Something happened in 1950s America. The post-war era brought a rise in consumer confidence that led to the introduction of some of the most outrageous cars ever conceived. And none was more outrageous than Cadillac’s 1959 Series 62 – the production car with the biggest fins ever and the proportions of a cruise ship. Long, low, wide and just about silent thanks to the fitment of a hugely torquey 6.4-litre V8. these cars are among the most glamorous and coolest ever built.
A car as massive as the Series 62 is never going to handle very sweetly, but this wasn’t a slow car; with its 325bhp V8. the king-sized Caddy could top UOmph.
The Series 62 was offered with a choice ofbodystyles. including lour-door saloon, two-door coupOanda convertible too.
The latter is the only one to have.