• ETC
  • May 23, 2013
We try very, very hard to keep snark away from creations like the one you see here. After all, someone poured plenty of enthusiasm, time and money into turning a 2008 Cadillac XLR into a modern interpretation of the new-old cars typically done by cottage builders like Excalibur and Clénet. Even so, it's hard not to wince when you set an eye on this machine. With its wheelbase stretched to accommodate the extra bodywork, goofy sidewalls and upkicked nose (examine it in profile, it looks slightly bent in the middle), this "neoclassic" takes whatever was loveable about the Cadillac underneath and buries it in a tacky grave.

Miraculously, the engine bay has been left unmolested, which means the retractable hardtop convertible still features a 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine good for 320 horsepower. If only that were enough to outrun its shame. If, for some reason, you feel like taking this thing home, Harry Kaufmann Motorcars of Milwaukee says it can be yours for a paltry $74,998. We wish were joking. Check it out here.


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      ihatedavebushell
      • 1 Year Ago
      There are a lot of cadillacs that deserve to be hacked up and mutilated as it would be an improvement - the XLR is definitely the exception, what a way to ruin a good car - should have started with a DTS. That car is now worth what the parts are worth!
      Skylar Ross Toups
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm embarrassed for the creator, hopefully they had an exorcism to release whatever the heck possessed them to make this hideous beast.
      Robdaemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who are they building this for? Liberace died in 1987.
      mostchillininsc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another fine example that money doesn't buy taste... I just threw up in my mouth...
      stevenh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Proof that money can't buy class, this car has more cheese than the state of Wisconsin. Tacky tacky tacky
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is nothing right about that.
      Dean
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is the car starting to bow in the middle? Not that it'd be practical, but could it be converted back to its original graceful shape? Sad that this was done to such a car.
      antacid
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dont get it, in the UK they have craft cars, original cars built from scratch by hand, in America we only get this frankenstein crap.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @antacid
        "Umma put in a small block Chevy" In any dialect from Boston, Jersey, the South, Mid-West. Etc.
      Andyz
      • 1 Year Ago
      The puddle in front must be where the photographer wet himself laughing
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow. Just wow. Do the dryer hoses from Home Depot coming out each side of the hood mean they installed a four cylinder? Two on each side, I guess it's a Subaru engine?
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      For the money they put in this monstrosity they could have bought a real classic car or a real sports car or both.
      wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks like some lard a$$ got in and bent it in the middle
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