Ever since my ‘88 Cadillac post, I couldn’t help but wonder what an ’85-’88 de Ville would have looked like with more Cadillac-like proportions. Most commenters felt that the space between the back of the front wheelwell and the front edge of the door was too short. With that in mind, I went to work. The final result of cutting and pasting Paul’s photo of the Tercel and Coupe de Ville is shown above.
Here’s the original photo for comparison’s sake.
Did I make it better or worse? I think it does improve the looks, and the pseudo-hardtop look on the modified version makes it look more like a luxury car.
Still too small for a Caddy? How about this Sedan de Ville with an even longer nose?
I decided to give it a try after posting this altered Seville with fender skirts on Mr. Tactful’s Seville article.
And just for fun, how about a long wheelbase hardtop Fifth Avenue? Yes, I like fender skirts on luxury cars.