: Name That Cadillac...



lowscola
04-20-04, 03:48 PM
What do you all know about this Caddy...

http://www.autotrend.com/pic/9888.jpg

http://www.michaelp.org/photos/cars/pebble2002/concours/1959_cadillac_cyclone_convertible_side_profile.jpg

http://www.michaelp.org/photos/cars/pebble2002/concours/1959_cadillac_cyclone_convertible.jpg

http://www.barchetta.cc/All.Ferraris/images/0986/cadillac-cyc-3.jpg

CADDYBLACK99
04-20-04, 03:59 PM
1959 Cadillac Cyclone Caddy concept car. In the era of turbine inspired vehicles. 325 BHP V8 Front wheel drive.

JJhomer83
04-20-04, 03:59 PM
1959 Cadillac Cyclone Caddy concept car. In the era of turbine inspired vehicles.
DAMN that was quick you are good,

lowscola
04-20-04, 04:05 PM
And you guys think your Northstars run hot...these babies really cook.

...and yeah that was pretty quick.

BeelzeBob
04-20-04, 05:12 PM
Wow! That's cool-looking.. And yes, that was quick! You know your Cadillac stuff, CaddyBlack!

CADDYBLACK99
04-20-04, 08:32 PM
Never underestimate the power of the internet!

....Thank you....Thank you very much! (sorry Elvis!)

lowscola
12-01-04, 01:34 PM
Lets see who gets this one...

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/500/2874guess_3_f.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/500/2874guess_2_r.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/photopost/data/500/2874guess_1_s.jpg

Katshot
12-01-04, 01:45 PM
And you guys think your Northstars run hot...these babies really cook.

...and yeah that was pretty quick.

He said turbine "inspired" not "powered".

DopeStar 156
12-01-04, 01:50 PM
Damn, they had some weird ideas of the future in the 50's.

lowscola
12-01-04, 02:05 PM
He said turbine "inspired" not "powered".

Yeah your right, but GM did have some real turbine "powered" ones too, the Firebirds I - III...

barge master
12-01-04, 08:26 PM
The black one looks like it has Ghia design, but I can't say I've ever seen it. Am I on the right track?

Andrew60SP
12-01-04, 10:29 PM
Nice. I believe they did actually call it the Cadillac Ghia.

Here's one:
http://www.sfu.ca/~ajgee/guess1.jpg
http://www.sfu.ca/~ajgee/guess2.jpg

juiceE
12-02-04, 12:03 PM
^ what is that blurred out on the door panel?

Stoneage_Caddy
12-02-04, 12:32 PM
something to do with its name , its a mid 80s PPG Cart pace car ....id say 87-88 , just before they rolled out voyage and solataire

now that ive looked into it is was done in 85 On a cimmaron chassis ...Dual Cowl Phaeton


next my turn !!!!
Showing the Idea for the Evoq and XLR are nothing new .....
http://www.car-nection.com/yann/Dbas_drm/ls2cv2.jpg

Andrew60SP
12-02-04, 09:19 PM
Damn, I had to look that one up! :D
LaSalle II

Here's another:
http://www.sfu.ca/~ajgee/guess3.jpg

Stoneage_Caddy
12-02-04, 10:41 PM
i just found out about that one earlier , pretty neat car ...i wont say nothin yet tho

Ralph
12-02-04, 10:50 PM
Damn, I had to look that one up! :D
LaSalle II

Here's another:
http://www.sfu.ca/~ajgee/guess3.jpg

That's not a Caddy, that's an early Lambo! :suspect:

Stoneage_Caddy
12-03-04, 12:06 AM
nope its a caddy , drivetrain is from a 500cid eldo ....just mounted in the rear

Ralph
12-03-04, 12:09 AM
nope its a caddy , drivetrain is from a 500cid eldo ....just mounted in the rear

Whatever it is, I'm betting on 1970's.

jcp123
12-03-04, 01:15 AM
Looks like a custom body mounted on the '68-70 Eldo platform

lowscola
12-03-04, 10:40 AM
The black one looks like it has Ghia design, but I can't say I've ever seen it. Am I on the right track?

Yep. That is one of two 1953 Cadillac Ghia's. That particular one above was owned by Rita Hayworth and resides in Danville, CA. The other one is in LA's Peterson Museum.

CADDYBLACK99
12-03-04, 01:43 PM
Dam! Lowscola beat me!
Here' the full story.

