YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, November 19, 2012
With all the hoohah over the latest James Bond movie, it seems like a good day to take a look at a Bond car from the past. And after yesterday’s Excalibur limousine YAK Pic, it seems to make sense to feature this custom Corvorado from 1973’s Live and Let Die. The Corvorado (Corvette/Eldorado) has created quite a stir on the internet; some claim it’s a modified Cadillac Eldorado, while others say it’s an Eldorado-like custom body fitted to a Corvette chassis. From what I’ve read, I’m going with the story that it was a modified Corvette, built by Les Dunham of Dunham Coach in New Jersey. Just taking a close look at the car, especially the windshield pillars, would indicate it started life as a Corvette. Dunham built an even gaudier-looking Corvorado for the 1972 movie Superfly.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know