Lou Querusio
Naples, Florida
1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
Frame / Manufacturer stock / Cadillac
Wheelbase 130"
Modifications chassis boxed, filled and ground smooth, hidden lines and plumbing by Xtreme Restorations (Slatersville, RI)
Chassis plumbing stainless steel
Rearend / Ratio stock / 3.77:1
Rear suspension
Rear brakes Wilwood Engineering (Camarillo, CA) 10" disc, custom fitted
Front suspension Smoothed stock A-arms, RideTech ShockWave shocks with LevelPro self-leveling sensors, Xtreme Restorations modified stock spindles, custom antiroll bar
Front brakes '75 Cadillac 10" disc with custom brackets
Master cylinder Kugel Komponents (La Habra, CA) dual with 7" power booster
Front wheel make, size '58 Cadillac Sabre, 15x5
Rear wheel make, size '58 Cadillac Sabre, 15x5
Front tire make, size Goodyear Super Cushion, 6.70-15
Rear tire make, size Goodyear Super Cushion, 6.70-15
Other chassis items Wheels restored and plated by Valley Wire Wheels (Van Nuys, CA)
Make '59 Cadillac V-8
Displacement 390 ci
Machining / Assembly Richard Desautels at Xtreme Restorations / Richard Desautels
Cooling fan Northern (Willmar, MN) dual electric
Radiator Northern
Alternator Powermaster (West Chicago, IL) PowerGEN
Manifold / Induction '58 Cadillac Tri-power / Carter 2G built and plated by Holley Custom Speed Shop (Bowling Green, KY)
Ignition / Wires Joe Hunt (Rancho Cordova, CA) Magneto-look distributor / Taylor (Grandview, MO)
Headers stock
Exhaust / Mufflers custom-bent 2-1/4" steel / Dynomax (Monroe, MI)
Other engine facts Exhaust features city/country electric bypass cutouts, mufflers wrapped and welded smooth, custom plumbing and engine brackets all by Xtreme Restorations
Make '59 Cadillac four-speed automatic
Converter stock
Shifter Retrotek Speed (Hawthorne, CA) Smart Shift
Trans assembly Richard Desautels at Xtreme Restorations
Driveshaft Custom by Xtreme Restorations
Body style / Material coupe / steel
Body manufacturer Cadillac
Body mods custom side moldings, shaved, nosed, decked, smoothed floorpan, rear quarter-panels extended 3"
Hood stock molded to one-piece unit
Grille stock with custom accents
Bodywork Xtreme Restorations
Paint type / Color PPG (Strongsville, OH) / Soft Yellow, Vanilla Shake, Chateau Mauve Firemist
Painter Ken LaFlamme at Xtreme Restorations
Design Ken Washwell, Todd Lewis, and Jack Carroll
Headlights / Taillights T3 / stock
Outside mirror none
Bumpers stock front and rear smoothed and tucked with front plate area removed, rear bumper frenched and peaked on ends
Other body items driveshaft hump raised 4", smoothed firewall, custom filler panel from radiator to grille all by Xtreme Restorations, plating by Paul's Chrome (Evans City, PA)
Dashboard stock, custom colored in Plum
Insert / Gauges stock with custom-made radio delete / stock with custom tach added to look factory by Xtreme Restorations
Stereo / Speakers Kenwood (Long Beach, CA) DNX8120 head unit with 7" touch-screen and twin Kicker (Stillwater, OK) amps / Kicker and Polk Audio installed by Rudy Desautels at Xtreme Restorations
Air conditioning Vintage Air (San Antonio, TX) with '60 Cadillac vents and custom faceplates
Insulation Dynamat (Hamilton, OH)
Wiring Painless (Ft. Worth, TX)
Steering wheel stock modified by Xtreme Restorations
Steering column stock, modified by Xtreme Restorations
Interior mirror none
Seats '60 Buick Electra 225 convertible front with custom rear buckets fashioned from stock '59 bench
Upholsterer Rick Trebino (Bellingham, MA)
Material / Color custom-dyed leather and brocade cloth / Chateau Mauve, plum
Carpet custom plum loop with stainless mat trim
Seatbelts '64 Chevrolet with custom Plum webbing
Other interior items Door panel's custom with custom moldings for interior and trunk, push button starter all by Xtreme Restorations