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    The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!


    I was give access and a tour to a private collection of 1959 Cadillacs all owned by my new friend Ted aka "The Caddy King". Ted owned close to 100 1959 Cadillacs at one time but has reduced his collection down to models with less than 40,000 miles on the Odometer.

    I've owned five 1959 Cadillacs myself and also two 1960's as I really like the massive fins on the iconic cars plus they came with a 390 cubic inch big block Caddy engine, so they have plenty of power by ride like you're driving a cloud. I'll do my best to add a few comments to go with the pictures taken today at a hidden location where these Cadillacs are stored...

    It was very cool to look inside as the door moved out of the way to reveal a row of original 1959 Cadillacs... all but 2 of the cars in these pictures have their original paint.



    And here's row of fins... The 1959 Cadillac is most famous for it's massive fins and dual bullet taillights on both sides...






    Original paint



    Here's a genuine "Pink Cadillac" with the original paint.



    This is a new paint job, basecoat/clear coat but this is a factory color...



    Check out these interior color options...


    This is a teal green interior from the car above... note the round air conditioning vent in the lower left hand side below the headlight switch...



    Here's another teal green interior from one of the other light green 1959 Cadillacs, note it's missing the air conditioning vent. Also note in each of these interior pictures the "Horn Ring" is in tact. These horn rings are very easy to break and sell for $500.00 on eBay if you need one... (So don't mash down on the horn ring). :D




    This is a Persian Sand interior...




    This is a black and white interior...



    This is a gunmetal gray interior...



    Cadillac Hubcaps decorate the ceiling...



    If you've ever heard of the term Flattop as it relates to a style of car, below is a 1959 Flattop 4-door Sedan Deville. Besides the massive flat roof, there's a huge wrap-around panoramic rear window.



    2 White 4-door Sedan Devilles side by side...



    Two more 2-doors, a green and pink Cadillac side by side...




    Massive is the word to describe just about everything related to the 1959 Cadillac, check out the massive chrome bumpers, with dual headlights and bullet grills.





    This is a 1959 Limosine...




    This is a Fleetwood...



    This is an Eldorado Seville... note the "V" in the tail light and back-up lights...




    Note the stainless steel trim running towards the front of the car...




    This is Ted's daily driver, a silver Coupe de Ville...



    With rocket ship fins and a 390 Cubic Inch Engine, this is a low flying jet...





    Thank you Chris for sharing your collection of 1959 Cadillacs with the Autogeek Online Community!



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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    All the above pictures were cropped and then resized and the uploaded to the Autogeek Gallery and then inserted into the message, (not attached as thumbnails).

    If you would like to learn how to work with pictures on discussion forums check out this article...


    How-to work with pictures on discussion forums


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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Really cool Mike. Most of the cars can use a wash and polish though :D

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Someone could make a fortune buffing all those Caddys.

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Wow - that is incredible. Those cars are worth a fortune especially when they are reconditioned!

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Wow.

    Did he happen to say how long it took him to put his collection together? It would seem that a lot of time would have to be spent just searching for those specific cars, let alone buying them up.
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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    AWESOME!!

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Sweet cars but its a shame he cant keep up on them so they look good. I just don't understand the point in collecting them if you're not going to care for them.

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Great post, Mike!

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    Re: The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

    Mike, that is amazing, what a collection!

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