1921 Cadillac Model 59 7-Passenger Touring
Coachwork by Fisher
Chassis no. C 59 62
Engine no. C 59 62
315ci L-Head V-8 Engine
70hp at 2400rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
Rear Drum Brakes
*Rare right-hand-drive example
*Fun touring car for the whole family
*Great entrant for caravans and tours
*High-quality Fisher built coachwork
*Well optioned example
The Cadillac V-8
With the introduction of the V-8 engine in 1915, Cadillac found the nearly perfect formula for success in the competitive automobile business. The high-quality automobiles from the GM prestige brand ran great, and with exciting coachwork by Cadillac's in-house coachbuilder, Fisher Coachworks, these cars were relatively affordable as supposed to a chassis-delivered, coachbuild car of the era.
The robust Henry M. Leland designed L-Head V-8 produced excellent torque and power to compete with the finest and most potent automobiles of the time. The Model 59 was built from 1920 through 1921 and the latter year saw Cadillac move into a new 2 1/2 million square foot multi-structure facility that would be its home for many years to come. Built on 125 and 132 inch wheelbase chassis, a great variety of sporting and formal coach designs where available for Cadillac's discerning, upper-crust clientele.
The Motorcar Offered
Built on the longer 132 inch wheel base platform, this 1921 Cadillac Model 59 is fitted with the roomy, 7-passenger open touring car body. Finished in a striking red with black fenders and black leatherette upholstery, the car was recently fitted with a new black cloth top. An older restoration that has seen good use over the years, this right hand drive Model 59 is believed to have spent most of its life in India. The long list of accessories includes tilt reflector headlights, a hinged steering wheel, varnished wood spoke wheels, rear-mounted spare, spotlight and a Klaxon horn. A great Cadillac for tours and road events, or a highly enjoyable mount for weekend drives where these cars quality and performance can be experienced.
- Please note that this vehicle is titled with engine number noted on the firewall plate. The number on the crankcase is 59C62. As on all 1921 Cadillacs ; there is not chassis number.