Photographed in Burke, Virginia in June 2018.
Because the regular Escalade isn’t enough of a contradiction of traditional Cadillac “values”.
I rather like this in a weird way. But it makes sense; smack something with your C-3500 and there’s no point in limiting yourself to front clips from other Chevrolet or GMC pickups.
Now lowering it is another story entirely….
Subtract the value of takeoff parts from an uncrashed truck and that’s no more expensive, exc that the uncrashed truck probably also doesn’t need those parts painted.
I used to think lowered pickups were kind of silly. But then I got to thinking about the lowrider pickup the landscaping crew that maintains my neighbor’s lawn uses. A lot of other landscapers drive around in big pickups towing trailers with their equipment on it, while the bed remains completely empty. I think that’s even sillier in a way, but I understand they probably do it because new pickups have such high liftovers. By lowering it, these guys have probably actually made their truck more useful for their purpose. They can easily load their mowers into the bed, and it probably still has enough payload capacity to carry a couple of mowers and leaf blowers.
Just goes to show how easy it is to make money with just a few changes.
Cimarron one ton.
There must be a market for luxury branded pick ups
Needs more bling!
Why the heck not? I think a late Ranchero with a basket handle T-Bird clip is kinda cool.
These days, many (most?) people wouldn’t know there was anything different.
It would be cool. And all of us would know the difference and cherish it. I like them better than the original. Look at this well executed beauty!
Or better yet, the Montchero.
When you’re all about the Pickup truck lifestyle but want to look somewhat fancy too.
It’s not that fancy when you realize that the interior is probably still all Chevy, or that the first gen Escalade was all Chevy with a new front clip and some extra fake woodgrain dashboard in the first place, so even if you swapped the interior for a Caddy it would still be all Chevy. The entire existence of the Escalade is little more than a cheap rebadge. Not saying it’s not selling, but that’s what it is. Americans never learn.
You sure you didn’t sneak into my town and snap this?
The “stuck an Escalade front end from Pick-a-Part on my Chebby” is a popular conversion here in Madera, California. You follow it up with Caddy badges on the tailgate and Caddy rimz and you are golden boy.
I actually rather like this rig. (ducks shoe) Its’ got a lot of presence and is kinda cool. (ducks rotten tomatoes)
Come to think of it, I can see this being popular in your neck of the woods!
A part of me likes this too. The first generation Escalade was actually rather subtle… which made it ridiculous as a vehicle, but for a face transplant donor onto a C-3500, it kind of works.
I kind of like it too. And with a full load I could tell people that it is Escaladen. (Hides behind Heath as more rotten fruit is thrown).
I have seen several regular-cab Silverados with Escalade front clips around here in eastern PA. Obviously basic work trucks or LT trims that someone wanted to add personalization too. I don’t hate it.
Such…uhh…class! What could be better than to be “topped” off with a old LEAR truck cap, that I designed 1981-82??!! 🙂 DFO
Clicking on this from the mobile version of the site, I was disappointed not to see an Escalade with dual rear wheels… Now there’s a challenge!
I love cars subtle enough to make you 2nd look them
I like it. Swap in the rest of the Escalade interior and front seats and the leather rear seat from an LT extended cab to complete the “conversion.”
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