When you decide you want an 8 second, 200 mph, street car the natural choice for platform is something light and easy to build. So deciding to do it with a 1961 Cadillac is NOT the smartest choice in the world. Of course smart doesn’t always mean fun, so this is the fun way to do it and the easy way can be damned. Finnegan took the Caddy over to MRC to have the floors cut out, the chassis fabbed up, and the old thrown away in favor of the new. It’s not pretty at this stage normally, but this car is so clean and solid that this is really fun to watch, even if some Caddy fans are cringing. I love old Cadillacs and I totally approve. Get it on MRC and Finnegan.
In this video the car arrives at MRC where Finnegan and Newbern work with the entire MRC crew to quickly dismantle and prep the Caddy for a new mandrel bent chassis they are putting together. It will be a cool, low, well designed chassis capable of handling the horsepower. With rear suspension geometry specs coming from Customs by Bigun, who will be handling chassis setup and a custom roll cage, this car promises to be a riot to drive and something that will go way fast despite the weight. How much lighter will it be with the new chassis though? Any guesses? We’ll see.