Last post on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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#146 of 152 Separated at birth...
Mar 03, 2003 (7:06 pm)
1965-vintage model of Cadillac coupe (XP840) --
...and the recent Cadillac Sixteen showcar.
Mar 04, 2003 (5:21 am)
Right- the XP-840 was supposedly the final V-16 concept. 'They say' when a concept gets an "XP" number & reaches the fiberglas stage- it's under consideration, but Chuck Jordan contended it was never a serious candidate for production- but more a statement recognizing Cadillac's heritage. I think it's 'non-Cadillac' styling supports that pretty well.
I too thought of the XP-840 when I saw the Sixteen! The C-pillar/rear quarters have a similar feel, the way the glass is flush-mounted & well-integrated and of course they share the long hood look. I wonder if indeed anyone working on the Sixteen was aware of the long-forgotten XP-840.
Oct 21, 2009 (12:32 pm)
1960 dodge town panel, installing 1967 truck 383 4bbl with 727, four captian chairs from a dodge van 19??, and pushbutton shifter, going to remove bumpers to give a slicker look.
Oct 22, 2009 (8:06 am)
Sounds nice. I drove a similar truck all the way to Guatemala one time. No problems, and handled those awful roads easily.
#151 of 152 Re: I'm in [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 22, 2009 (12:58 pm)
Is that one of these beasts?
I always thought they were kinda cool...beefy and rugged looking. Someone in my Granddad's neighborhood has two of them.
#152 of 152 Re: I'm in [andre1969]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 22, 2009 (12:59 pm)
Yep, very similar. Very rugged truck.