Eight-wheeled Eldorado up for Australian auctionWed, 12 Feb 2014
The Greatest Cadillac in the World does not reside in Reno, or Gainesville, or the LBC. Or even America. Or even North America. Or even the Northern Hemisphere. No, the undisputed Best Cadillac Ever Created lives in Australia, where centuries of isolation in a penal colony have given rise to an eight-wheeled, tandem-axled, double-steering 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Custom Biarritz that would be an optical illusion if it wasn't up for auction.
The, uh, vehicle will be sold as part of Shannons 2014 Melbourne Late Summer Classic Auction, and is scheduled to cross the block on February 17th.
Ever wanted to drive an 80s frat house movie on wheels? Why yes, you might reassure yourself, that is a Jacuzzi in the back. Even with a 7-liter V8 there's still plenty of room for a barbeque grille that slides out over, uh, the grille. A grille! How great is that? (We stared at the picture below for a good 10 minutes before realizing what the hell it was.) Six exhaust pipes hook up to the rear bumper, which presumably also double as Jacuzzi jets. Strobe lights are buried inside somewhere. A cute lil' white CRT TV resides by the driver's knee, perfect for distraction duties with reruns of "Dallas."
Yo dawg, we heard you like grilles so we put a grille on your grille so you could grille while you grille.
In 1977 the Custom Biarritz added $1,760 on top of the Eldorado's base price of $11,187 -- and all that luxury got you a padded Elk Grain Cabriolet Coup
By Blake Z. Rong