OUR CARS

Length 210.9”

 

Width 79.9”

 

Total Passenger Car Production   1,436,954

 

Total El Camino Production             22,246

 

Total Corvette Production                  9,670

 

Total  Production (minus trucks)  1,467,880

 

• This car is 90 % original. The only updates are seat belts and front disc brakes.

• The car has only had one repaint in 1988, in the original color.

• This car will be used for tours most of the time.

Interesting Fact: The 1959 Chevrolet passenger cars were split into series numbers that differed by engine; 6 cylinder vehicles got a particular number and V8 cars of the same model got another number.  For example, the 6 cylinder Biscayne 2 door sedan would be series "1111", while the V8 powered series would be "1211" instead.  There is no differentiation between 283 and 348 in the Series Number, which makes it harder to determine if a `59 came originally with a high-powered engine.  The best you can do in a case like that is to start checking date codes on the engine block, generator, intake, etc. -- this can tell that the car is POSSIBLY original.  Without documentation, it's pretty tough to authenticate a `59.

At the moment we offer two cars to choose from:

 

Car One

 

The  1959 Blue Chevrolet Belair, four door sedan.

 

 

 

 

Car Two

 

The 1959 Pink Buick Le Sabre, four door sedan.

• When we bought the car in 2011, the car had only 38,000 miles on it and still had the original break shoes.

• This car will be used as a backup car, but can also be booked if you so choose.

 

Interesting Fact: LeSabre and all other 1959 Buicks not only got new names, but all-new styling as well, adopting the new GM B-
and C-body used on all of the corporation's full-sized cars (the larger C-body used in the Electra as well as the Oldsmobile 98 and all Cadillacs was basically a stretched out B-body). While Invicta and Electra/225

 

 In standard form, the engine delivered 250 horsepower with a two-barrel carburetor and 10.25 to 1 compression ratio (with Dynaflow transmission; Power steering and power brakes were optional and all 1959 Buicks used the unique 12-inch finned aluminum brake drums for improved stopping power that were originally introduced on the 1957 Roadmaster.

 

 

A REMINDER

*In order for both cars being as close as possible to the original state of manufacture, we have decided not to add air conditioning.

 

*We reserve the right to change cars, should there be an unexpected problems with the car you had originally selected.

*Cover image by Kevin Trowbridge

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We are flexible to customize any tour to your exact liking. Please let us know how we can help you making an unforgettable experience.

 

Location

Kelowna, BC, Canada

 

Phone

 +1 250 807 7939

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