Upon first glance, this 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 looks quite normal, but it becomes evident this is not a typical Cadillac hearse. Not in the slightest.
In fact, there aren’t many original parts left on this masterpiece of a Cadillac hearse, which hails from Fuller Moto in Atlanta, Georgia. Classic Driver highlighted this 1960 Cadillac recently as it prepares to be sold off to a new home, and it has been an undertaking.
Nicknamed “The Thundertaker”, the 1960 Cadillac hearse has been stripped of its original frame and replaced with a new, Art Morrison chassis. From there, the Cadillac hearse was gutted in order to create a retro-mod fit for nearly any activity, not just hauling the deceased.
The original powertrain has been swapped for a GM ZZ454 big-block crate engine and heavy-duty overdrive automatic transmission, Wilwood disc brakes sit at all four corners and Twin-compressor RideTech air suspension gives this 1960 Cadillac a delightful stance. After all was said and done, only the lower doors remain stock.
The results are stunning. After 10,000 hours worth of work, the old Cadillac hearse impresses with exaggerated rear style lines, playing up its rocket age upbringings with massive fins and a unique exhaust output.
If you’ve finished reading through this and you must have it, you’re in luck. As long as you have $199,500 ready to put down, this retro-tastic Cadillac can be all yours.