In the realm of delicious custom builds, we’re not sure if this machine here can be beaten; you may remember this 1939 Cadillac LaSalle-inspired hardtop roadster, which just sold at Barrett-Jackson, for $410,000.
This LaSalle C-Hawk roadster was previously owned by Bubba Watson, and was built by Advanced Automotive Technologies in Rochester, Michigan. That’s the same company which built that crazy Chevrolet Corvette-Nomad franken-car, and as the Barrett-Jackson website notes, the very same firm which designed and built the Buick Blackhawk concept for General Motors.
The LaSalle C-Hawk is motivated by the same supercharged, 6.2 liter LSA small-block as found in the second-generation Cadillac CTS-V, good for 556 HP. But while its design is rooted in the same language as the 1939 Cadillac LaSalle, the proportions are altered – indeed, made almost hyperbolic – to lend the one-off a greater sense of drama.
This custom LaSalle C-Hawk wears a custom tube frame, and is handcrafted from steel. It features custom billet wheels, A/C, power windows, a digital gauge cluster, and GPS; just because you drive a time capsule shouldn’t mean you’re sent back to the stone age. Honestly, we’re just amazed this gorgeous piece of machinery didn’t fetch more at auction.