We’re not sure what to think about this 1980s Corvette spinoff.
Our first reaction is that a Corvette was attacked by a Buick Riviera and a Cadillac Eldorado, and this is their love child.
It’s actually the handiwork of legendary customizer Les Dunham, also known as the “Father of the Pimpmobile.”
Dunham created Dunham Coach in 1957 as a result of increasing demand for his custom vehicle fabrication skills, according to the Dunham Coach website. (Apparently, the company is still alive and kicking today as their website says: “As a result of nostalgic demand for the cars of yesterday, Dunham Coach has dusted off the old dies and manufacturing tools and upgraded the design for today’s discerning driver. Additionally, Dunham has created new accessories for your vehicle and will also provide custom designs as required.”)
Reworking Cadillacs of the 1960s and ’70s became Dunham’s specialty, culminating in the James Bond 007 car in the movie “Live and Let Die.” From there, the Corvorado was born and later upgraded to the Caballista and then Caballista Hawk.
Believe it or not, you can still buy an example of a 1982 Caballista Corvette today.
This Caballista, currently available on Hemmings.com, is apparently one of the last ones ever built since it was built using a brand new 1982 Collector’s Edition Corvette and the Caballista was only built by Dunham from 1977 to 1982.
The car has just 16,870 miles on the odometer.
You’ll get a 5.7-liter V8, automatic transmission, four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, power windows and seats, tilt and tele steering wheel, AM/FM cassette, two-tone leather interior, tinted windows, removable mirrored T-tops, custom silver paint with charcoal accents, custom front and rear end, full chrome bumpers, side supercharger pipes (for show only), Rolls styled grille, and mag wheels.
“This car really turns heads!” the listing on Hemmings proclaims.
We’re sure it does (and maybe stomachs, too).