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YAK Car Pic of the Day


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.

Super Fly Corvorado

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • MaxPlanck

    Excess in the extreme. These machines are at the far end of individualistic statements of automotive expression which is something I’ve never understood, along with the attraction riding in a Hummer stretch.  I suppose I’m in a different demographic…