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Motion Pictures Blues Brothers Cadillac El Camino????

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by perry1mj, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. perry1mj
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
    Posts: 24


    After watching the Blues Brothers for the hundredth time this weekend, It appears that when Cab Calloway's charactor Curtis is handing out fliers to the orphans, he's doing it from an El Camino type vehicle with a Cadillac front end? I did have the flu, so I might have been seeing things. I also picked up Gene Winfield's book and there was a company called traditional coach works that apparently made these in the late 70s the movie car looks earlier/cooler. If anybody could shed some on this I'd appreciate it. Fun fact in the closing prison scene the first inmate to jump on the tables in non other than Joe Walsh.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  2. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 2,018

    from Tacoma, WA

    Like Hearses, a lot of cadillacs were converted into "Flower Cars" for use in funeral processions. Its a tradition that goes back to the horse n' buggy days. The car you saw in the movie is likely one of those.

    Edit: Here's a pic I snagged from google showing them in use...
  3. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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  4. wallyringo
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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  5. Pharouh
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 437


    That must have been quite a funeral to have 2 flower cars!

    There's one in Alice's restaurant too.Mid 50's Caddy.
  6. [​IMG]

    This one was for sale in Quartzite Az last year. I think he's a little proud though.
  7. Southern Motors
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 34

    Southern Motors

    Looks like a 67 Cadillac flower car ?

  8. perry1mj
    Joined: Apr 25, 2010
    Posts: 24


    I'm impressed with the responses, it's totally a 67 Flower Car, The Internet Movie Car Database, which I just found out exists, even suggested the company that did the conversions. Great now I can add Flower Car to the things I didn't know I needed until today list.
  9. I've got a picture around here somewhere of a homemade one that a guy in the Mt. Vernon Washington area did. It was at the Swindlers Poker Run this fall. He used like a 63 sedan, and a 88-98 Chevy pickup back half of the cab, if I remember correctly. Sounds like a nightmare, but, he actually made something pretty nice out of two fairly plentiful and inexpensive pieces.
  10. Joe Walsh For President! Though I'm a bit disappointed that he hasn't run in the last couple elections. Maybe he sobered up! :rolleyes: At one time he promised that if elected the first thing he was going to do was rename the capitol to Walshington DC.

    Oh... And Chaka Khan is singing with the choir at the Triple Rock Church! :D
  11. Chrisbcritter
    Joined: Sep 11, 2011
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  12. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    theres a home made late 60-ealry 70's one ruuning around sw mo too.
  13. JP racing
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 13

    JP racing
    from south bay

    Evel Knievels had a Kustom Cadilac El camino in the late 70...:cool:
  14. [​IMG] There's a conversion called an eldorado long horn.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2013
  15. 64ONEOFF
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
    Posts: 378

    from Md.

    Cool cars, also one of THE BEST car chase movies ever made.

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