Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.
Known as “Cadalina,” this 1962 Cadillac custom convertible combines the original body lines and space-age flavor of the original car with modern presence and function.
At its foundation, the chassis is equipped with RideTech air suspension including Shockwave aluminum air shocks and a set of General Motors disc brakes. The powertrain includes a 5.3-liter LS V8 engine from a 2007 GMC Denali linked to a GM 4L60E overdrive automatic transmission.
This sleek Cadillac body was subtly tweaked with the rear-fender skirts eliminated and the rear quarters modified to fill in the area formerly occupied by the skirts. New chrome-plated brass moldings were custom-fabricated for the lower reveal.
The striking two-tone Mediterranean Sea Blue and Pearl