1959 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE RAYMOND LOEWY CUSTOM - 81377 Sold* at Scottsdale 2010 - Lot #1295 1959 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE RAYMOND LOEWY CUSTOM https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/81377/81377_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1295

1959 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE RAYMOND LOEWY CUSTOM

Auction Scottsdale 2010
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1295
Year 1959
Make CADILLAC
Model COUPE DE VILLE
Style RAYMOND LOEWY CUSTOM
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 59J088977
Exterior Color GOLD/WHITE TOP
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 390
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #1295 - Raymond Loewy, often referred to as the father of industrial design, is appreciated and respected for his legendary styling which demonstrated speed, beauty and simplicity. His motto "never leave well enough alone," was exemplified through his life and made him one of the most famous stylists of our time. His most well-known automotive design was the Studebaker Starliner and Avanti. Loewy's 1959 one-off Cadillac Coupe de Ville presented here was his own personal car from 1959 to 1970. It was purchased new and delivered to his coach builder Pichon-Parat of Sens, France where it was redesigned and transformed into this stylish and elegant coupe, then shown at the 1959 Paris Salon Auto Show. It was used by Loewy and his family in Europe, then shipped back to the States, where it spent time in New York and Palm Springs, California. In 1970, it was sold to Loewy's next-door neighbor, a car collector named Mimo Zaccuri, then was subsequently lost until its recent find a few years ago. This vehicle was discovered in a highly original state, showing approximately 41,000 kilometers, with all of its original and important parts complete and intact. It has just completed a very thorough restoration to show standards, finished in Raymond Loewy's favorite gold color with a bone white roof. A photo album accompanies the car documenting the car's history, restoration and provenance. The Cadillac presented here was one of Loewy's personal favorites and is possibly the last of a handful of the stylist's postwar creations that has not yet been acquired by a museum or private collection. It is featured in his own book "Industrial Design." This is the first time ever that it has been available for sale in this condition and is a unique, important, signature Raymond Loewy automotive piece. **VEHICLE TITLED WITH ENGINE NUMBER**
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