1959 Cadillac Series 62


1940 Ford Limo

1959 Cadillac Series 62 captures the essence of the “jet age”. Many believe that Cadillac’s tailfins were a product of the 1950s, their use actually dates back to GM’s 3/8-scale “Interceptor” design studies of the early 1940s, which were inspired by the radical P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft of World War II.

The Series 62was Cadillac’s undisputed image leader for 1959. Standard equipment included a heater, fog lamps, air-assisted suspension, a radio with a rear speaker, power windows, a six-way power front seat, power door locks and whitewall tires. Power was provided by the top Q-code 390 cubic inch V8, which thumped out 345 horsepower with a trio of two-barrel carburetors, teamed with a four-speed Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission.

Four options were available – air conditioning, cruise control, the Autronic-Eye automatic headlight dimmer and E-Z Eye glass, along with a no-cost bucket seat option for the Biarritz. Both the Biarritz convertible and the Seville hardtops carried a lofty base price of $7,401 when new, with only 1,320 examples of the Biarritz produced.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1959
Make: Cadillac
Model: Series 62
Style: Convertible
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: 6.4L V8
Engine Size: 390 cubic inch
Engine HP: 345
Trans: N/A


Hours & Suggested Donation

Year Round
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

April through December
Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adults: $9 | Children 12 yrs & under: FREE
Active Military with ID or in uniform: FREE
Annual Membership: $40

Open by appointment during the week for group tours.  More »

Find Us

THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM

2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033

Contact Us

Get Email Updates!

Never miss another exhibit or event.

Your email address is safe with us and it will never be shared outside the museum