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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale January 27th – 31st, 2016 at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Offered for sale is a 1979 RoadStar, a one off, custom pre-production prototype vehicle shown at the 1979 Los Angeles Auto Show and other major car shows. Advertised base selling price in 1979 was $55,000.00. The original sales brochure is included with the vehicle. Despite significant buyer interest and deposits, no other vehicles were ever produced. This unique vehicle has been restored to excellent condition in and out. The RoadStar is the ultimate in a classy, understated boulevard cruiser that draws attention from car buffs and Cadillac enthusiasts everywhere.
This vehicle is unlike any other Cadillac convertible conversion. The RoadStar was stretched 16” in front and shortened 8” in the rear to create a modern classic reminiscent of a 1937 Cord. The hood, louvers, grille, headlight covers, front bumper, fender lines, rear quarter treatment, stainless side windows, LED running and turn signals and functional side pipes are all unique to this vehicle.
The RoadStar features a $10,000.00 re-spray, and a custom all leather interior designed to seamlessly integrate interior and exterior colors, costing approximately $15,000.00. The original GM 350 V8 engine has been extensively rebuilt and upgraded at a cost of over $12,000.00 and is set off by a chrome engine dress up kit.
Seller has owned this vehicle for over twenty-five years and made numerous mechanical and cosmetic improvements and updates, including an entirely new dash, console and door panels, designed exclusively for this vehicle. The side pipes, side pipe covers, flip up headlights and purpose built X member were all fabricated and installed by hot rod legend Gene Winfield. Other upgrades include an all in one Dakota digital center gauge, circular Alpine Marine Controller with matching Alpine speakers, sub and amplifier, custom door handles, billet window switches and door locks and a unique dash mounted cup holders.
Driven sparingly, the RoadStar has always been garaged and very well maintained. Since restoration it has been driven less than 200 miles. Exact actual mileage is uncertain due to several earlier complete gauge change outs; the current digital odometer has been programmed to start at 55,000 miles which is a reasonable, if not generous, estimate of actual mileage.