1959 Cadillac Purchase

Started by fnoti, August 26, 2009, 09:45:19 PM

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cadman59

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the panel with the radio and speaker seems to be from a 1960 I think...??
The radio itself is correct for 1959; that's why the bezel of the dial does not fit properly to the curve of the panel.
Compare it with the dash of my '59 below.

Feiko
Feiko Kuiper - Netherlands (Europe)

1959 Cadillac Series SixtyTwo 6-window sedan

cadman59

Hi fnoti,

That's just what I do; going through the car for many years, changing and fixing things. I bought mine in 1995 and I still have many years to go. It will also never be a showcar though.
About your dash; I think the upper dash of your car was torn (like so many of these years), and that a previous owner found a nice '60 upper dash. These are almost identical to '59, except that the radio panel does not fit. So, if you replace the '59 upper dash with a '60, you will also have to replace the radio panel.
Your steering wheel is a '59, and as far as I can see in this picture, also your instrument cluster is '59.
B.t.w., I also notice the speedo cable hanging under the dash; guess your speedometer does not work?

Feiko
Feiko Kuiper - Netherlands (Europe)

1959 Cadillac Series SixtyTwo 6-window sedan

Steve Passmore

Quote from: Otto Skorzeny on September 02, 2009, 09:47:04 PM
That's beautiful. Yellow is my favorite color.

If you like yellow I have just the baby for you.

"They call me mellow yellow, Quite rightly"

Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Otto Skorzeny

That's great. it would probably look good with black fenders.
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Otto Skorzeny

Added a couple more sources to the list.
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added more to the list to bump it up.
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