“Pearl” 1949 Cadillac
Owner: Tracy Chapman

Year: 1949
Make: Cadillac
Model: 62 Convertible

950+ HP
Manufacture/Builder- Chevrolet LSX / Donald Hardy

Displacement: 454
Induction: Magnuson 2300

Heads: Custom by Donald Hardy
Valve Cover: Custom Greening Auto

Ignition: GM- LS9 based. Custom tuned by Neal at the The Car Shop

Headers: Hand made by- “CHRA” Customs & Hot Rods of Andice  1-7/8″ Stainless steel full length polished headers.

Exhaust: Custom 3″ stainless steel hand built system with Borla Mufflers in the middle of the car and stainless works tube mufflers in the rear.

Interesting facts or specs: This car had around 60 miles on it before leaving for the Goodguys Hall of fame tour. It was finished just in time for the tour and we  ended up driving almost 4000 miles on its maiden voyage.

Transmission:  Mark Bowler Built 4L80E
Clutch Flywheel: SFI approved flex plate


Frame- full Custom Roadster shop chassis with custom touches by CHRA

Steering:DSE steering rack

Front suspension: Custom Roadster Shop

Rear suspension:parallel 4 link Roadster shop

Differential: 9 Inch Ford with “Wave Track” locker

Brakes: Willwood 6 Piston 14″

Built by or other interesting facts:
This chassis wheelbase has been stretched 3″ from stock also. CHRA spent quite a bit of time playing with the ride height and the wheelbase. Then Roadster shop built this great chassis.

Wheels-  Custom one off knock offs
Front: 18″ Triple Cross Daytons  Rear: same
Tires –  front: 245-45-18  Rear: same


Manufacture: Cadillac

body style:  Model 62 Convertible

-Modifications: Countless  hours were spent on fit and finish. Extensive Bumper work front and rear. Rear with integrated exhaust and license plate recess that flows into a custom Belly pan Custom firewall, custom inner fender wells, core support cover, belly pans, flush mount fender skirts, custom blower cover, custom intake charge tube CNC machined, custom master cylinder lid, Custom one off Wheel knock offs

Paint brand and color: Glasurit Custom Pearl White   – Also custom Satin Finishes by Glasurit

By- Customs & Hot Rods of Andice


Dash: full custom dash by “CHRA” incorporating a 48 Cadilac gauge cluster and map light and cigarette lighter. Hand air brushed wood grain by “Gasoline Art” – Custom machined AC bezel as well as a custom machined motorized Speaker grill door- Behind the door you will find an Alpine head-unit -the AC controls Seat heater switches

Gauges- 1948 Cad gauges that Classic instruments custom built to read up to 160mph
Steering wheel- Custom Pearl White 1948 steering wheel by Quality Restorations

Shifter: 48 shift lever and 1948 style custom Pearl white knob

Seats: custom foam by Customs & Hot Rods of Andice  in House upholstery

Upohlstry materials: Custom distressed blue Italian Leather by “Relicate”