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AA Autoparts and Frank Di Rosa This is what happens to a Coupe de Ville when its smoke too much of the Mexican This car’s top was removed; it was channeled, sectioned and shortened 18 Frank Di Rosa did the preparatory on this Cadster (Cadillac the pearl-white and lilac paint job was by Art Himsl. Bidding at a recent reached $130,000 but did not meet the reserve. This from auction catalog: Most car have heard the name D#146;Agostino. His talent, skill, and creativity have produced a of fabulous customs that lots of enjoyment and inspiration for car In 30 years he has created some 50 customs. His cars have referred to as wild and #147;Hollywood#148;, but are reminiscent of the famous Motorama cars. All of his creations reached level of fame, particularly Marilyn, John#146;s 1953 Eldorado, thrilled audiences time she was shown. Marilyn is a designed and executed interpretation of the 1953 Eldorado convertible. The is one of Mr. D#146;Agostino#146;s most famous Built in 2000, John designed the car and oversaw the countless (an estimated 4,000) and resources were poured into his John#146;s partners on the project Val and Gar Tompkins, and Steve White of AA (the world’s largest auto recycler) in Brentwood, The Cadster started its life as a Cadillac Coupe de Ville. it is a long way from home as it is now a two roadster. Overall, it was shortened 30 and 17 inches were removed the frame behind the doors. The was chopped five inches, six inches, and channeled three It has a Motorama style, severely custom built wraparound The tapered tail sets off the Caddy fins beautifully. The and molded nose, with its low air intake, and floating chrome flanked by quad headlights like a shark who is ready to The sweeping, modified wheel contain roadster vintage wheels and classic whitewalls. The bodywork is metal and the craftsmanship is awesome. The interior is trimmed in white Swedish leather and is with dual bucket and a beautiful dash. Cadster is in custom-mixed duPont lavender and pearl paint applied and with consummate skill by painter Art Himsl. Mr. Himsl blended a cove, reminiscent of the Corvettes. Cadster made its show debut at the Grand Roadster Show in 2000, it was declared Best Custom. in May 2000, it is was judged World’s Beautiful Custom at the Golden Sacramento Autorama and America’s Beautiful Custom at the Sacramento Motorsports show at the California Center. After garnering awards Cadster was sent on the to make more jaws on tour with World of One final testament to Cadster#146;s appeal is the fact

that it was

proudly displayed at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. is not just a creation in the shape of a car it is an actual running and driving car can be enjoyed on public roads. V8 power, power steering, brakes and an excellent sound by Pioneer, Cadster deserves to be in ultimate style.

All that is of the original ’59 Cadillac car are the drive train and. the tail-lights

Same or very car

Caldwell, Rebecca (USA) Cathedral is actually a 1971 hearse, but modified with Cadillac tail fins. on top is a VW beetle and metal armatures fiber glass. It is a rolling, Cathedral, complete with buttresses, stained glass windows and gargoyles.

D’Agostino, (USA) I couldn’t resist these two, showing off the of skilled custom coach John d’Agostino. On John’s web you can read this about the car shown here, the Tribute to Elvis owned over 200 in his lifetime, many of which gifts. He had a great love for Elvis and Cadillac were synonymous — when you of Elvis, you thought Cadillac, and versa. We have chosen the Eldorado Seville Cabriolet for two it [the 1959 Cadillac] is the #1 Cadillac in the world and it is associated Elvis in 1959, when hairstyles, white suede and peg pants were in fashion. The Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet the Eldorado Seville base car here] was the most EXPENSIVE car in the United States at the time. 975 ’59 Eldorados [the coupe version] were at a then-staggering price. This be the ONLY 1959 Cadillac Seville in the world [. to be converted to a convertible top] . We designed a Seville (only ONE in existence) a similar half-top Eldorado was designed and built by Gordon Glover, circa 1963-64 below)] and decided to make it a with a 3-position top. all up, all or 3/4 Cabriolet roof. Kustom included a 3 chopped top, shortened 18 with kustom above the rear seating chrome bullet grille, and a period perfect air ride This stunning car consists of 100 carats of pavй diamonds and and 10 carats of amethyst stone set in silver custom cast crests all inlaid in metal on Elvis tribute Cadillac. and hand-shaped out of solid bronze were 2 Landau irons on side of the cabriolet top, are then set with solid 14 gold Signature D’Agostino surrounded by diamonds and amethyst

This blue, half-top Seville is called A Tribute to


[ Photos: Internet, Rides web site ]

Deporter, (USA) This page was not for hot rods and the like, but I could not this one. Named Bad Cad . it was in the early nineties; the chassis and train were upgraded in It is powered by a 542 cu. in. Rodeck engine Dart 360 solid aluminum 1471 Kobelco supercharger, bird catcher on alcohol. It has a B J Big Boy 4 speed transmission, air shifted. It has a 3 Crower glide clutch, clutch can with starter and a Fab 9 rear axle with engineering components. There are discs on the rear, and Strange on the front. It has a steel body a tilt front end. The base is 130.

Above: one hot, pink rod Bad Cad

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Fisher/Fleetwood? (USA) Special Le Mans roadster [#4 of four to special order]) was returned to the styling studios in 1959 for by its owner, J.E. Bud Goodman, CEO of Body. Besides receiving new and rear clips, including headlights, at that time, car was fitted out with the new Tri-Power featuring three double-barreled It received lower fender air a lower, flatter hood on the former, ornamental fins removed and replaced with a V and crest; the imitation trunk also were removed. seen this car offered for on the Internet for a MILLION dollars.

on this car in SSA 1984, pp.22-25, issue CCON . p.29 , . p.102, SIA #169, 2/99. I many photos (including a of color photos, taken the 1959 modifications, from the Styling library, 9/94). also in McC p.311. This Le Mans is featured in an article on the GM in Automobile magazine for August

Owing to the sheer bulk of the Le Mans roadster file, includes a large number of I have created a special for it. Click here .

(Above and Good shots of the revised and rear clips

This is an attempt to replicate the 1953 Le Mans roadster;

it combines of the original with others the above, modified car

Fisher/ (USA) [. ] This, in fact, is a model, but looks like a car owing to its custom fin treatment; is interesting about it is that it is one of five special 1958 Biarritz convertibles which, the 1950 Le Sabre . were with a rain sensor to the top and all windows if a single rain fell on that sensor; one of rare cars was offered for by Kruse in August 1996; two of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, Inc. own one of they are Don S. Pike and John W. [see 1997 membership according to Cadillac enthusiast, Nadon, a Mr. Rick Raciborski of also owns one [it seems he the silver-blue car from the previous he too offered it for sale in the Self magazine of the CLC in August, 2008, for I have it from Russian Andy Chrisanfov of Moscow’s Review newspaper that the red car is the one he saw on display (in 2003) at Classic and Collectibles . 304 S.Pinelas Ave. Springs, FL. The car features a Goddess ornament, similar to the one used on the 1959 Eldorado Brougham . on display were one of the two 1938 White House security as well as a 1958 E ldorado . All three cars are referred to in the as being a part of Al Wiseman’s . Mr. Wiseman’s cars were sold at auction; this car fetched $330,000.

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