Wild Cad - 1959 Cadillac
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Details & Images Courtesy: Mario, Catriona and Andy Colalillo
WIN this custom WILD CAD, Fender Guitar!
Winfield Custom Shop
Mike Clines Pinstriping
Best Buy, Roseville - Fender AMP
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1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Radical Kustom “WILDCAD”
This 1959 Cadillac is Australia’s Top Custom and winner of America’s “King of Kustoms”,
the WILD CAD. Built in Australia by Mario Colalillo with a select group of Australia’s top craftsmen
and painted by Kustom car Legend Gene Winfield, WILD CAD is one of the worlds wildest Kustoms.
in Australia and the United States.
List of features, specifications and modifications:
• 454c.i. big block Chevy 450hp • TH400 3 speed automatic • 9” Ford Differential with 4-link
• Suicide power ram operated doors • Shaved badges, door handles and mirrors
Including: 1959 Chev dash cluster, 1959 Caddy tail fin centre console, skinned
metal headliner and Thunderbird seats
• Interior door panels are metal with upholstered inserts
• Custom smooth floor pans and firewall
• Custom made stainless rear filler panel • Thunderbird tail lights grafted into 59 caddy rear bar
• Shortened and power operated trunk
• Australia’s Top Custom @ Sydney Motorex, July 2010
at The Grand National Roadster Show, January 2011
and Best Engineered at the Sacramento Autorama, February 2011.
Thanks to the Colalillo family for allowing us to share 'Wild Cad' with you!
Mario & Catriona Colalillo
Darold with Sacramento Vintage and Andy Colalillo at
Sacramento Vintage delivering Wild Cad and heading back home to Sydney.
Jim Johnson, Andy Colalillo, Justin Hills, Brian Kilpatrick and John D'Agostino
WILD CAD photo courtesy Mitzi & Company
Gene Winfield over in Sydney laying down the colors in the Colalillo paint 'shed'
THE BEGINNING! A 1959 Cadillac COUPE that was originally slated to be turned into a
convertible wedding car was purchased to start project WILDCAD.
In the Sacramento Vintage showroom. We were honored to share
WILD CAD with you for 12 months!
Darold with the RAW guitar donated by Fender Guitar that will be custom
painted by Gene Winfield to match WILD CAD.
Back from Gene Winfield, Next stop, pinstripe and graphics!
Then back to Fender for final assembly.
This Fender guitar, when completed, will be raffled off during one of the upcoming
Vintage Friday's Car Shows, with 100% of the proceeds going to the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Norteastern California.
And....THANK YOU to BEST BUY in Roseville, California for donating the
Fender Amp to be included with the Fender guitar prize package!
Darold and Mike Kohout with WILD CAD
WILD CAD in the Sacramento Vintage Ford warehouse along with John D'Agostino's Stutz
John's car was headed for the Bilsport Performance Show in Sweden.
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Gene Winfield above during the painting of WILD CAD in
Australia and below painting the Fender guitar at his shop
in Mojave, California.
Darold Kohout picking up the guitar from Mike Clines after Mike
had applied the graphics to match Wild Cad.
Over at the Sacramento Autorama 2012 Legends Luncheon
(Left to Right)
Mike Clines, Darold Kohout, Gene Winfield and Mario Colalillo
Heather Stover, Gene Winfield and Mario Colalillo