We admit, it was bad enough that we decided to share this combination of automotive atrocities with you, and to top it off we even shared the video above, too. But, as weird and technically unsafe and offensive as this Cadillac based hot rod may be, it’s kind of a cross between the train wreck you can’t look away from and the kid who always got picked last for kickball.
If you could assign a hairstyle to it, it would be a cross between a mullet and a DA (some of you might be old enough to know that that is). If you wanted to park it in front of a home, it would have to be a in a gated community full of run-down single-wide mobile homes on cinderblocks. And if you had to pick a song to describe this car, it would likely be sung by the duet of “Weird Al” Yankovic and Brian Setzer, accompanied by the rest of the Stray Cats, of course.
We found this contraption on eBay, and can you believe it didn’t sell? Nope, this beauty with the paint-run flame job and a small block Chevy didn’t meet the reserve, falling short at $4,050 in just seven bids. That means there were seven people who actually liked the kid they picked last at kickball. Or not, who knows.
We weren’t quite sure what to call this, the predominant gene that swam upstream for this Frankenstein came from a 1961 Cadillac, but the owner described it as a “Custom 61 corvair dune buggy/ cadillac/ street rod/ ratrod/ parade vehicle/ exabition [sic] car.” And we thought our combinations were weird, but this one takes the cake.
The ’69 Thunderbird interior hosts a ’61 Corvair instrument cluster, another odd combination that makes this vehicle stand out like Courtney Love at a polka festival. We’re not sure it would be a suitable parade vehicle, but if there was a parade for this car it would most likely be a cross between a Tim Burton movie release and a contest for Elvis impersonators. What other oddball combinations can you come up with to describe this one-of-a-kind custom rod from American Graffiti meets A Nightmare on Elm Street?