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Where George Barris can point to the Batmobile as his chef d’oeuvre, his contemporary, Frank DeRosa, can claim this 1960 Cadillac for sale on Hemmings.com as his own masterpiece. In fact, Pittsburg, California-based DeRosa, who has since been inducted into the Oakland Roadsters Hall of Fame, has said that this car was specifically built as his answer to the Batmobile. Starting with an Eldorado convertible, DeRosa stretched the car to more than 20 feet in length and added a roof from a Buick Riviera, along with a 1953 De Soto grille, 1956 Packard taillamps, the interior from a 1963 Thunderbird, custom lakes pipes and his signature padded vinyl top. The culmination of four years of work, DeRosa originally called it Vendetta, but it has since been nicknamed the Sharkmobile and the Land Shark. From the seller’s description:
This custom, one-of-a-kind vehicle was the BARRETT-JACKSON car of the year in 1960. From its chrome front teeth to its rear fins, it truly represents its name well. Custom-designed and built by Frank DeRosa. Unusual as its name, the independent air bag suspension coupled with its unique interior make this a serious collector’s dream. With a little TLC for the minor body restoration that needs to be done, its current appraised amount is likely to increase 3x the asking price.
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