My love of movie cars is getting well documented with my articles on The Journal. What can I say? I love movies, I’m a former Blockbuster cashier, and I love cars. It’s a natural fit for me. My Pick of the Day is a unique movie car from a pretty solid movie trilogy.
The Pick of the Day is a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado used in the Austin Powers movie Goldmember. The Cadillac is listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Jackson, MS. (Click the link to view the listing)
“This Cadillac was custom built for the 2002 Austin Powers movie, Gold Member,” the listing states. “The style and luxury of a Cadillac Eldorado made famous by Austin Powers, sat in by comedy legend Mike Myers and icon Beyonce’ Knowles Carter.”
Like many aspects of the Austin Powers movie series the Cadillac is over the top and fulfills many aspects of car for a pimp in a bad 70s cop show or a blaxploitation movie.
“The Caddy wears a coat of House of Kolor purple metallic paint and flick. features a faux gold oversized radiator shell,” the lsiting states.” The interior as well as the top is done in either pink or gray fur, with male symbols serving as portholes on the rear sail panels and also on the full wheel covers. Fake side pipes reminiscent of supercharged cars from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s add to the comical appearance of the vehicle.”
This Eldorado has a stock drivetrain, 8.2-liter V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission, and looking at the pictures in the listing the car appears to be in pretty good shape. Of course, I can’t imagine anyone using this as a daily driver, I figure it’s intended purpose would be in a museum or as an attention getting center piece at a car dealership. Those uses play into the car’s overall aesthetic as attention grabbing vehicle that is likely recognizable from a considerable distance.
The listing price is $45,900 for this Caddie with an appearance in a Hollywood blockbuster. So if you need a centerpiece for you business or a unique car for a museum this Austin Powers Cadillac could fit the bill. Hopefully I can find another movie car for a future Pick of the Day.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.