This is a 6 year build done by a professional collision tech with nearly 40 years of experience with high end cars. It is a merging of a 1949 body and frame with a 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe donor car. Everything from the CTS is in this car. Engine, transmission complete drive train, interior, suspension, Independent rear suspension, ALL electronics, full wiring harness, etc.. There is a full build thread on allmetalshaping.com. Go to "Projects" then "Automotive projects", then "1949 Cadillac Roadster Build". Two hundred pages, 1,000 pictures. Every step of the build is documented. Please go to this site and see everything before asking questions. I finished this car less than a year ago and drove it from Cleveland to Columbus for the Good Guys Car Show. 250 miles round trip with no problems. Then just recently I drove it to the Cleveland Autorama where I took First place in Radical Custom, Outstanding Engineering Award, and the Heitman Award for Outstanding Creativity. In a local show last year I won Best of Show Award. It has a 318HP V6 with a 6 speed automatic transmission (About 100HP more than the original V8). The donor car had 21,000 miles on it and most of this car is from the donor so the advertised mileage reflects that. The 49 came out of Nevada. More than half of this car's sheet metal is hand made. The roof and whole back half of the car including the rear bumper is hand made. This is all covered in the build thread on All Metal Shaping. This car was built to be driven. The last time it was on a trailer was when the 49 was bought and delivered to me. While everything underneath is properly and cleanly assembled, there's no chrome, billet or crazy paintwork. It's a car, not furniture. I don't build furniture. It has most of the typical Cadillac features, A/C, power windows and seats, rack and pinion steering, 4 wheel disc brakes etc.. I installed 4 corner air bag suspension and ran a completely isolated harness for that. Nothing has been tapped into the original CTS harness. It rolls on 20" Colorado Customs billet 20" x 8.5" Caddy wheels with 245-45-R20 tires . Most of the stainless trim is hand made. The roof is removable but I don't take it off. I prefer the look with it on. I have a clean Ohio title in my name. The title states that the car has 81,000 miles because that's what was on the original 49 odometer when I put it in my name. If you access the ECM with a scanner you can see that the CTS has 21,000 plus what I've put on it in the last year. Probably 300 to 400 miles. I also have the original donor car title in my name. Buyer will get that also since it is technically the receipt for most of the parts in this car. Below is a link for an interview done at the Autorama with a walk around and description of the build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6bqlfmMICY&t=964s The interview starts at 16:05I would prefer payment by bank to bank transfer. Clean and safe for both parties. I also know a guy that ships high end cars one at a time in an enclosed trailer. He's been doing that for over 30 years without incident . I can provide that information and the buyer can work out the details with him if so desired. If you have any questions that aren't answered on AMS or this interview just ask. Thanks for looking.
Video interview starts at 16:05