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Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6382 cm3 / 389.5 cu in / 389.5 cu in, 257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 590.0 N·m / 435.2 lb·ft / 435.2 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CadillacIssued from1959
ModelEldorado ConvertibleIssued until
SerieEldoradoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCadillacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5715 mm / 225.0 in / 225.0 inTotal (curb) weight2295 kg / 5060 lb / 5060 lb
Width2040 mm / 80.3 in / 80.3 inDry weight
Height1382 mm / 54.4 in / 54.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3302 mm / 130.0 in / 130.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.8 sq ft / 25.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerCadillacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.03
Fuel supply3 Ro carbsEngine displacement6382 cm3 / 389.5 cu in / 389.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity797.75 cm3/cylinder / 48.682 cu in/cylinder / 48.682 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power257.3 kW / 345.0 hp / 345.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque590.0 N·m / 435.2 lb·ft / 435.2 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.3 kW/l / 0.886 bhp/cu in / 0.886 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque92.5 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.21

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio150.3 kW/ton / 113.9 bhp/ton / 113.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

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