Malaise Monster: Somebody Please Get This 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Racer Back On The Track!


Malaise Monster: Somebody Please Get This 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Racer Back On The Track!

We love the freaks here at BangShift! Ok, maybe it’s more that I personally love the freaks, but one look at this 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and you should at least understand why I’m enamored with this silver ode to 1980s fluffy luxury. It’s rear-drive converted, tubbed roller that is a powertrain away from making some interesting moves, yet it’s sporting some of the original dash and door panels and comes off as a Pro Street build that actually had a purpose. The Cadillac is sitting on a Jegs chassis and has a funny car-style cage meant “for a big man”. There’s no motor or trans, but originally the car was set up for a big-block Chevrolet and a Powerglide. You do get two sets of custom-made headers, one for a regular big-block Chevy head and another pair for Big Chief heads, all of which are coated. You also get two fuel tanks, one with an electric pump and one for a belt-drive pump. Out back, you get a Ford rear axle with 4.56 gears, and you get four-wheel disc brakes. The Coupe de Ville has run a best of 8.79 in the quarter in it’s past life and apparently has been sitting dormant for a little bit. The car should clean up with a bath, and we suspect that it’ll come together in short order. The question, though: what would you repower it with?


Our answer: 500ci Cadillac build, natch.

RacingJunk.com Link: 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville


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