Legendary custom car designer Chip Foose has announced that the official unveil of Madam X, his 1939 Cadillac custom, will take place at the BASF booth (# 20367) in the main hall at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, on Nov. 1 at 12:30 PM. The event will feature an autograph session, a short presentation from Foose, and the world premiere of the highly anticipated Madam X.
Fabrication began with a 1939 Cadillac Four Door 60 Special and was inspired by an original 1935 concept sketch by GM designer Art Ross. Madam X, now re-bodied as a 2-door coupe, has been lowered, shortened, and customized into a masterpiece of old-school coachbuilding. Foose has added his own eye for clean design and bespoke touches on this one-of-a-kind creation for automotive dealership magnate Wes Rydell. After three decades of stylistic evolution and perfecting his craft, Madam X represents a new chapter in Foose’s 30 years in design, and one that should leave a major impression at the SEMA show.
The Madam X features a Corvette Gen V LT-1 motor, an 8-speed 8L90 automatic transmission from a Cadillac Escalade coupled to a Camaro Z01 third member, C6 Corvette suspension front and rear, and Pirelli tires to ensure modern performance alongside its classic design. In addition, the body features all-new chrome trim, a custom leather interior, one-off cloth Carson top, custom-mixed BASF paint, painted blonde wood dash, and MHT billet aluminum wheels styled to resemble classic Cadillac hubcaps.
“I can’t wait to finally pull the wraps off the Madam X Cadillac,” said Chip. “With its mix of old-school class and cutting-edge technology, the Madam X is becoming one of my all-time favorite builds.”
For more information about the forthcoming debut or current news on Madam X Cadillac project or Foose Design, visit http://www.chipfoose.com/.