From the moment they debuted, 1959 Cadillacs were a hit, and they’ve only continued to grow in popularity ever since. Their large size and aerospace-inspired features make them some of the most outrageous cars ever built, and ever likely to be built.

Over the years, we’ve featured a few in the pages of both NZV8 and New Zealand Classic Car, none however as impressive as that belonging to Zane and Penney Ratcliffe.

You can check out the full story on the car in our NZV8 Beach Hop 2016 Annual, but there’s so much to the car that we just couldn’t include in the pages, so check out our gallery of build pics and extra pics below.

Is there any better built Cadillac in the country? 

Read the full feature on this vehicle in the NZV8 Beach Hop 2016 Annual. Pick up your copy below:

Todd Wylie

Todd Wylie has been involved with NZV8 magazine since before the first issue was printed, and has been the editor for the last eight years. Growing up in the heyday of the Jap-import scene, he's not adverse to Japanese vehicles, having worked for NZ Performance Car previously, as well as owning a few well-known examples. These days he cruises at a slower pace in a 1956 Cadillac Coupe and dreams of building a Model A tudor.