1986 Cadillac Eldorado changes from scaled-down coupé to Marvel V-series in seconds
During its lifetime, the Cadillac Eldorado has always been kept at or near the top of the range by the luxury automaker. Yet, as always, progress means that many changes must occur to make it compatible with each new era. So the Eldorados went from the expensive wonders of the 1950s and 1960s to downsized coupes in the late 1980s.
Still, that meant easy manufacture – as the model shared chunks of the platform with the Cadillac Seville, Oldsmobile Toronado, and Buick Riviera. It also made it look slimmer, almost sporty (by design standards of the time) through the weight loss and length reduction. So it’s no wonder that the model eventually morphed into the sleek CTS Grand Touring Coupe.
Now, just to show us that the lineage may be gone but not forgotten, Jim – the virtual artist behind the jlord8 relies on social networks – decided to revive the 1986 eleventh-generation Eldorado to the delight of luxury car enthusiasts. Of course, there’s a twist in CGI’s history as well, as the premium coupe doesn’t retain its original appearance.
Instead, the pixel master opted for subtle but modern V-Series strokes. And, best of all, he showed the whole transformation in a few “easy” steps. It probably takes a lot of work even if it shows subtle changes. But for us, the transformation is done in seconds (video embedded below).
Thus, initially, the Eldorado receives a lower suspension kit, followed by a removal of the chrome trim. Third, a black grille and a few lower front aerodynamics paint a sportier picture, followed by subtle modifications to the rear. Finally, come the aftermarket wheels as well as the mandatory V-series badges. And that’s a wrap.
Frankly, it all feels like an appetizer for something more. How about a Blackwing treatment next? After all, that would only involve a few more aero parts, a few mechanical tweaks, plus a powerful 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine swap. What, this is the land of the imagination after all, right?