The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
REVIEWS OF BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Reviews of Books and Articles
Special-Interest Autos, Bennington Vermont, published an excellent "Complete Eldorado Spotter's Guide" by Jeff Godshall in their Jan/Feb 1975 issue.

Books
Cadillac 1902-1961
Authors: Gwil Griffiths & Rich Phillips
Publisher: P/G Publications
Copyright: 1976
Pages: 72
Wonderful reading, a very well written book. Full page reproductions of original ads for each year with a bit of commentary. Also list of articles from 1902-1942 on Cadillac.

50 Years of American Automobile Design 1930-1980
Author: Dick Nesbitt
Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.
Copyright: 1985
ISBN: 0-517-49042-0
Pages: 64
A worthy book for those interested in the high points of automotive styling; not much information on 1959 Cadillacs other than the obvious.

Automobile Quarterly - Fall 1964
Volume 8, No 8
Editor: L. Scott Bailey
Publisher: Automobile Quarterly, Inc.
Copyright: 1964
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 62-4005
Pages: 112
"The Cadillac Standard" by James D. Bell covers pages 290-311 with much detailed information on the marque, particularly the early years. There is very little information on Cadillacs of the fifties, but the last 4 pages are on the 1965 Cadillac.

Classic Cars CADILLAC
Authors: LeRoi Smith & Tony Hossain
Publisher: Crescent Books
Copyright: 1983
ISBNL: 0-517-405563
Pages: 86
After a 12 page history detailing a number of highlights, the remainder of the book is a collection of large color photographs of various years, with 6 pages of photos of 1959 Cadillacs.

The World's Great Automobile Stylists
Author: John Tipler
Publisher: Quintet Publishing Limited
Copyright: 1990
ISBN: 0-792-45345-x
Pages: 128
A very entertaining book, organized in chapters describing the works of individual designers. The book begins with 6 pages on Harley Earl, and discusses and displays the '53 and '59 Eldorados. The many prototypes, styling exercises and famous production cars are a visual delight.


Magazine Articles
Car Collector and Car Classics
Issue: June 1987
Article: 1958, '59 and '60 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles
Author: Dennis Alder
Page: 30
Pages: 5
Photos: 9
Great front cover and inside photos, a brief summary on each year, and a historical perspective on the 1959 Eldorado, "... the symbol of America's chrome and tail fin era."

Collectible Automobile
Issue: November 1985
Article: 1953-66 Cadillac Eldorado
Author: Arch Brown
Page: 30
Pages: 21
Photos: 48
A general history of the changes from year to year. Info on the 1959 is not strong.

Special Interest Autos
Issue: January-February 1975
Article: The Complete Eldorado Spotters Guide
Author: Jeff Godshall
Page: 19
Pages: 5
Photos: None
Godshall's line art drawings and bullet points make an excellent guide for recognizing the differences between Eldorados from year to year, and the differences between the Eldorado and the regular Cadillac models.

Special Interest Autos
Issue: August 1985
Article: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Author: Arch Brown
Page: 14
Pages: 8
Photos: 21
Great article with interesting side bars such as magazine reviews from 1959 and a comparison chart with the Lincoln Continental.

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