This 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville custom was featured at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, show, and won gold at the Pismo Beach Car Show.
The exterior finish of this impressive 1960 Cadillac Coupe de Ville restomod has been painted in glossy deep Axalta Coatings Super Jet Black with six coats of clear. Mild tint covers all the glass save the windshield, keeping the sun from damaging the stunning saddle leather interior. Much of the trim has been eliminated to create the slick minimalist look, and what brightwork does remain has either been refinished or polished to a brilliant shine. Super-low profile Toyo rubber is wrapped around 22-inch Raceline Manhattan wheels.
Inside, the cabin of this Cadillac Coupe de Ville is awash in deep Saddle Tan leather. Front buckets are split by a custom center armrest and console. Tunes are provided by a hidden Bluetooth stereo and thumping ten-inch subwoofers. Dakota Digital gauges have replaced the originals. Climate control is by Vintage Air. Four-wheel power brakes, power steering, power seats, and power windows round out the creature comforts.
Inside the Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s engine bay is the monstrous twin-turbo aluminum LS V8 producing a conservative 500 rear-wheel horsepower. That beastly engine features a billet serpentine pulley system. The engine sends power through a Monster 4L80E automatic transmission. The engine bay has been smoothed and painted the same stunning Jet Black as the exterior. All lines and hoses have been tucked, completing the look.
The trunk of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville has been finished in the same lustrous Saddle Tan leather as the interior, and a woodgrain false floor. It houses the battery and the AccuAir dual Endo-CVT tanks feeding the AccuAir air ride suspension system.
This incredible Cadillac Coupe de Ville custom build sold at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event for an eye-watering $275,000.