1979 Cadillac Eldorado

1979 “Dia de los Muertos” Cadillac Eldorado (10th Generation Cadillac)

This fun and weekly-used, car has undergone a facelift and a little upgrade.

The roof was removed from the 1979 Cadillac coupe and changed to topless.  It was modified and custom built to my plan & vision, by the Corbett brothers. The side windows, door handles & stock mirrors have been removed as well. It has been strongly reinforced in the engine bay & floor to prevent door and body sag. It was painted satin black throughout including the bumpers.

The 368ci, L62 engine overhaul and the replacement of the Cadillac (DEFI) TBI fuel system with a more user-friendly, 4-barrel intake and traditional Edelbrock 600 cfm carb, was done by Dave Corbett. Body mods and the refinish was done by Harry Corbett. 

The “Dia de los Muertos” LOWLIFE airbrush-artwork on the trunk was done by George Hunt. Mexican blankets cover the rear seats to give the complimentary look.  A Mack-truck mascot on the hood,  replaces the stock laurel-leaf, Caddy one.

And there is the obligatory DEADHEAD sticker on the Cadillac !!!

Its has been refurbed due to extensive damage caused by the careless use paint stripper during the initial preparation. The matt finish has been changed to a gloss black. We are thinking of refurbing the engine bay as well and repainting the valve covers red flake.