Ahead of its time. This predicted today’s Lariat Laramie F-550 sissy-ass fluffy luxury trucks of today.
Just the other day an Eldorado-based one came up on another forum and I said they’re deeply entwined with the stereotype of the rich Texas oilman (even if the conversion shop was based in Beverly Hills), then having a moment because of “Dallas”. Never mind the conversion cost alone being equal to the total cost of a fully-optioned El Camino (or a strippo K-20 that could actually stand up to oilfield use) on top of the stock Caddy. So, two cars for the price of one.
Or perhaps, better said: One car for the price of two!
That thing looks fantastic. I love it! Like the ultimate El Camino…
… or “Disco Turkey”, as the case may be. 🙂
(or maybe that’s just the males…)
Could this have been a flower car for a funeral home?
I’d say you’re correct. And, except for the wheels, a very nicely done flower car too.
Half the passenger capacity of an Escalade Crew Cab for probably quad the adjusted price. I can’t imagine the load difference. Then again, if you could pay for it and wanted it, it’s great that someone made it and got a profit.
Pretty stupid, I love it.
I wonder why the ad doesn’t show anyone working out of the back of it like many other pickup ads did. This might get a lot of attention parked out in front of the home center now days.
Or more liked parked at the marina, with some silver foxes unloading sail bags.
Not enough room for Jed and his kin folk’s move to Beverly.
But there’s enough room to find out if Ellie May really does!
Love it. The roof blends into the fins perfectly. Looks like a factory-designed ute.
Nice looking ute what was the carrying capacity in kgs
Nice overhang of the roof over the load bed. Needs a hatchback.
That’s an interesting hatchback pickup truck bed topper, do you have any info on who/when/where it was made? In all my years buying/selling unusual vehicles, I’ve never seen one before.
I prefer the mid 1950’s flower cars but this does look pretty nice .
CPO!!! Original owner was Jethro Bodine from The Beverly Hillbillies.
I’ve seen plenty of Cadillac pickup trucks, but this is the first one I’ve seen with an actual fold down tailgate. Most of these Cadillac conversions have either a fixed tailgate, or one that lifts off.
I suspect this will take a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood or 8′ 2×4 studs, all the other Caddy pickups I’ve seen can’t do this.
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