THE ELDOROD- FROM THE 90'S TO TODAY
July 25, 2012
The Eldorod has come full circle and is now once again in the design hands of Chip Foose. This is a historically significant vehicle in Chip's illustrious career. Based on a 1948 Cadillac Eldorado, it was originally completed at Hot Rods by Boyd's. In fact, it was the very first car Chip designed at Boyd's when he worked there full time as Chief Designer in the 90's. It was also the last car to be produced by Boyd's before it went bankrupt in '98. The new owner, Chris Andrews, got in touch with Chip to make those subtle changes to the vehicle design Chip had always wanted to do, but were never incorporated into the final design. Chip found the original sketch of the vehicle before certain changes were made to it at Boyd's (pictured above). As shown in this original rendering, Chip wanted the Eldorod to be blue, but the final color ended up being maroon.