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1953 Cadillac Custom

Construction began on this 1953 Cadillac known as “Tequila Sunset” in Australia in 2007. The original builder was inspired by the early 50’s GM Motorama cars designed by Harley Earl. The Roadster began life as a coupe, prior to being chopped, channeled, shaved, sectioned and having it’s roof removed. Our customer purchased this car looking cool, however, it was far from finished. We upgraded and added air ride suspension from RideTech. The car is powered by an 350 GM crate engine with aluminum heads with a 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission. The engine compartment was freshened up with a March billet front drive, custom valve covers, polished firewall, intake and carburetor. We sorted through various mechanical issues with the steering, suspension, brakes and electrical to make this one very fun cruiser. We installed real wood flooring to resemble the deck of a boat with custom made floor mats to go on top. All of the leather was stitched up in-house from custom ordered hides. A push button shifter and starter button were added to the console under a leather covered sliding door. A custom steering wheel from CON2R finished off the interior. This car grabs attention everywhere, has plenty of power and is fun to drive.