Hooniverse Weekend Edition – A Cadillac Pickup via Bangshift.com


A quick posting, but check out this weird and wonderful Cadillac Eldorado Seville that has been converted to a pickup truck….. One more image after the jump…

According to Brian Lohnes over at Bangshift.com:

Intrepid BangShift reader Eagle Kammback was cruising the streets in his native New Jersey when he came upon what may be the single greatest roadside find in the history of the internet. This is an early 1980s Cadillac Eldorado that someone lopped the back off of and mounted what appears to be a Chevy stepside truck bed on. Honestly, have you seen a more garishly incredible car on the side of the road than this one?

We’re going to take a wild ass guess and say that this car was probably built as a funeral flower car.. It obviously was not fitted with the stepside bed from day one, but the way that the front was professionally cut and mated with what looks to be the “back wall” of a truck cab indicated to us that the work was not done by a hobbiest lunatic. A professionally educated and trained lunatic, yes.
It looks to us like the headache rack behind the cab is actually the headboard from a bed.

See the original posting over at Bangshift.com……. Wow!

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  1. Texan_idiot25 Avatar
    Texan_idiot25

    I just love the extra effort put into insuring that the Cadillac tail lights are present.

  2. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Damn that's ugly. On the positive side, you've only got half a Seville now.

  3. west_coaster Avatar
    west_coaster

    Well, it's okay, but not as cool as the one Curtis drove in The Blues Brothers

  4. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    Considering what a stock second-generation Seville looked like, I'd have to say that the results of this custom job are neutral. Maybe even an improvement.

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar
      Smells_Homeless

      Potentially useful, at least.

  5. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
    Mad_Hungarian

    Absotively, posilutely no way was that a flower car, no self respecting funeral home would do that. This is someone with good bodywork skills (or willing to pay such a person) who wanted an El Camino with Twilight Sentinel and Guide-Matic. The bed headboard is there just to make sure you understand how redneck this vehicle is. As if we need any help in that department.

    1. OA5599 Avatar
      OA5599

      I agree. The fuel filler above the license plate (where a stock license plate would have concealed the filler on a stock Seville) looks like too much of a kludge for a real flower car, as does the lower valence with dual exhaust outlet cutouts.
      On the other hand, if I wanted a Sevilleamino and was already starting with a FWD chassis, I'm pretty sure the final result would have a tandem rear axle.

  6. Black Steelies Avatar

    And it seems Eagle Kammback's Eagle kammback is in the first pic. I used to frequent bangshift, that needs to start happening again.

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