What If Cadillac Made A 1959 Roadster DeVille Based On A C1 Corvette?

Don’t recognize the car in these pictures? Well, that’s because the classic ‘Cadillac’ you’re looking at never actually existed in real life. Instead, it comes from the mind of Abimelec Design and morphs together the designs of two of GM’s most recognizable vehicles into one.

The basis for the car is a 1959 C1 Chevrolet Corvette, with a number of subtle changes made to the ‘front end that sports re-shaped quad headlights, some new chrome trimmings, and a different grille.

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Many of the new exterior panels of the car have been inspired by the Cadillac de Ville models from the late 1950s and 1960s. This is particularly obvious at the rear, with pronounced fins stretching above the rear wheel arches and a set of four pointed taillights much like the Coupe de Ville of the day. Also found at the rear are some chrome trimmings and dual tailpipes neatly incorporated into the bumper.

Abimelec Design has imagined the car, dubbed the ‘Roadster DeVille’, as being outfitted with a 390 cubic-inch Cadillac V8 from that era.

It’s extremely unlikely that anyone who owns a classic first-generation Corvette would ever consider transforming it with Cadillac-inspired parts to create a car that looks similar to this one. Doing so would simply be sacrilegious, especially for a car as iconic and important as the C1 ‘Vette, so we guess it’s a good thing that this will firmly remain in the virtual world.

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  • Ben

    Such beauty….

  • IT’S INTERESTING BUT SOMETHING ABOUT IT IS OFF. THE ORIGINAL EMPHASIZED THE SIDE INDENT BY PULLING IT TOGETHER WITH PAINT AND TRIM.
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  • Nick

    Lame. Paint color does not match panel to panel on a Render, how do you do that?

  • Merc1

    So that failure known as the XLR wasn’t a new idea.

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    • Andrewthecarguy

      Hmmm…read the article and check out Abimelec’s FB page

  • Bash

    Quite nice, I would love to take it for a ride.

  • Mike anonymous

    Back To A Time When Most Cars Were Art.

  • Brian Regan

    Not bad but the front end doesn’t quite stick the landing for me.

  • Six_Tymes

    yesh… some people and their ego’s go to far, this car mix mess is an example. the only thing this mess might be put to good use for is, a second Christine movie.

  • TB

    Cool idea

  • paulgdeaton

    It bears more than a passing resemblance to the Oldsmobile F-88 concept car from 1954 – particularly in the rear.

  • TrevP

    This is beautiful

  • DR.FUNK

    Hmmm…more miss than hit. Maybe more muscular wheels & tires….and stretch
    the wheelbase a few more inches.

  • Stephen G

    I know it’s not April but this has to be some kind of joke.

  • SteersUright

    Usually these types of vehicles look awful. This looks pretty good. Not something that I personally like, but looks quite well executed. Really cannot tell this is based on anything modern as it disguises it rather well.

  • Paul

    I think this looks amazingly cool.

  • CarCzarDesigner

    It isn’t the 50’s any more. Why spend the money on a recreation, when you could have an original 50’s model (of something) as their are lots for sale? The people who would most likely buy this are (sadly) in or on their way to a nursing home. Due to the cost to put this into production…it wouldn’t be cheap and for what? You would probably be happier and have more change in your pocket buying a new C8.

  • BrucieBruce

    Very nice !!

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