Cadillac’s Forgotten Mirage Pickup Truck Is A Cool Automotive Oddity

If you never knew that Cadillac used to build a pickup version of its Coupe DeVille, you are not alone, we didn’t either.

Meet the Mirage, Cadillac’s own El Camino. Built in just 204 units, this car is even rarer than a McLaren P1 and if you see one out in the wild, you must consider yourself a really lucky person.

Powered by a 8.2-litre V8, the Mirage offers lots of torques to move you around but not so many horses as it is rated at around 200 of them. Remember though, these were the ‘70s, with the then oil crisis severely impacting the industry, which was seeking of ways to lower the thirst of their vehicles, hence the irrational power figures from cars of that era.

This particular example even has a special opening for your golf clubs, located behind the passenger door. Utes were always cool, but now that I know this Cadillac exists, I think they became even cooler.


  • Hugh Jorgan

    Surprising that it’s not that valuable a car.

    • Six Thousand Times

      i like those skinny whites better than the video car.

      • XP512600

        Me too.

    • JohnCarscoop

      Looking around, I saw that a few of them sold at around $40k

    • MG


  • Six Thousand Times

    Of course I want one.

    • Hugh Jorgan

      How about one of these?

  • Stephen Baxter

    weren’t these converted at a dealership/shop to pickups? I think i remember reading that these came out of the factory as regular devilles, then were converted to pickup-ish things.

  • MG


    • Hugh Jorgan

      The hearse does the “pick up” and delivery and the pick-up is the flower truck that picks up nothing, just carry’s flowers. Just bull-shit …..I’m not going.

    • My uncle had a Mirage (pick up) he used at his ranch…they werent all flower cars.

  • Doc_V

    Was just watching Blues Bros and Cab Calloway was driving one of these… Didn’t realize that’s what it was. How bizarre…

    • XP512600

      I’m not sure what this is, but i am sure that it isn’t a 76 Cadillac. Looks like a late 60’s early 70’s Cadillac to me. Look up the movie on IMCDB (International Movie Car Database) They will probably know what it is.

  • XP512600

    I like it! I have always loved full size 70’s Cadillac’s. Never even knew this existed! I’m not real crazy about the giant wheels shown on the car in the video thoughm

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