It’s always interesting to see how custom car culture can change and evolve over time, even in just 10 years. This custom 1964 Cadillac Eldorado was built more than a decade ago, but you can see how it represents the style of the time and the tastes of its former owner. Now, we’re getting the full rundown on what it’s bringing to the table thanks to the following feature video.
Coming to us from AutotopiaLA, the video is about 22-and-a-half minutes long, and includes a walkaround and specs, as well as what it’s like to actually drive this thing on the street.
Interestingly, this 1964 Cadillac Eldorado was originally customized by Dave Kindig and the folks at Kindig-It Design for Apolo Ohno. For those readers who may be unaware, Apolo Ohno is an Olympic speed skater with eight Olympic medals to his name. The build was done around 2011, and includes the Olympic Rings as a signature trim item. The design is repeated in the cabin with the gauge pod as well.
This Caddy now cradles a Ram Jet 502 Big Block V8, rocking some custom valve covers saying “Zero Regrets,” a reference to a book which Ohno authored. The Big Block connects to the rear wheels through the 4L80-E automatic transmission.
Underneath, we find the Factory Cadillac frame, which floats over the road on some Ridetech air suspension. The exterior, meanwhile, looks phenomenal, with acres of metal to show off. The billet wheels are also quite notable, measuring in at 22 inches in diameter and giving the appearance of whitewall tires. Further details include flush-mounted door handles, which add a nice dash of elegance.
White upholstery bathes the interior, while a matte black dash keeps the reflections down. The chrome panel work, trim, switches all look top-notch, while the trunk was also done up, and now includes amps painted with scenes of Ohno’s Olympic victories.
Check out the full video below: