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‘The Fabulous Car’

The words ‘America’ and ‘road trip’ go hand in hand. Imagine if your life revolves around such adventures: what would be the perfect car for the job? For San Diego garage owner Louie Mattar, it had to be a Cadillac. It’s just that no production model was quite up to the job, it on any of his mega-mile runs. ‘The Fabulous Car’, as he insisted on calling it, had everything including the kitchen sink.

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