John D'Agostino
Discovery Bay, California
'58 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Since he started with a nearly mint restoration-in-progress, D'Agostino didn't worry about rebuilding the car from the ground up. Oz's Kustoms added a complete air spring system from Air Ride Technologies, and that was about it.

Wheels & Tires:
Roadster's 48-spoke, Cadillac-style wires are an appropriate choice, don't you think? Gene Winfield center bullets add the proper custom touch. The chrome wires are wrapped in BFGoodrich 7.60x15 wide whites from Coker Tire.

The original 365ci V-8 was brought back to life by Hust Brothers in Marysville, California. A custom-painted air cleaner covers the factory triple-carb setup, while a U.S. Radiator unit keeps things cool. The stock transmission was rebuilt by A&A Auto in Brentwood, California.

Body & Paint:
The Brougham showcases plenty of custom work, even if it's not as radical as many D'Agostino creations. The front fenders are sectioned in front of the wheel openings to make way for a taller '58 Coupe DeVille bumper. The grille cavity is custom formed and filled with chrome-plated perforated metal and 160 bullets. The scoops on top of the front fenders are modified. Emblems and door handles are shaved, with Unkl Al's actuators opening the doors and trunk. The tailfins are peaked and extended slightly, with taillights fit into the bumper. Oz's Kustoms (Oroville, CA) gets credit for the bodywork (plus many other construction chores), while the master of blended paint-Gene Winfield-used custom House of Kolor hues to create the faded finish. All brightwork is by Sherm's Custom Plating (Sacramento, CA).

Bob Divine Custom Interiors (Martinez, CA) stitched pearl white vinyl and green velour accents over the stock seats to give the interior a late-'50s/early-'60s flavor. Classic Instruments gauges are incorporated into the stock gauge cluster, and a hidden Pioneer stereo provides tunes. D'Agostino keeps cool with a Vintage Air unit.