This Caddy is designed for office use

Not the Pick of the Day is a ’56 Coupe de Ville turned into a desk

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Front section of a 1956 Cadillac has been turned into an office desk

Since it’s only half a car, let’s call this the “Not Quite the Pick of the Day,” though it may be among the most unusual items ever advertised on the Marketplace website. It’s the front half of a 1956 Cadillac Coupe deVille that has been converted into a desk. 

Offered for sale by a museum/dealership in St. Louis, the desk is certain to draw attention and traffic to any office. Not only does the Cadillac sheetmetal wear gleaming Mandan Red paint  with gold Eldorado grille and Coupe deVille script on the fenders, but we’re told the headlamps and parking lights can be turned on. 

“The original Cadillac components are fully braced within the welded square steel framework allowing for optimum structure underneath,” the advertisement informs. “This all-steel desk features 6 pullout drawers, 2 extendable writing surfaces, that slide from above each set of drawers, along with a large center drawer to maximize storage space.”

There’s also a lamp beneath the car’s cowl to illuminate the desktop work surface.

Built within the framework of the Cadillac front clip, the desk is large, measuring 78 inches wide, 74 inches long and 36 inches tall, with the work surface 30 1/2 inches above the floor. 

“Overall, the desk is quite heavy as well, considering it is truly all steel!”

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According to the ad, the hood can be removed and the desk slides free to make moving the monster a little easier. 

The asking price is $10,900. To view this listing on, see the advertisement.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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