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Mi Casa Es Su Casa de Eldorado

Robert Emslie October 28, 2009 Terrible Ideas 15 Comments

Yeah, If I was driving that, I'd stop at a bar too.

Hemmings comes up with some odd-ball stuff from time to time, and today’s find is one of the oddest. Yeah, that’s an Eldorado Shooting-Brake with a pair of lovely caddy humps on the fenders pretending to cover the dual spares.

Hemmings says that it was a George Barris creation, named Casa de Eldorado, and based on a ’68 Eldo. It was originally pitched to singer Dean Martin, possibly because he was known to be lit most of the time and Barris figured he could get a check out of the inebriated crooner.

Go check out Hemmings for more description and pictures, or just gaze at the shot above in wide wonder at the machinations of thought that could arrive at such a beast.

Hat tip to Noonz for the link!

  • Yeah, the fender humps are lame. Avert your eyes. The rest of this car is just plain gorgeous. Needs to be black, though. A hearse for dwarves.

  • I really was going to not say anything, as this is not that attractive. It doesn't look that horrendous, until you look at the stuck on spare humps. That's when it spirals into WTF was someone thinking territory. <img src

    Personally, I love it. I would love to move to Las Vegas and own this car. There is no way anyone would think you were anything but an old Las Vegas legend. "Do you know who I am? I'm Dean Fucking Martin. I own this town. Now don't fucking hassle me again, or I'll have your badge."

    I somehow imagine the cupholders in this car look more like this:
    <img src="http://www.dineart.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/Wine-flight-holders%2080.jpg&quot; width="350">

    • How funny, I have beer pilsners that match those wine glasses. They're a bitch to clean, too.