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.

VIDEO

  • 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

      ONLY IF YOUR AN UNDERTAKER.

  • 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

    OK, THE “PICK-UP” IS A FLOWER CAR AND THE “WAGON” IS A HURST. NO WIGGLE ROOM ABOUT THAT.

    • 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…

    http://blog.consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2012/05/blues-brothers-cab.jpg

    • 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

Tesla To Start Building Its European Gigafactory Next Year

Tesla wants the new plant to be up and running by 2021, with the Model Y the first model to be produced .

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV Shows Up In Real Life Photos

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will offer up to 300 miles (483 km) of driving range.

Forza Italia: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Drag Races Lamborghini Urus

Can the smaller, less powerful and lighter Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio beat the 641 HP Lamborghini Urus?.

Range Rover Hunter Doubles As A Sports Car And An Off-Roader

This eye-catching Range Rover concept features an advanced suspension that would allow it to play both roles.

Someone Paid $65k For A BMW E30 325i, Albeit A Rather Nice One

This 325i has just 6,794 miles, but still, $65k is too much for a non-M3 Bimmer.

Taking A Seven-Year Car Loan Is A Really Dumb Decision, Yet Many Americans Do It

The lower monthly payments attract buyers, but they fail to realize the interest rates are much higher.

Lyft Adding 200 Electric Vehicles To Its Denver Fleet

This is Lyft’s largest single deployment of EVs to date, and also the largest in Colorado’s history.

If You Like Audi’s New-Gen A6, Then You’ll Love The 2020 S6

A big, sports-oriented, diesel-powered S6 Sedan sounds like an interesting package, doesn’t it?.

Hunkt Canticie Is Yet Another Chinese Range Rover Sport Knock-Off

The Hunkt Canticie is priced at roughly a tenth of what a Range Rover Sport sells for .

Get One Of The Very Last 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classics For “Just” $600,000

This is number 237 of only 250 911 Sport Classics ever made and has less than 700 miles on the odo.