The 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville is an American icon, and is easily recognizable by its immense tailfins. This particular example is in excellent condition after hibernating in Arizona for the past 26 years. Described as original, and having only covered 90,000 miles, this is a beautiful survivor. This Caddy does run, but needs a tune up and an all-around inclusive inspection. Bidding has reached $18,200 with 5 days remaining. Find it here on eBay out of San Tan Valley, Arizona.
The 390 cubic inch V8 and automatic transmission still operate after the long Arizona hibernation. After a tune up, and some fresh fuel we imagine this would be an excellent running machine. Under the hood is rather dusty, as is the rest of the car, but we suspect a quick blow off from an air hose would reveal a pretty decent looking engine and bay.
The interior is phenomenal in this Cadillac! With a lovely rich sea foam green and dark green interior, we don’t know if it gets any better than this Caddy. The front bench seat was wrapped in plastic from new, so it faired very well in day to day use.
Even the door panels are like new with no evidence of wear or sun damage. The seller has mentioned that there is some wear on the driver door panel, but is sounds minimal. The seller has also described that dash pad needs to be replaced. Unfortunately there are no detailed photos of these described areas, but we hope that these areas are less critical than depicted. The interior has survived so well, and seems to need little to be perfect. The level of originality is grand and we think this Cadillac is a jewel of American history.
It is difficult to study this Cadillac from its dusty appearance, to our excitement over the condition of this car. Described as rust free, there is no evidence of any major flaws of any kind. It almost looks as if the lacquer finish on the paint has failed in a few places, but it is difficult to say. Dents and dings look to be nonexistent, and the chrome glistens like new. Some very lucky person is going to get the opportunity of a life time. Would you give up your current car, or fleet, to pick up this Coupe Deville? What do you think will be the final hammer price for this great piece of American history?