Yes, there really was a beautiful custom in 1979 called the Pierre Cardan Edition. I paid $25.00 for the 6 page brochure, 10 years ago. I have no clue how many were made, but they folded after a year. It was a work of art! Custom front & rear ends, Custom Interior, paint, wheels & more. Car was 100% repainted in custom colors and it had a unique back end with full width taillamps that rode op high on the trunl lid, and an Olds Toronado front end with a Caddy grille and so many custom touchs you didn't know where to look. The overall look was very restrained, nothing flashy. They were horribly expensive! The price of a full loaded Eldo & another one again... Saw 1 for sale in Hemmings like 10 years ago for $27,000 !
Mom had a '79 and an '82. Beautiful cars. Dad totalled the '79 (not his fault) and it was a damn shame. It had the Olds 350 and kicked major ass for such a heavy car. The '82 was prettier, but of course, HT4100.
I love the look of that era Eldo, but I absolutely hate the look of the Pierre Cardin custom job.