We’ve got so many questions it is hard to know where to start. We should preface this by saying whether you like it or hate it this represents a ton of work. Even if it is a Bondo barge there was a lot of grinding and sanding. This started as a Ford Focus hatchback. That’s pretty much the opposite of a Cadillac. So we get the joke, but there has to be more to this than just a joke. Even though it looks like a joke.
Is this a Cadillac, a Focus, or something else?
Anyway, the Focad or Cadillacous popped up on Facebook Marketplace, so we had to share it. If the builder wanted a Cadillac CTS-V wagon, this isn’t even close. And if the builder wanted a compact Cadillac or Cadillac hatchback, this is so not it.
The builder didn’t even start with a fairly new Focus; this is a 2002. However, it is a ZR3. A lot of the body conversion was done with fiberglass pieces of a Cadillac. Were they for some abandoned Pro Mod drag car project? Or were these actually laid up fiberglass from molds? That almost sounds like too much work, but you never know.
If you like stubby proportions then this Cadillac/Focus monstrosity could be for you
The widened wheel openings help with blending the Cad’s front and rear bodywork. It doesn’t help the overall proportions, which get stranger the more you look at it. And besides all of the work on the outside, there was some done inside, too.
The Focus features an aftermarket steering wheel, custom gauge faces, and a Playstation 2 with an in-dash screen all molded in. Ostrich leather covers the seats-what else would you expect? The owner; Eric Lewis, told the Drive that this whatever you want to call it was built by a custom shop in Houston for the former owner.
We’re as confused as you are…
It is definitely not everybody’s taste, nor does it make any sense from an economical standpoint. We’re sure that the owner could have purchased almost any used Cadillac they wanted for what this must have cost. The bodywork is sort of done. Heck, there’s even some intricate diamond pattern in the hood. And it was at least shot with some DP90 or dulled black paint. Of course, sometimes that is done to hide the sketch bodywork.
So if you’ve been looking for something unique, and something to get some attention with, then this might be what you need. Listed seven weeks ago in Katy, Texas, the asking price is only $4,000.