Charles Wickam gets the gold star on this one for tipping us off to this awesome example of a 1970s Cadillac Eldorado converted into a race car hauler. There’s lots of photos on the internet of these things and there are lots of stories about people seeing them at tracks but this one you can actually buy if you want to show up to the track looking like racing’s version of Huggy Bear.
The reality is that the first guy to do this and start what probably wasn’t big enough to be a “craze” but definitely was some sort of small army really had a bright idea. Obviously with the Caddy’s stump pulling torque, bomb proof transmission, and front wheel drive, you were essentially building yourself a motorized trailer as everything behind the driver’s area was just kind of there and not providing motivation for the rest of the vehicle. The already low height of the car meant that the deck height of the hauler portion was guaranteed to be low, which makes loading and unloading easy. Hell, the thing probably gets better mileage than a normal truck and trailer. We guess the one thing to think about is brakes, but if there are stoppers on all six tires than this baby could surely hold its own in the WOAH department. That’s for sure.
We’re not saying that building this thing was easy but conceptually it is, right? There’s some nice work on the deck and we like the fact that the six wheels all match. Have Any BangShifters ever hauled with one of these? It seems to us that high speed hijinks could have been part of the program with the deep gearing these things had. Stability? We bet it was pretty decent. Turning radius? Probably horrible.
We want it.
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