1928 Al Capone’s Cadillac V8 Town Sedan
December, 2014 § Leave a comment
The 20-30’s cars always makes me think in Chicago gangster films. This is a Cadillac owned by Al Capone and modified for his “special” needs.
This car was designed by Harley Earl’s, it brought a European look to American car design – a look suspiciously similar to the elegant Hispano-Suiza brand.
It was painted green with black fenders – exactly the same as the 85 Cadillacs that were supplied to the police. Furthermore, it was fitted with a regulation police siren and the first known installation of a police band receiver in a private automobile. Also it has extra 3,000 pounds of bulletproofing hidden beneath standard body panels and new with heavy glass and a special mechanism allowed the rear window to drop out of the way quickly so that its opening could be used to fire upon a pursuing automobile.
So, we can say that Q was inspired by Al Capone 😉