1949 Custom-Built Cadillac Series 62 Convertible to go under the hammer at RM Auction

Ever heard of the  “Cad Attack?” – well you have now. A moniker adopted from its designer and creator, it was built by renowned customizer Greg Westbury for his father as a customisation of the famous Cadillac, and now it is set to go under the hammer on November 15 at RM Auctions.

Featured twice on the cover of Custom Rodder magazine, the Cad Attack is a custom vehicle in the finest sense of the word, as nearly every nook and crook of the automobile has been tailor-made. Reaching an impressive 400 hp, with a 454 cubic inch V-8 engine, and features a 700-R4 automatic transmission, modern independent front suspension, coil-spring rear suspension, and four-wheel power disc brakes, it is a automotive enthusiast dream. And you can’t but simply admire its wheelbase stretching an auspicious 126 inches,  almost as long as a Maybach 57’s (133.5 inches).

Cad Attack leads with a ’79 Seville front clip that has been expertly grafted to the original frame, and it incorporates handcrafted ladder bars, Carrera coil-overs, and a Currie rear end. The vehicle’s remarkable hand-crafted body is highlighted by the Carson-style removable cloth-covered chopped hardtop, a one-piece custom windshield, Mercedes-Benz headlamps, ’91 Cadillac tail lamps, a single blade custom grille, and ’56 Chevy front and rear bumpers with an integrated license tag holder.

Inside, grey cloth upholstery has been custom-fitted to the modern bucket seats, door panels, console, and headliner, while the dash and other interior metal components have been smoothed to match the streamlined exterior. This extraordinary creation reflects a labor of love that can only come from the best craftsmen. The car is estimated at US$80,000 – US$100,000 and has no reserve.

Hamyar

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