1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 6.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 345 bhp (350 PS/257 kW) at 4800 rpm and 590 N·m (435 lb·ft/60.2 kgm) at 3400 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels through a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 2295 kg. Maximum speed quoted is 185 km/h or 115 mph.

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Key facts

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5715 mm
How heavy?
2295 kg
What size engine?
6.4 litre, 6382 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
350 PS / 345 bhp / 257 kW @ 4800 rpm
How much torque?
590 Nm / 435 ft.lb / 60.2 kgm @ 3400 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6746 cm3 380 PS 375 bhp 280 kW
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1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3302 mm 130 inches
Track/tread (front) 1550 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1550 mm 61 inches
Length 5715 mm 225 inches
Width 2040 mm 80.3 inches
Height 1382 mm 54.4 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 2295 kg 5060 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 6.4 litre
6382 cc
(389.454 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 98.4 mm
4 × 3.87 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
350 PS (345 bhp) (257 kW)
at 4800 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
54.1 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
590 Nm (435 ft·lb) (60.2 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
92.45 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 3 Ro carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1161.7 kPa (168.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 797.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 152.42 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
112.1 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
150.33 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.92 kg/kW
14.9 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.21
general
Carfolio.com ID51535
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.