Finding a Malaise Era Cadillac in a self-service wrecking yard is interesting, especially when it has Cadillac’s not-so-successful first attempt at a cylinder-deactivation engine. Those cars don’t make me sad, though.
A nicely customized show-car Cadillac with metalflake paint and pro-applied airbrush work in a junkyard — that makes me sad, even if it did suffer from the wretched V8-6-4 engine. I found this once-glorious Cad in a Denver-area yard last summer.
A car like this needs a name, of course. Meet Big Sexxy!
Sorry about the beschmutzified images; I had touched the camera lens with greasy fingers after removing an Integra shifter. Don’t try that at home.
Big Sexxy is covered with quality airbrush work. If I had to guess, I’d say this car was customized during the 1980s, then entered a long-term downward spiral.
Under the hood, the V8-6-4 engine. GM never could get this engine to work correctly, and most owners simply unplugged the connectors for the valve de-actuators (located on the valve covers).
The interior has been gutted pretty thoroughly, so we can’t tell how much tuck-n-roll used to be there.
Rest in peace, Big Sexxy.