1959 Cadillac Restoration

1959 Cadillac Restoration and a Father-Son Bond

There is no more powerful bond than that which exists between parents and their children and as time goes on the sentimental attachment only grows. In a nation in which the automobile played such an important role in shaping our landscape, the automobile is central to so many father and son relationships.

This 1959 Cadillac is an iconic part of American history. It’s towering tail fins, 1959 Cadillac restoration projectabundance of gleaming chrome and luxurious appointments made it a favorite of Hollywood’s brightest stars and, almost sixty years later, it’s popularity remains quite high. This particular car, however, holds as much sentimental value as it does historical.

Passed down from father to son, this vehicle was meticulously maintained from the day it was purchased and, as a result, required just a partial restoration rather than the full, frame-off process that is typically needed by other classic cars its age.

Despite being just a “partial” project, this 1959 Cadillac restoration still involved extensive and careful work to bring the car back to “like-new” quality and authenticity. New paint, interior and power train work topped the list of services performed and the results were extraordinary, and at the same time typical, for the expert craftsmen of Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR).

The experience I had in having them restore my fathers 1959 Cadillac was outstanding.  Elsa and her talented group of craftsmen not only restored my Dad’s car, they became a part of it,” exclaimed its delighted owner.

Since the completion of this 1959 Cadillac restoration project, it’s been entered in numerous car shows including Antique Automobile Club of America, Cadillac & LaSalle Club and concours level events. In each it has never failed to earn top award recognition in its class.

CPR has been serving the classic Cadillac community since 1984 and works almost

1959 Cadillac restoration by CPR

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exclusively on Cadillacs. Their Poughkeepsie, NY location is easily reached by road and rail making it convenient to those from New England and points north as well as New York City and points south.

If you wish to inquire about their Cadillac restoration services, they’d be glad to speak with you. So give them a call at (845) 462-5959 to learn how they can help you get that classic looking and running as it did the day it left the showroom.

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Cadillac Restoration: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

It wasn’t until the late 1950s that the tail fins of classic Cadillacs reached their peak. Among those big tail fin years, the 1959 stands out more than others. Not only were they the tallest but they were also adorned with the bullet-like tail lights that have been a favorite subject for photographers (from professional to amateur) throughout the years.

Cadillac restoration projects like the highly collectible 1959 Eldorado Biarritz pictured 1959 Cadillac restorationcan fetch impressive prices at auction and the demand only seems to be growing. The argyle blue metallic color of this car is not a common one despite the spectacular way is gleams in all levels of light.

Just 1,320 Cadillacs were built in the Eldorado Biarritz trim and far fewer remain almost sixty years since they were built. The rarity makes it an expensive car to restore but the Cadillac restoration experts of CPR have thirty-three years of Cadillac-specific experience behind them and they’ve restored many of this particular model.

The elaborate grille alone consists of dozens of individual parts and takes hours to assemble. Of course, that intricate design takes the good part of a day just to detail and polish. However, the effort is well worth it.

It doesn’t take a long look to see these cars aren’t for the bashful and the driver of  1959 Cadillac will receive plenty of waves and horn beeps in appreciation of this timeless classic car.

Whether your Cadillac is from 1959 or any other model year through the 1970s, Cadillac Parts & Restoration is the team to call if you’re considering restoration or even just repair or maintenance. They are located in Poughkeepsie, NY and convenient by road or rail to those from New York City and points south as well as New England and points north.

They can be reached by phone at (845) 462-5959. Their website is quite informative as well and is at

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Award-Winning 1959 Cadillac Restoration Project

CPR’s 1959 Cadillac Restoration Project Wins Again

When it comes to classic cars and their restoration, nothing drives decision-making more than sentimental value and Cadillac Parts & Restoration’s (CPR) 1959 Cadillac restoration project is a perfect example.

1959 Cadillac restoration

1959 Cadillac restoration by CPR

Passed on from father to son, this collectible car with its iconic tail fins was meticulously maintained by its original owner and that care continued on when his son took possession. In fact the car survived almost 60 years and when it arrived at CPR only partial restoration was necessary.

New paint and interior, engine compartment restoration and other work was performed and when this 1959 Cadillac restoration project was completed, she was a stunner that turned heads everywhere it went.

Among its stops were prestigious classic car shows including those held by the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club as well as numerous concours level events.

Judging at the above-listed events is extensive but none are as stringent as the inspection performed by the expert judges of the Cadillac LaSalle Club at their annual Grand National Meet. This year’s event was held in McLean, VA and attracted Cadillac owners and their cars from around North America.

