1956 Cadillac Firemaker Custom by Pfaff Designs review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 2 May 2009 , 11:05:56 byVeronica

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Cadillac Firemaker Custom by Pfaff Designs

Murray Pfaff is now the owner of one 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. It has more than 100.000 miles on the odometer and it was retired in 1971 and forgotten until the current owner found it in 1986. It has been neglected for 25 years in a barn scheduled to be demolished to make way for a mall. Young Pfaff asked permission from his father to buy and rescue it, but got turned down. The good news is that the model was safe until the purchase could finally be negotiated =, so around 5 years later. The first move was the specially made body work developed by Matt Shamey from New York. To be more precise, we are talking about more than 300 hood louvers, recessed hood ornament, shaved handles, trim and emblems, specially made skirts, frenched antennas, filled bumpers and last, but not least, Carson style roof. Brother Dave and collection friends also offered their help to put the Cadillac back on its wheels. Another 5 years later, the true core of the process started in Florida. The model receives power from a 500 c.i.d. power plant and the firewall was recessed using a Jackson M5 wheelbarrow. Its motor benefits from high performance internals, a polished Edelbrock intake, Holley Street Avenger carburetor and plumbing offered from Earls. In California, the model got a complete repaint. The flame job was generated by computer and was one of his earliest design explorations. Murray subjected the car to its fourth and most detailed make-over. The overall effect is a long, low and imposing land yacht exuding a style that is sweet and undeniable. We have to admit, the journey was a log one, but the end result indicated it was totally worth it.