The Wet Sounds Marine Audio booth is known for custom sound system in wakeboard boats and now they have this slammed and chopped diesel powered Caddy to tow their boats. Using a 1950 Cadillac to tow a wakeboard boat seems like a ridiculous idea to most people, but that’s exactly why it had to be done.
When Tim White, owner of Wet Sounds decides to build a custom rig to tow these high-quality boats, he contacted Rod Neilson from Hot Rods Restos and what they came up with is not really a car and definitely not a truck, hence the use of the word “rig”.
This glorious machine started as a 1950 Cadillac coupe and has been chopped and reworked from the ground up to create a genuine one of one type vehicle. Every single body panel has been either stretched, chopped, or modified in some way, shape, or form. Once all that was completed it was painted in that sinister black suede with the eye-catching copper accents.
While the old 331ci OHV originally fitted to the car was a good engine in its day, towing a fully loaded 2017 Tige RZ2 required a little more pulling power. This 1950 Cadillac they have named “Nightmare” features 12 valve 5.9L Cummins that’s both cryo and meth injected with an upgraded twin turbo setup, and just for fun a shot of nitrous. Specs on this thing as you can imagine are quite spectacular with over 800hp and 2,000lb-ft of torque.
The Copper Caddy isn’t 100% finished quite yet. It still needs a few things here and there like windows and unfortunately a hood, even if it seems like a crime to cover up a work of art like that engine.
“I like to build stuff a little off the hook, a little crazy. It’s got a hidden hitch on the back, it’s all 8-lug, one-ton suspension, it’s designed to tow a wakeboard boat for the company but be a full custom sled. It lays frame front to rear when it airbags out, it’s all on Ridetech suspension. Has hydroboost braking, four-wheel disc brakes. It’s pretty badass,” says Rod.