1949 Cadillac Phantom Wagon

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One of the most famous and highly awarded automotive customizers of the last 50 years, Jim "Bones" Noteboom has also been one of the most prolific.  A member of the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, Noteboom created an exclamation point in his long and successful career with this car, a 1949 Cadillac that is the latest of his creations to carry the name "Phantom Wagon." Built in 18 months, the Phantom Wagon is based on a 1949 Cadillac Coupe Deville donor car.  The front grille, front and rear bumpers are brilliantly adapted 1955 Pontiac items, which are joined up front with 1956 Oldsmobile headlights.  A 1954 Chevrolet station wagon was tapped for the roof, which Noteboom blended into the Caddy's rear body by massaging the area between the rear fenders and the rear side window frames, which he hand-fabricated along with the rear door for an impressively clean overall look that seems factory built.

A pioneer of air suspensions when he was still a teenager, Noteboom installed a Fatman front clip and air bags at all four corners, finishing the rolling stock with Tru-Spoke chromed wires and Coker wide Whitewalls.  Power is vintage Cadillac in the form of a gorgeously sculpted 390 CI big block mated to a Hydro-Matic transmission, but it's the House of Kolor Copper Penny paint and stunning mixture of Pearl White tuck-and-roll and leather Copper accents that keep commanding one's attention.  Testifying to the quality of Noteboom's vision and talents, the car was awarded First Place at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show and Detroit Autorama in the Radical Custom Wagon Class, Best Engineered at the Sacramento Autorama and Coolest Custom at GoodGuys Del Mar.

• 2013 Grand National Roadster Show 1st Place Award for Radical Custom Wagon
• Sacramento Autorama Best Engineered Award
• Detroit Autorama 1st Place in Class
• Awarded Coolest Custom GoodGuys show in Del Mar, CA
• Built in 18 months, 1949 Cadillac Coupe Deville donor car, headlight are 1956 Oldsmobile
• Custom work included cutting off and replacing the roof with a 1954 Chevrolet wagon
• The sides above rear fenders are hand built including the side window frames and rear door, front grill and front and rear bumpers are 1955 Pontiac
• Fatman front clip, air bags in front and rear
• Tru-spoke wire wheels, Coker whitewall tires
• 390 CI Cadillac engine, Hydromatic transmission
• Flowmaster mufflers, Lokar shifter, Ididit steering column and custom steering wheel, House of Kolor Copper Penny fade away paint scheme
• Interior leather Copper Pearl dash and trim, Pearl White Tuck-N-Roll, White wool carpet 
• Built by Jim "Bones" Noteboom, who has won many awards