Fabulous collection. I pulled down the text out of quotes to comment.
1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. Factory air and cruise control options, wire wheels, tan leather interior.
our 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertable 3 2bbl carbs six liter engine
I didn't know Cadillac had a 3, 2bbl engine. What carburetors were used? Strombergs?
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville tripower carbs also
I remember 1958 for the first year with 4 headlights. Initially, they were illegal under California Vehicle Code -- so they changed the code.
1958 Cadillac Eldorado rear view of the custom metal work (Eldorado only) "chipmunk cheeks.
1956 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
rear of 1956 CDV you will note that Cadillac hid the fuel filling door in the driver-side taillight. Opens forward. They did not want to have a door in the fender breaking up the lines of the car
General Motors did the same with the 1956 Chevrolet. I recall there was a chrome bar one twisted to open the tail light filler hatch.
1958 Cadillac Eureka Flower Car - only one left in the world. Complete restoration. These cars were used by funeral homes to carry flowers from the mortuary to the grave-site, the casket rode underneath the stainless steel deck. From the windshield back, the car was entirely hand built. A Rolls Royce in 1958 cost about $9,000 these cars were over $12,000 only used by the very wealthy and gangsters.
$12,000 was more than the average working man made per year in 1958. (So, was $9,000)
Here is the 1958 Cadillac Derham Fleetwood Limousine - easily carried 8 people in comfort. The padded top was specially added by the Derham Coach Company and cost about 1/3rd what the car cost without it.
The previous owner said he had it on good authority that Marylin Monroe and JFK had an "encounter" in the back seat.
And our latest, 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special made into a "parade car".
And here is where I work on them at 3 am when I can't sleep!
we live in a warehouse.
What a great auto barn. When you said you were going to adjust the brakes, I pictured you jacking up one wheel at a time and crawling underneath with a brake adjusting tool. My first car was a 1957 Ford (used) and I was under it many times. If only I had known that the self adjuster kits for later models, like the 1962 Ford Galaxy would have worked.
I have to sent these links to my buddy (since the 8th grade) who is a Studebaker fan.
He and I once put a 1949 Cadillac OHV V8 into a 1939 LaSalle.
I'm on the next flight to ATL; keep a cot in the car barn for me!