Travis Barker, drummer of Blink 182, hip hop collaborator and all around musical genius, has a well-known penchant for old Cadillacs.
In 2000, shortly after Blink 182 hit it big, Barker said:
“Four years ago, I couldn’t afford to feed myself. But now I can buy art, work on old Cadillacs, and live in comfort.”
Barker’s lifelong love for Cadillacs is still strong today, but the musician appears to be cleaning house. One of his more famous custom Caddies, a 1967 Cadillac Eldorado nicknamed ‘El Conquistador’ will be sold off at RM Sotheby’s Arizona in a couple of weeks.
The Blink 182 drummer bought this extensively modified Eldorado from well-known lowrider builder John D’Agostino, who built it at his Celebrity Kustoms shop in Discovery Bay, California. The list of modifications are too long to go over completely, but it has shaved door handles, an intricate custom ‘fade’ paint job, a custom upholstered interior and much, much more.
RM Sotheby’s listing for ‘El Conquistador’ describes it as “easily the most luxurious Eldorado to ever hit the road.”
The Eldorado was displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA for the last several years, RM Sotheby’s says.
This isn’t the only Cadillac Barker has decided to part ways with recently. The world famous drummer sold his 1976 Cadillac Eldorado through online car sales website BringaTrailer.com early last year. The mostly stock Cadillac, which featured the brand’s 500 cu in V8 and had just over 9,000 miles on the odometer, sold for $30,000.
“I had 15 beautiful years with this car but it’s time to say goodbye,” Barker said in a twitter post promoting the sale of the ’76 Eldorado. “Hope somebody enjoys her as much as I did.”
RM Sotheby’s predicts Barker’s 1967 Cadillac Eldorado ‘El Conquistador’ will fetch between $80,000 to $100,000 when it goes under the gavel later this month. View more photos of the custom Cadillac at this link.
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(source: RM Sotheby’s)
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