We need to upgrade our program. See, when guys like us do the SEMA show we spend the majority of our lives cooped up in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the day. We’re writing stories, touching parts, and getting the low-down on everything that is happening around the industry. At night we have precious few hours to enjoy ourselves in one of the wildest places in America. This year we hit a couple of awesome parties and events which were super fun but we had to drive to them in a horrid rental Toyota. This was not the proper method of conveyance for dudes of our stature so we’re in need for an upgrade. We want something we can buy and hide for a year until we get back to town for the 2016 SEMA show. That something has to be cool, has to make the right noises, has to be timeless, and ultimately has to be fitting of our style. Enter this insanely beautiful 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible. THIS is a Vegas cruiser, baby!
There is lots of win here. First, we prefer the 1960s over the 1959 models because the back of the car is more modern and stylized, second this one has been restored to within an inch of its life and looks like it should be IN the show, and third, it has a 430hp LS under the hood so if some schmo wanted to make a mess of things on the Strip we could handle our business and make him look like a chump. Yes, a 390 with trip-power would be cool but everything about the LS swap in this one makes sense from hot weather performance on down. Speaking of on down…
We love the color on this thing and the fact that it is a convertible sealed it for us as the ultimate Vegas cruiser. Champagne metallic is the factory name for the hue and it is classy to the max. The interior matches it very well, all the chrome seems to be factory fresh, and the car even has the hard “parade” cover for the convertible top for when it is stowed. On the suspension side, these cars had air suspension that did not age well. That has been ditched in favor of coil springs and the right height is perfecto.
So picture driving up to a hotel in this thing, flipping the keys to the valet, and walking in like a total boss. That’s what we need our program to be. Self-parking a crummy Toyota just didn’t get the job done this year. Now, who has $119,000 so we can make this happen?
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