There’s quite a trend in the hot rod industry to pair up an old car with a new engine. Most folks are doing this with 1960s or 1970s cars and modern crate engines. The guys at Rooster’s Rod Shop in Gaffney, South Carolina have taken the concept a bit further. What they’ve done is dropped a Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine from the Cadillac CTS-V into this 1930 Cadillac coupe! How’s that for a resto-mod?!
Though it doesn’t look anything like a hot rod, this Cadillac coupe is a race car underneath. Its big V8 engine pumps out 556 horsepower, which is enough to spin those Bridgestone white wall tires all day long. There’s a 4L80E transmission with a push-button shifter from PCS. The car rumbles with stainless headers and a custom Magnaflow exhaust.
With its high center of gravity and big, curvy fenders, this car looks like the opposite of a performance car. However, it rides on a custom chassis with upgraded Wilwood disc brakes. It has a Heidt’s independent suspension up front and a 4-link in the rear for greatly improved handling.
The interior and exterior of this car have been completely redone with all of today’s finest materials. The Australian leather seats, Mercedes square-weave carpet, and Dakota Digital gauges bring this car up to modern standards for comfort and luxury.
From top to bottom, this is one car that expertly blends power with style and sophistication.
Engine and Driveline
Cadillac LSA 6.2L supercharged CTS-V engine – 556 hp
GM 4L80E transmission w/PCS push button shifter
Magnaflow exhaust and mufflers
Concept One front drive pulley system
Custom Walker radiator
Suspension, Brake, and Wheels
Heidt’s Independent Front Suspension
4-Link with coilovers
Ford 9″ rear axle with Eaton Trutrac Posi
Wilwood Disc Brakes
Circle Racing Saber wheels 18×8″
Bridgestone white wall tires
Body and Exterior
Custom PPG Paint (Ramblin’ Red)
Custom stainless front and rear bumpers
Modified fuel tank by Rick’s Tanks
Custom battery box
Chromed door hinges
Custom panels covered with Australian leather
Mercedes square weave carpet
Lecarra leather-wrapped steering wheel
Flaming River polished steering column and keyless ignition
Dakota Digital gauges