• Country of Origin – USA
• Body Style – Four-door Pillarless
• Powertrain – 8 Cylinder 5700cc; 4-speed Automatic
• Left Hand Drive
• One of the most attractive years for American cars – 1959
• Rare for India – cannot be imported
• Attractive Pillar less Sedan
• Air Conditioned and extremely easy to drive
• Unmatched style and comfort
• Older restoration, and ready for events
• Ultimate ‘Pink Cadillac’ – as popularized by Hollywood
This 1959 Cadillac is in rare 4 window Sedan de Ville specification –Just over 12,000 cars of this configuration were sold, out of total 1959 production of over 142,000 cars. And extremely rare for India, with only a handful of 1959 Cadillacs in the country, in any body style.
Originally painted in deep Georgian Blue, with matching blue leather and cloth trim, the car was ordered with the following factory accessories: EZ Eye Safety Glass, Air conditioner, Electric door locks, Power vent window regulators, and Electric 6-way control seat. The car on offer sports ‘matching-numbers’ –retaining its original engine, chassis, body and other major components as delivered from the factory. A copy of the build order is available.
The car was bought new by an aristocratic family in Bikaner, Rajasthan and later found its way to the outskirts of Jodhpur. By the 1990s the car was in poor condition, though largely original. The car left Rajasthan for Delhi, where it changed a couple of hands before it finally reaching its present owner in 2002.
In 2006 the car had undergone a painstaking no-expense-spared restoration at Pandit & Co. Genuine parts were imported for the car. The colour chosen was the iconic ‘Elvis Rose’, complemented by white leather upholstery. Brand new correct white wall tyres were imported, and all the trim rechromed.
The car has since participated regularly in motoring events over the last 15 years, the inaugural Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance in 2008 in Mumbai, the 2015 edition of the Cartier Concours in New Delhi, for the special ‘Fabuleux Fins’ class. It has won multiple awards including in the 21 Gun Salute Concours in Delhi.
The car is showing signs of its 15 years of minimal, but regular use since restoration. It has been serviced periodically and remains ready to be used, with factory Air Conditioning proving to be especially useful in the Indian climate.
Note: Delhi Registration papers valid up 24.10.2007. Bill of Sale and Original documents will be provided.