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Monday, February 15, 2021

Three big names chime into a 6.2 metre-long car figure

In the automotive world, there are times when an attempt to modify a motor vehicle is made to attract public attention. There're countless numbers of motorized vehicles have been modified for these such purposes. Usually the changes does on these vehicles only to make their looks to be unusual. Having fun and goes viral with unusual shaped car.
The 'El Cadillette,' an unusual six-wheeled vehicle as a combination an El Camino, the Cadillac and a 1959 Corvette built by HBomb Customs & Classics. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZeY4IU)
Now on this occasion we will present one of the vehicles that has been modified in such a way that it turns into a unique six-wheeled vehicle that carries the classic style of at least three the world's automotive big names.

As quoted of Stuff, there's the best vehicle restoration/customization workshop in New Zealand named HBomb Customs & Classics which is located near Temuka got one of the most complicated projects had ever worked over its 10 years in the automotive world business.
The car restorer Hadleigh Oudemans (left) of HBomb Customs with Frank Spencer and Brendan Anisy show off the extreme length of El Cadillette. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3qlttWi)
(Sorry, if it's like a fairy tale). In the 2019, the Temuka-based workshop crews, Hadleigh Oudemans and four others got the task from David Blackmore, an expat living on the Gold Coast to customizing his classic four-wheeled vehicle that started life as a hard top Cadillac with four-doors of the 1959.
From this 1959 hardtop four-doors Cadillac is where it all started. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZeY4IU)
As quoted of Hemmings, initially the car owner wanted his car to be customized like the beautiful classic car image drawn by Raymond Picasso for him. But on the way, he changed his mind and wanted to make his car appearance more unique by increasing the number of wheels from four to six.
The car's early designs were drawn by Raymond Picasso specially for the car owner, before the tandem on the rears were decided on. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZeY4IU)
Well, long times before a 6.2 metre-long "orange-colored beast" came to see the sun. In the 2018, it arrived partly completed from Wellington in a container. The car modifier got the job done before Christmas 2020 and named El Cadillette as a combination an El Camino, the Cadillac and a 1959 Corvette. There are event bonnet rockets from a 1957 Chev Bel Air and a "rumble seat" set up behind the cockpit style cabin.
El Cadillette in its original four-wheeled design was made of 1959 Cadi flat-top sedan, and powered by a 500 cubic inch V8 Cadillac engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3tYuGoK)
One of the more difficult aspects has been the "lazy axle" set up required for the twin rear wheels which make it a six wheeled vehicle that similar in vein to the FAB 1, the famous pink six-wheeled car of the 1960s' British science-fiction puppet television series Thunderbirds.
El Cadillette's front grille made and taken from two 1959 Corvettes. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZeY4IU)
Over the course of the project, Oudemans and his team have also made changes to the wheel arches and still have to include a specially-built grille put together from two grilles taken from '59 Corvettes, paint the exterior with the "Lamborghini Orange" color and customise the interior with special crocodile genuine leather in white and orange.
El Cadillette's interior furnished with fully custom carbon fiber dash and layered by special crocodile genuine leather in white and orange on the seats. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZeY4IU)
More uniquely, the six-wheeled car also has clear glass on the roof to fullfill the car owner requested. And the car modifier said that he spent a considerable amount of time sourcing and chasing Cadillac parts suitable for the project. This six-wheeled car is powered by a 500 cubic inch V8 Cadillac engine.
The car restorer Hadleigh Oudemans of HBomb Customs says El Cadillette is the most difficult project he has taken on. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/378LkrW)
Furthermore, Oudemans said the project could eventually cost between $200,000 and $300,000 with another feature being the installation of a television in the middle of the spare wheel cover so the owner can "park up" and watch 50s' music videos*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HBOMB CUSTOMS & CLASSIC | STUFF | HEMMINGS | SIXMANIA ]
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