This is the premier classic Cadillac event in the world and for Cadillac restoration providers, it is the testing ground for their work. As usual, Cadillac Parts & Restoration

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Restored 1959 Cadillac

was there with a large contingent of their restored Cadillacs. Among them was this white 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and, throughout the day of show, it attracted large crowds of admirers.
Following the show day on Saturday and when the judging is completed and scores totaled, owners and attendees sit down for a week-ending awards banquet celebrating the event. However, the highlight of the banquet for most is the presentation of awards. Among the award recipients was the proud owner of the PR-restored 1959 Cadillac that was recognized with the distinguished “Senior” award designation in its class.

It’s mostly outstanding original Cadillacs and full restoration projects that earn enough points for “Senior” status and it’s a testimony to both the lifelong care provided and the restoration skills of the CPR team that this car earned such esteemed status.

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CPR has a long history of success at the Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National Meet and those interested can visit their website to view some of their completed classic Cadillac restoration projects. Cadillac Restoration

Cadillac Parts & Restoration is located in New York State’s historic Hudson Valley. It’s Poughkeepsie location is convenient to road and rail travel from New York City and points south as well as New England and points north. Cadillac owners considering either a full or a partial restoration should call them at (845) 462-5959.


Cadillac Restoration Season

For many who don’t live in warmer climes, late autumn is when the classic cars are garaged and put away until the return of warmer weather. However, while the old Cadillac is forgotten while holiday preparations begin, a decades old car is likely in need of maintenance and repair.

Winter is the perfect time to send your Cadillac away and let the experts at Cadillac PartsCadillac Restoration logo & Restoration play (so to speak) and give your classic some much needed “CPR”. From your car’s belts, hoses and brakes to pesky carburetor issues to decaying seals and leaky gaskets can all be addressed rather than letting her hibernate in your garage.

More serious issues like engine ticks and balky transmissions would benefit from the downtime with repair or rebuilds and while that power train is out of the engine compartment there is no better time to have that bay refreshed, or even fully restored. You’ll not only gain more enjoyment while driving but you’ll also impress the most finicky classic car connoisseurs when you pop that hood.

Full, frame off Cadillac restoration is CPR’s specialty but each year our craftsmen

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz: restoration by CPR

CPR restoration: 1959 Cadillac

perform partial restoration and maintenance/repair work on many vintage Cadillacs.  Since 1984, when FEN Enterprises was formed, their team has served the classic Cadillac restoration community and they’ve produced some of the world’s finest examples of restored Cadillacs.

CPR’s expansive body of work includes A.A.C.A. and Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National First Place winners and many Concours d’Elegance winning classics. But whether you desire a pristine show car, or just want to get your vehicle driving nicely, our conveniently located location in New York’s Hudson Valley is a must visit.

If you’re ready to discuss your restoration or repair/maintenance goals, give us a call at (845) 462-5959. We’ve had the same telephone number for thirty years and will be glad to speak with you.


Article: Luxury, Tail Fins and the 1959 Cadillac

See below for an interesting article found on Medium about the 1959 Cadillac, luxury and tail fins of the Fabulous Fifties.

The “Fabulous Fifties”

The 1950s were a golden-age for American cars. The build-out of highways and birth of the Interstate highway system later in the decade opened the nation to automobile travel and an expanding post-World War Two economy spurred a boom in automobile sales.

Greater affluence resulted in a corresponding desire for luxury and, as the nation’s premier luxury automaker, Cadillac and its legendary designer Harley Earl responded.
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1959 Cadillac Restoration – a CPR specialty

Perhaps the most popular and collectible classic Cadillacs are the audaciously designed 1959 models. The towering tail fins, bullet-shaped tail lights and a boatload of chrome are among the reasons classic car fans maintain a love affair with these vehicles.

The Cadillac Parts & Restoration (CPR) team has many 1959 Cadillac restoration projects under its belt so if you’re looking to restore or maintain one of these rare collector cars they are the people to call.

Among CPR’s recent projects is a stunning Argyle Blue metallic 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration that turns heads and wins awards at every car show it’s entered.

Give CPR a call to learn more about how they can help you with your restoration project. They’ve had the same number for over thirty years and can be reached at (845) 462-5959.


1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarrritz on the banks of the Hudson river.


Restoration: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

Pictured below is an older project completed back in our “FEN” days. This white 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz restoration project. There were just 1,320 examples of this car produced and few fewer remain today.

The result of this completed project is a like-new and highly desirable collector car that will command a large premium price if ever offered for sale. Cadillac Parts & Restoration has restored more 1959 model year Cadillacs than any other year and offer the experience and expertise necessary to properly restore these rare vehicles. Learn more about CPR’s Cadillac restoration history.


1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Restoration


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