Besides their famous Eliminator hot rod, Mr. Gibbons rides in this 1948 Cadillac Sedanette. CadZZilla is one of those legendary cars that you see and never forget. I remember the first time I saw this car many years ago and was astounded by the workmanship and originality of it.
Cadzzilla is based on a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette and was build for Billy Gibbons by the legendary car build Boyd Codddinton but designed by Larry Ericson. The name as you may have guessed is bassed on the Cadillac, ZZ-Top which Billy is a member of and Godzilla (due to its size). The reference to Godzilla is even found in the number plate “I8Tokyo”.
Columnist Gray Baskerville called CadZZilla “the most incredible transformation he’d ever witnessed”, and in their “History of Hot Rods & Customs” the auto editors of Consumer Guide praise it as “the first really new type of custom since the heyday of the 1950s”