Over the last few months we’ve shown the transformation of a 1956 Cadillac Coupe from a sunburnt and surface-rusted cruiser to an immaculately painted stunner.
The car was unveiled in its completed form over the weekend at Resene Automotive & Light Industrial’s Training Centre, where all of the paintwork has taken place.
Many of those involved with the build were present, which saw the carpark turn into an impromptu car show with a wide range of vehicles on display, including some previous NZV8 feature cars.
The car itself, dubbed ‘Necessary Evil’, was well received – although many couldn’t believe it was the same car they’d seen just over six months ago in a less than ideal condition.
With plenty of blue cupcakes (in keeping with the blue of the car), American hotdogs and ‘Cadi Crush’ – a specially created blue lemonade to celebrate the unveiling of ‘Necessary Evil’ – all those in attendance had a great time.
If you’re keen to see it in person, the car will be on display this coming weekend at the 50th National Hot Rod Show, which is being held as part of CRC Speedshow at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland.
There’s also a detailed build thread in the Users Rides section of the NZV8 Forum, which can be found by hitting the ‘Forum’ button at the top of this page.