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History 1950 Cadillac - Custom - QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by BigPeter, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. BigPeter
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
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    from Tucson

    I stumbled upon the following car.

    1950 Cadillac chassis and mechanicals. Caddy parts from 1950-1956.

    Owner says it made the car show rounds in the 1960s but doesnt know the builder. He also thought it was in a few magazines.

    Anyone recognize the car and who the builder might be? Or have an old magazine with it spotlighted?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Peter
     

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  2. 51_special
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    looks a lot like one of the original GM motorama cars. not sure but maybe the great Rik Hoving can help out a bit more
     
  3. BigPeter
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    Who's Rik Hoving? :)
     
  4. 51_special
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    [​IMG]
    looks a lot like this one but obviously different year so maybe someone got the idea to build their own after seeing this or they got a hold of the original and "updated" it.
     
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  6. Nads
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    Did you buy it? I was looking at the ad but I thought the car was just too expensive. I think it was built by an individual or a custom shop, it looks very well done, it is not a GM built car. It is still very cool indeed.
     
  7. lucky
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    I think it has a fighting chance if one were to bring the windshield and front bumper/grill into better proportions with the smaller body...ie; chop windshield a few inches, and tuck and thin the front bumper/grill..it's just too massive for the much smaller scale of the body
     
  8. Nads
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    Agreed, I'd still drive it just the way it is but that interior is terrible
     
  9. lucky
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    this is a crappy photoshop, but along the lines of what I was getting at. the bumper was tough to do because of the viewpoint angles, etc...anyway
     

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  10. Leebo!
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    I would snatch it up as is, if I could afford it. Dig it regardless what the history is!
     
  11. Also favors the 1953 Cadillac Lemans Motorama car a bit with the flat sides and scoops in the rear 1/4's.
     

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  12. hendo0601
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    I would snatch that up in a hurry! Thats a really cool car! Im really digging the paint color.

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  13. Nads
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    The guy was asking $50,000 for it, that's too much, if it was in the $20,000-25,000 range it might be worth it.
     
  14. hendo0601
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    Holy balls....50k? Unless he can provide documentation that both the president and the pope both owned it at the same time...not worth it!

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  15. squeaky32
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    i pull this ad up everytime im on cl and look at it, as cool as it is, i dont feel its worth what they want, its not that cool.
     
  16. john worden
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    Welcome to the HAMB Peter.
     
  17. Thee1pope
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    This Looks Like one of the four 1953 Cadillac Le mans concept cars: One of the concept cars crafted for the 1953 GM Motorama was the Cadillac Le Mans, a sporty yet elegant car with a single bench seat. Among the many noteworthy features of the metallic silver-blue fiberglass show car was a modified 331 V-8 said to produce 250hp thanks, at least in part, to dual four-barrel carburetors; this was 20 horsepower more than a stock 331.
    Ultimately, three more Le Mans' were built - two more for use as show cars and one for the president of Fisher Body, an entity of General Motors. Originally they were all painted the same metallic silver-blue as the first Le Mans. I would say this car has been restored with a new interior and exterior because from what I have found out is 3 of the cars were painted Blue & Silver and one of them was Re-Painted Black. Here is a web site I found with this info: http://1953cadillaclemans2.blogspot.com/2012/06/le-mans-2-nearly-forgotten.html#comment-form They also say that Buddy Holly used one in one of the Movies he was in.
     
  18. 40StudeDude
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    WHY is there always a critic of a car that was built 50 plus years ago...???

    R-
     
  19. atomickustom
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    Buddy Holly didn't use one, Gary Busey sat in one in the movie Buddy Holly Story (Was Buddy Holly even in any movies? I have no idea, but I do clearly remember Busey sitting in that car in the movie about Buddy Holly.)
     

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