Have you ever heard of a ’49,’50,’51,’52,’53,’54 Cadillac? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. However, Johnny Cash fans may be familiar with the concept of car named as such since this specific Cadillac was named for his number one song, “One Piece at a Time,” from 1976.
The “One Piece at a Time” Cadillac was displayed at The House of Cash museum in Henderson, Tennessee for several years until it was purchased by a collector. The collector, Wayne Lensing, purchased the vehicle for Historic Auto Attractions, where it is currently on display.
The name of this Cadillac is not the only unique thing about the vehicle. True to the song title it was created to emulate, the Cadillac has many pieces from a variety of different model years. The car’s base is a 1968 model.
Included on this car is a left front fender from a 1963 model, a right front fender from a 1953 model, a left rear fender from a 1958 model, and a “V” emblem on the hood and crest on the right fender from a 1949 model.
The Cadillac also has the right rear tail fin from a 1961 model, the tail fin from a 1956 model and rear bumper from a 1960 model. The front grille and bumper are from a 1957 model.
While some of these body pieces aren’t easily distinguishable, if you look closely at the pictures you will see some other abnormalities. This Cadillac has two doors on the driver’s side and only one on the passenger’s side. The same goes with the headlights- two appear on the driver’s side and only one on the passenger’s side. The most obvious differences can be seen on the back of the car, with the rear tail lights and tail fins going opposite directions.