: Cadillac Caribou... l@@ky!



blackcadmatt
04-18-07, 06:18 PM
For sale in Belgium!

http://www.cbodydrydock.com/forum_viewtopic.php?8.33877.0#33880

What coachmaker built them? I LIKE IT!

The DryDock is a great forum, geared towards C-Body Mopar folk. I had a few of them, luv'd my 440's, too!

Jonas McFeely
04-19-07, 03:24 AM
Ive seen a '80-'89 Brougham that looked the same way.I think it was on Ebay.Apparently a funeral flower car.

mortis08
04-19-07, 09:37 AM
most flower cars i have seen are built on the fourdoor coachbuilder chasis, and even though it has a bed and is only a two door, it still has the four doors. I believe the spare is behind one of the back doors in the floor like a hearse. And most i have seen is all stainless steel out back. i have seen pics of ones like this one without the stainless bed, maybe just a cheaper one from a different builder? Interesting!

brougham_geezer
04-20-07, 12:32 AM
This is not a flowercar or a vehicle intended for funeral use, but a Cadillac pick-up conversion made by a private company or coach builder. There was a topic about this not long ago, here's a link to some known builders of caddy pickups: http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_txt/Drm70-74.htm

Here's a quote from the site:

"

Caribou Motor Company (USA) Cadillac custom Caribou pick-up on DeVille chassis, SSA 1992, p.30. CLC member, Tim Pawl, who is also curator of the CLC's Museum and Research Center, owns a 1974 Caribou, several years ago he contacted company that produced them; their records were supposedly lost in a flood. The person he talked to remembered that about 90-94 were produced in 1974, and perhaps as many as 275-300 total over the period from 1972-1976. Tim says also that another version of the Caribou was produced circa 1980-84. Over the past few years, Tim recalls that a dozen or so of the 1972-1976 versions have shown up on eBay and elsewhere. There was an article about the cars in Motor Trend Magazine circa May or September, 1975. These are very rare cars; their cost, when new, was supposedly $ 20,000 over the base $11,000 Coupe DeVille price or approx. $30,000. Typical ones today [2003-2004] have been going for $12,000 to $20,000. "

pictures from the page:

http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_ima/Dr73crb2.jpg

http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_ima/Dr73crib.jpg

Neat find though, and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them. :) The conversion looks very sleek and the car is a gorgeous color.

Old Fleetwood
04-20-07, 04:13 PM
- - - and look where Chevy's el Camino came from -
Cadillac's show car of 1954!