C H O P — After finding the sketch of a bustleback Seville coupe I did in haste thirty years ago, I thought it might be time to use my Photoshop skillz to create one. I had a couple of hours "off" tonight, so I made one. This one is pillarless, and is a bit lower than the sedan. I moved the front wheels forward several inches to give it the appearance of a longer hood, also tucking in the front bumper a little bit. I made the distinctive sloped rear deck slightly more horizontal to go with the "faster" roofline I gave this coupe. Other changes include a slight reshuffling of trim pieces and the fitting of much larger wheels—covered with 20 inch wire wheelcovers, lol. I think this car would have been a natural for Cadillac!
Would it have slotted in above the Eldorado, or do you think this could have been the Eldorado? In the latter part of the fabulous Fifties, the Eldorado came as a convertible, tjhe Biarritz, or as a hardtop, the Seville. Since the bustleback Seville and the severe notchback Eldorado coupe of the '80s shared a platform, would it have been a better idea to have them share styling, too? I'm really loving this coupe right now!