Arizona | Lot 120
1967 Cadillac Eldorado "El Conquistador" by John D’Agostino
$50,400 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Offered from the collection of Travis Barker
- Built by John D’Agostino at Celebrity Kustoms; dubbed “El Conquistador”
- Incredibly gorgeous custom paint job by Gene Winfield
- Award winner at the 2004 Grand National Roadster Show
- Exhibited at the Petersen Automotive Museum
On 6 October 1966, a totally new kind of Cadillac hit dealer showrooms. The all-new 1967 Eldorado, with its razor-edged coupe styling, front-wheel drive, and brisk handling marked it as a major departure from Cadillac tradition. An instant hit with buyers, who snapped up every one of the 17,930 examples produced through 1967, the Eldorado attracted great media attention as well. A 429-cu. in. V-8 delivered 340 bhp and 480 foot-pounds of torque, enough to propel the 4,590-lb. car from 0–60 in 10 seconds – not insignificant for such a large car. But for the 1967 Eldorado offered here, it is not the engine that has heads turning – it is the custom kit.
Debuting at the 2004 Grand Nation Roadster Show, where it was awarded Best of Show, “El Conquistador” was acquired by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker – a well-known fan of Cadillacs. Purchased from John D’Agostino of Celebrity Kustoms, the Cadillac had been extensively modified – including a jaw dropingly gorgeous paint job by award-winning customizer Gene Winfield. Shaved door handles, gas door, trunk emblems, and lock cylinder ensure the smooth and sharp bodylines of the sixth generation Eldorado are on full display, highlighted by custom taillights and front fender extensions. The interior features custom upholstered front and rear seats, headliner, dashboard, arm rest, door panels, trunk, and a custom steering wheel. This is easily the most luxurious Eldorado to ever hit the road.
After several years of display at the famed Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, “El Conquistador” is now being offered from Travis Barker’s private collection. For anyone who has always dreamt of cruising the streets in a fully customized hot rod – does it get much better than this?