Black & Blue

Black & Blue

In the world of lowriders, few cars command as much respect as the classic Cadillac Coupe DeVille. These iconic vehicles, with their sleek lines and powerful engines, are the epitome of style and luxury. For Trent Oliver, owner of a stunning 1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, this car represents more than just a mode of transportation – it's a passion, a lifestyle, and a work of art.

Trent's journey with his Cadillac began 10 years ago when he purchased it from fellow car enthusiast Ron Boyd, owner of Boyd Ventures trucking. "I've always had a thing for Cadillacs," Trent explains. "They have always just been top of their class." The car had been sitting in Ron's garage, waiting for the right person to bring it back to life. That person was Trent.

Since acquiring the car, Trent has spared no expense in customizing it to his liking. The original 429 V8 engine has been upgraded with a Holley Sniper fuel injection system and electric ignition, providing improved performance and reliability. However, it's the attention to detail in the custom work that truly sets Trent's Cadillac apart.

The suspension has been fully upgraded with AccuAir suspension with hard lines, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. Upgraded front disc brakes provide enhanced stopping power. To accommodate the custom 3" stretched skirts, an inch was cut off each side of the rear axle to prevent the wheels from rubbing. Adjustable rear trailing arms further enhance the car's handling.

The exterior modifications are equally impressive. Trent shaved the door handles and trunk for a sleek, clean look. The wipers and indicator lights on top of the front fenders were also shaved, adding to the car's streamlined appearance. The roof features intricate taping and airbrushing by Roy Roy from Tripsixxx, complemented by metal flakes and a stunning candy blue and black paint job laid down by Tyler Paul.

The customizations continue with a full dual exhaust system featuring cutouts and bellflower tips frenched out behind the stretched skirts. Glory Grills built the billet grill and front and rear bumper inserts, adding a touch of elegance to the car's exterior.

Despite the extensive modifications, Trent's Cadillac is more than just a showpiece – it's a car meant to be driven. "It's been under construction for the last 3 years, so not often enough," Trent admits. "But whenever I'm on days off, it gets a little cruise up town and back." Trent's Cadillac is a regular sight at car shows and events, with Rockin August in St. Albert and the Radium Car Show being among his favorite destinations.

Trent is quick to credit the many individuals and businesses that have helped bring his vision to life. "Big shout out to Tyler Paul and his talented crew at Refreshed Hotrods," Trent says. "And a special thanks to Chrome Alberta Plating, Jeff at Paul's Upholstery, and Dustin at Ralcom Wetaskiwin for their contributions to the build."

As for the future, Trent has big plans for his Cadillac. "It's back at Refreshed Hotrods getting the interior and trunk done with a two-tone black and blue interior," Trent reveals. "It might be done before this article is out and ready for the summer."

In addition to his Cadillac, Trent is also a proud owner of a 1982 Chevy short box square body, which he plans to work on next. "I've never owned a stock vehicle in my life," Trent says with a smile. "And I've had way too many different vehicles in the last 35 years since my first vehicle."

For Trent, cars are more than just a hobby – they're a way of life. And with his stunning Cadillac Coupe DeVille leading the way, it's clear that Trent Oliver is a true king of the Cadillac scene.

Article and Photos by Brian Holzli (Cruise Culture Magazine)

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