ZZ Top CadZZilla Jun 6, 2014 23:09:45 GMT -5
Post by ferrari512s on Jun 6, 2014 23:09:45 GMT -5
ZZ Top CadZZilla By Boyd Coddington
Cadzzilla is a custom hot rod car built by custom car builder and legend Boyd Coddington and designed by Larry Ericson. What a beast of a car! Something you would only see in the movies or ZZ Top music videos.
This amazing and yet classic car is based on a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette and was built or built for rocker Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Boyd Coddington went through quite a bit of work to get this Cadallic to eventually turn out like this and we are quite impressed by the final product.
The name actually consists of 3 words: Cadillac, ZZ Top and Godzilla. Even the license plate says “I8TOKYO” ["I ate Tokyo" - a reference to famous Godzilla movie]. Yes the car is extremely long and I must say so cool and sleek!
This hot rod is also know as “The Eliminator” in ZZ Top videos. This customization cost around $900K at the time. We love the paint scheme on this CadZZilla also. It is so ZZ Top!
Cadzzilla is one of those legendary cars that you see and never forget. It was also rated one of the Top 100 customized cars of all time! I'd defintely place it in the top 10.
I remember the first time I saw this car many years ago and was astounded by the workmanship and originality of it.
Columnist Gray Baskerville called CadZZilla “the most incredible transformation he’d ever witnessed”!
And in their “History of Hot Rods & Customs” the auto editors of Consumer Guide praise it as “the first really new type of custom since the heyday of the 1950s”
Billy Gibbons is a well known car enthusiast and has had many other extraordinary cars built for him over the years which you can read about in his book.
A collage of the CadZZilla
The Diecast Hot Wheels version of Boyd Coddington's CadZZilla!