1953 CADILLAC GHIA COUPE ID.#536253053 GIACINTO GHIA WAS APPRENTICED AS A YOUNG MAN AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY TO A CARRIAGE BUILDER BUT SOON HIS HOMETOWN OF TURIN WAS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS THE CENTER OF ITALY’S INFANT AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY AND GHIA WAS LURED TO IT. AFTER YEARS OF WORK IN ALL PHASES OF THIS RAPIDLY GROWING INDUSTRY, HE AND A PARTNER STARTED IN THEIR OWN BUSINESS DOING WHAT GHIA HAD ALREADY GAINED A REPUTATION FOR, COACHBUILDING. HIS TALENT BECAME WIDESPREAD EARNING NOT ONLY AWARDS BUT A TITLED AND ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENTELE AS WELL, WHICH HELPED FLOURISHING ENTERPRISE UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF HIS FACTORY DURING WORLD WAR II. FOLLOWING HIS DEATH AT THE AGE OF 56 IN 1944, HIS WIDOW PERSUADED FELICE MARIO BOANO TO TAKE OVER THE COMPANY AND HE DECLARED HIS AIM OF ADHERING TO GHIA’S ORIGINAL PHILOSOPHY OF PRODUCING CARS IN LIMITED NUMBERS BUT OF VERY HIGH QUALITY. SUCH A CAR IS BEING PRESENTED, ONE OF TWO MADE, AND OWNED BY MOVIE ACTRESS RITA HAYWORTH. THIS FLAMBOYANT DESIGN ON AMERICA’S PREMIER LUXURY CAR CHASSIS EARNED A COVER PHOTO ON AN ISSUE OF ROAD & TRACK MAGAZINE AND, IN ITS RESTORED STATE, THIS CADILLAC IMMEDIATELY DRAWS A CROWD WHEREVER DISPLAYED.

Found Here:http://www.blackhawkcollection.com/index.cfm?key=859&action=details&tab=inventory

Ralph
12-03-04, 02:27 PM
Looks like a custom body mounted on the '68-70 Eldo platform

Ya, the rims are a dead giveaway for about 1970 or so imo.

CADDYBLACK99
12-03-04, 04:56 PM
That's not a Caddy, that's an early Lambo! :suspect:
I'm with Ralph on this one. My best guess is early 70' Lambo ESPADA OR JARAMA

Ralph
12-03-04, 07:24 PM
I'm with Ralph on this one. My best guess is early 70' Lambo ESPADA OR JARAMA

Well, I was sort of being sarcastic in a joking way. I'm sure it was a prototype Caddy because I tried to cheat and magnify the placard in front of it and it does say "Cadillac ??????" But looking at the rims, it does look like an early Eldo/Tornado style? I think?

C'mon Stoney/Andrew, give it up!

Andrew60SP
12-04-04, 05:12 AM
It's a 1970 Cadillac NART

From Cadillac Database:

Zagato (Italy) special Cadillac Eldorado rear-engined, 2-door, 2+2 sport roadster built for the son of N.Y. Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti, well-known racing driver who headed the North American Racing Team N.A.R.T., hence the car came to be known as the NART, by Zagato. The engine was Cadillac's standard 472 c.i., 375 HP unit mounted "in reverse" to propel the car from the rear [Zagato claimed that the car would deliver 400 HP - and the air cleaner carried a decal to that effect]. The aluminum spider type body, designed by Luigi Chinetti Jr. and built by the Italian coach builder, Zagato, to Luigi's specifications, featured an inward curving rear window and modified 1967/68 Eldorado wheel covers (in fact, I was long convinced that it was a 1967 model until I got from Zagato in the early eighties a photo of the designer's drawing dated 1970; in that photo the car is shown with special, alloy wheels). GM participated to some extent in the project but dropped out in 1969 owing to the numerous production delays and the economic difficulties of 1969. The car was shown at Turin [photos] and New York, where orders were taken. However, only one car was ever built. It was acquired in 1987 by Melvin A. Olshansky of Glencoe, IL and restored over a period of 2˝ years by Mill Creek Motors and Upholstery Unlimited of Clinton, IO [articles in unknown French magazine and, more recently, in CA, 8/92]

ben72227
12-04-04, 10:15 PM
Okay, this one may be tricky for you, since its not even an *actual* Cadillac, but rather a kind of "hybrid" between a Chevy Corvette and a Cadillac.....

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_mov/72Corvo1.jpg

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_mov/72Corvo3.jpg

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/DBas_drm/1972/corvorad.jpg

Ralph
12-04-04, 10:31 PM
Okay, this one may be tricky for you, since its not even an *actual* Cadillac, but rather a kind of "hybrid" between a Chevy Corvette and a Cadillac.....

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_mov/72Corvo1.jpg

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_mov/72Corvo3.jpg

http://www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/DBas_drm/1972/corvorad.jpg

Remember those "Pimp" Caddies from "Live and Let Die?" That's what the first two looks like and I read that Roger Moore liked it so much he ordered one to take back to England in 1973.

Stoneage_Caddy
12-05-04, 01:00 AM
Corvarado ? think i read that one the other day looking stuff up too

of all the intolerable deaths of a 73 vette , that by far is the worst ....thought we had rules in this country about cruel and unusual punishment

Good thing that didnt become the XLR ....