UNDER THE HOOD

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. 

 
     Now Chip will get to see this hot rod in the blue color he had always envisioned. We are excited to present the new rendering of the Eldorod, which also includes the redesign of the front and rear bumpers, as well as a new roof. Also check out the new grille and grille insert, new roofline with chrome trim and the recut wheels. Once complete, the Eldorod will feature a new interior and BASF will be the paint choice for that hot electric blue color. Having just finalized the rendering last weekend, we hope you like Chip's new and improved design of the Eldorod.
 
     Chip and his staff are currently working hard at the shop to complete this ride and look forward to seeing you at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada where it will be unveiled it at the BASF booth. Time TBD.
 
    
     To see the progress as Chip and his team rebuild the Eldorod, click here for updated pictures.



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