SEMA 2014: 1960 Cadillac ‘Criminal’

1960-cadillac-criminal-frontIn the 1950s and 1960s, Cadillac was the king of the automotive world with some of the most luxurious and beautiful cars that money could buy. They were often driven by movie stars, businessmen, and of course, politicians and heads of state. To own one was to own a slice of the good life, part of the American Dream.

That dream is a big part of what makes these cars appealing to hot rodders, who get a kick out of modifying these luxury boats-on-wheels into kustom kruisers. One such owner is Jessie Osborne, builder of this 1960 Cadillac “Criminal.”

1960-cadillac-criminal-rearOne thing is for sure, House of Kolor Eclipse Orange with Kustom Mix Pearl was not a factory Cadillac color, ever. The bright orange paint stands out, especially on the car’s massive body panels!

1960-cadillac-criminal-interiorThe car features custom airbrushing from Jessie Osborne and custom pinstriping from Monte Roach. The chassis has been modified to lay flat on the ground, with the help of an air ride suspension of course! This gives it that low and slow gangster look.

It also has a bangin’ stereo with four Kicker 6.5″ speakers and two Kicker 12″ subwoofers in the trunk. The interior speakers are powered by a Kicker 4-channel amp while the subs are fed by a Kicker 2-channel amp.

This car is big, bold, and very orange! As much as we like Mustangs and Camaros, it’s good to see a variety of other cars being done up too. Props to Jessie Osborne on his impressive custom Cadillac build!

UPDATE: This car sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 for $63,800 USD. View Listing