Cuban craftsmanship: meet the 1957 Cadillac Escalade

Cuban craftsmanship: meet the 1957 Cadillac Escalade
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Seriously, if Cadillac had decided to create the Escalade already in the fifties, it would probably have looked like this.

The bottom half is a 1957 Cadillac, probably a Fleetwood.

It seems that the top comes from an early people carrier like a Chevrolet Suburban or an International Harvester Wagon.

A Nissan six cylinder diesel replaced the Cadillac V8 and if we understand correctly, the car is equipped with Bluetooth and USB.

Suspension parts come from Mercedes-Benz and Iveco. Especially the rear suspension looks somewhat dodgy, is that rear wheel turning left?



The car is advertised as being a ‘pisicorre’, a car for public transport.

Officially it can take 8 passengers, but practically, according to the seller, you can squeeze in 15 people and you can use it for all sorts of business purposes, like carrying goods to the market or using it as a bus or a taxi.


The car is in Villa Clara on Cuba, the seller is asking 25,000 CUC, the Cuban Convertible Peso.

But as we explained before, Cuban cars are for sale only for Cubans. You can look but you can’t touch.