blazer and Suburban and the Oldsmobile 350 diesel. This transmission was also used in the Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Impala, and many others. Two of the key reasons for its popularity were the improved fuel consumption and the 3.06:1 gear ratio in 1st gear. This is a much lower ratio than what was common and provides exceptional acceleration from a stop and is also good for off-road driving. The 700R4, produced by General Motors/Hydramatic, is considered one of the best overdrive transmissions ever made.
'Baer' brakes stop the car. Since 1986, Baer Brakes have been refining and defining performance stopping power. It is a leader in the performance brake industry that challenges the status quo by focusing on engineering design and innovative technology. On the track and on the street, Baer Brake Pads and Baer Rotors deliver the aggressive bite that true drivers demand.
Depending on your taste, the 1959 Cadillac was to prove the most magnificent of all tailfinned Detroiters! The ultimate polarizing car for equally large armies of Cadillac enthusiasts as tailfins reached their final incarnation of excess, never to be any larger and which unarguably symbolized the end of an era for both Cadillac and of course the 1950's. Regardless of the debates, it is today recognized as probably the definitive Cadillac year ever and without a doubt the most distinctive and recognizable Cadillac anywhere and a true American icon all around the world!
This 1959 Cadillac 2 Door Hardtop Coupe de Ville is now a seriously striking custom but which is still immediately recognizable as the iconic 1959 Coupe de Ville and she turns heads wherever she goes! With everything virtually brand new, it is the perfect turn key ready all American classic custom to buy today for any custom car or Cadillac enthusiast who is ready to enjoy it NOW!
This must be one of the most heavily invested tastefully fully restored custom examples available anywhere.