From the imaginarium of paulvaranasi
It is a French land submarine.
Best comment of the week. +1
Car-based SUVs are so popular these days, and this one has about 9,386 times the personality of all the rest put together.
Meet George Jettson…
What the !?
In other news, the Citroen DS got in bed with Cadillac!
That was my first thought! But I think the caddy had a suburban for a grandpa.
A 1960 Caddy without fins? Blasphemy!
Pillarless hard top or not, that is an abomination! Can you imagine the rear door sag on that thing, not to mention the size of the back glass? At least the doors are huge enough to swallow the whole window!
Don’t take it so literally; it’s not like it got or would get actually built. No sense of humor on Monday morning? 🙂
Paul, not taking it seriously at all, it’s just that as a paperboard structural designer, I look at some things a bit differently! Actually I got a big kick out of it, thinking “What if…?”
That is pretty cool! It certainly invokes some aspects of the clamshell GM wagons that would arrive in ’71, the Olds Custom Cruiser in particular.
There were several wagon show cars in the ’50 and early ’60s that were vying for how to package a family rec room on wheels before the little issue of seatbelts and crashworthiness cropped up. This fits right in with some of those designs.
The 1964 Ford Aurora……
Now that’s what I’d call a clamshell
Whoa. . . a ’78 Cutlass Salon went back in time and had a one night stand with a ’60 Cadillac? No way. . .
Talk about suicide doors. Or instead of gullwings, think condor-wings.
You’d need the whole lane to be clear before opening those rear flappers.
Unless one just oozes out the chemi-green paint through osmosis.
The rear doors could be sliders like a van.
Coupe de Range? 🙂
I could picture Chip Foose or Danny Koker ( from the show Counting Cars ) building something like this.
A ride like that would be a hit at the SEMA show.
It could have been the clamshell tailgate concept vehicle.
nope… take the fins off that kind of Cadillac and you’ve lost the reason for it’s existence… it’s like building a stretch limo Miata. it could be done…but why?
Thank God it never got built.
Well shoot ;
I like it , I hope someone does build it as I’d be keen to see how the details and hard bits got sorted out .
Admittedly I first looked & thought ” ?! WTH ?! ” .
But it grew on me in a matter of moments .
Paul does some really interesting stuff, but I’m scratching my head on that rear door.
Maybe its not a door, but rather the entire rear end of the car lifts up!
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