Diecast Year in Review: 1959

1959 was a year with a little something for everyone. From the launch of Barbie Dolls to the release of Bonanza on NBC in full color, there were a variety of incredible things happening throughout the year. At a time where a loaf of bread cost only 20 cents and the average home was less than $12,500, many car companies were releasing new cars with incredible designs for auto lovers everywhere. Major names such as Cadillac, Jaguar, and Chevrolet were in competition for the best car, as always, though each model had its own special appeal.

The 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville was an incredibly distinctive car that became one of the most iconic and recognizable vehicles from the '50s. The sharp tailfins, two rooflines, and roof pillar configurations gave this car its unique design while keeping to the standard features of the time such as automatic transmission, windshield wipers, and power windows, breaks, and steering. In addition to the 325 hp engine, the newer grille design and dual bullet tail lights were also much desired features on this 4-door Cadillac Coupe De Ville sedan.

This 1/24 scale diecast model by Jada Toys shows off each of the design features the 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville was known for in a classic pink color. Collectors of vintage cars will be proud to display this model in their collection, letting everyone see their very own pink Cadillac replica.

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Known as a capable getaway car, the Jaguar Mark II was also a popular vehicle for the British police force. The 1959 Jaguar Mark II was a 4-door saloon that could seat up to five passengers, but Jaguar didn't let the bigger size and increased weight affect the speed too much. The 3.8 model could go from 0 to 60 in 8.5 seconds and reach top speeds of 125 mph. A new design with more cabin glass improved visibility, and other changes such as a redesign of the front suspension and wider rear track were implemented.

Bburago has created a 1/18 scale diecast model of the 1959 Jaguar Mark II in a stunning red, perfect for anyone looking to add a vintage car to their collection. See the redesigned grille and larger fog lamps that were implemented in the Mark II when you display this incredibly detailed model.

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A mish-mash of other car bodyshells, the 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible set itself apart with a new, unique design. Teardrop-shaped tail lights complemented the outward tailfins, a change from the typical upward fins on other models such as the Cadillac. Newer features such as a six-way power seat and Speedminder option were just the icing on the cake. The 1959 Chevrolet Impala also came with all the standard features and had multiple engine options to give the car extra pep from 185 to 315 hp.

This 1/18 scale replica of the 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible by Yat-Ming shows off all the vintage features of this popular car in a classic blue. From the wider body to the lower roof line, this diecast model shows off every detail to perfection and would make a great addition to any collection.

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6 thoughts on “Diecast Year in Review: 1959”

  • gene zanders

    Born in 1950 and I agree entirely that the 1959 Cadillac was an is the sharpest and the most beautiful Cadillac America has ever built on our shores. I especially like the 1959 Biarritz and Series 62 convertibles models.

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  • gene zanders

    The 1959 Chevrolet Impala another shining star and hit for this year. 1959 was a fabulous year for General Motors,

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  • gene zanders

    I also like the 1959 Plymouth Fury convertible and Chrysler Windsor models.

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  • gene zanders

    The 1961 and 1962 Cadillac Series 62 and the Biarritz models were also sharp. But that 1959 Cadillac takes the Grand Prize.

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  • Johnnie L. Perry Sr.
    Johnnie L. Perry Sr. October 19, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I'm trying to find a 1994 (c4) corvette die cast model 1/18, Admiral blue in color or whatever color that's available. I would like for this model to be fairly new. 931-801-3962

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  • chris

    I wish that this company would have more of a selection of the 50-70 mopars

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