When I'm not jumping out of airplanes, rescuing maidens in distress, or writing stories for Hotcars, I love looking for good deals in local and international "For Sale" ads. Custom pickups, high-end exotica, and one-off race cars are all favorites of mine. A recent ad in the pages of the Dupont Registry, specializing in the listing of high-end cars, boats, homes, and real estate, caught my eye. Maybe it'll catch yours too.
Pictured above and below is a custom 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT Limo conversion with one of the most sumptuous interiors I've ever laid my eyes on. The car was built three years ago by Quality Coachworks out of Ontario, Canada and it's obvious the job was quite extensive. Starting with a 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT as a blank canvas, which is no slouch in the luxury, performance, or looks department, Quality Coachworks set about converting the passenger compartment into a mobile office like no other.
The roof was raised five inches and fitted with custom LED lights and a pleasing interior roof. She's decked out with red and white leather seats with more Alcantara suede than a dozen sports cars. Gold plated handles, metalwork, and custom trim are throughout. Curtains keep the prying eyes of the hoi polloi at bay and she's even got a heated and massaging footrest because Lord knows how uncomfortable those flights on your personal Gulfstream jet can be!
But the technology is the star of the show on this build. The Caddy is awash in high tech gear including big screen TVs, Apple integration, aircraft style tables and refrigerators, Bluetooth, XM radio, and a comprehensive security system.
Thankfully, on the outside the design is rather restrained with a muted all-black theme that doesn't draw attention to itself. On all four corners, she's got 24 inch blacked out rims with upgraded tires and other murdered touches in the front grille and rear facade.
According to the seller, the Caddy has $200,000 invested in the price of the car and customization. And with 30,000 miles on the odometer, she's obviously been doing work as a limo, so I'd give it a good look before plunking down a deposit on the $135,000 asking price. But if she checks out there's a lot of value to be made for parties, proms, and weddings or you could have the most zooted-out Uber/Lyft car in existence. Buckle up.
(via Dupont Registry)