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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:12 pm

friend bought it from an estate sale... Puke
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Post by jerry46765 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:49 pm

In a strange way, it doesn't look too bad.

So it reuses the Monte Carlo bumpers?
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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:01 pm

scratch Suspect

No pale

Smoking Turd

Gay Jacking

But seriously, any interior pics???? Now I'm curious as this is the 2nd time in a couple weeks these have been posted. Wonder how many were customized like this?
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:36 pm

jerry46765 wrote:In a strange way, it doesn't look too bad.

So it reuses the Monte Carlo bumpers?

just the rear.

i cant figure out what the front one is from...
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:37 pm

77mali wrote:scratch Suspect

No pale

Smoking Turd

Gay Jacking

But seriously, any interior pics???? Now I'm curious as this is the 2nd time in a couple weeks these have been posted. Wonder how many were customized like this?
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i have them,just wont be at them till monday.....the interior is the same,just some added woodgrain sticky stuff Barf
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Post by 77mali on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:17 pm

LOL.... Barf
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Post by jrb75 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:46 pm

All I can say is...B**** where's my money !!!
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Post by McCauley5983 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:53 pm

Very interesting story behind these cars
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Post by knightfan26917 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:37 am

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
jerry46765 wrote:In a strange way, it doesn't look too bad.

So it reuses the Monte Carlo bumpers?

just the rear.

i cant figure out what the front one is from...

1973 Buick LeSabre ... or so I've read and been told.

A friend of mine owns one of these CCs ... and I've seen it up close and personal a few times now. Very interesting automobile.



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Post by ant7377 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:52 am

jrb75 wrote:All I can say is...B**** where's my money !!!

Yup, me too. LOL! Its just too weird. THere were Firebirds and Corvettes built in the 70's pimp/sheik look too. Search for them,just as ugly. THe only cars that can pull this off right is a Caddy or Lincoln MAYBE a Electra.
Here is a story about Les Dunham the creator of the pimpin style scroll down to see a little video of the cars he has built,he had nothing to do with the custom cloud but created the look.

http://thehawkandbuzzard.blogspot.com/2009/12/les-dunham.html
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:20 pm

They might be pretty ugly, but they are a very rare and unique part of the 73-77 history. Ive seen a few really nice ones on ebay, as well as some really trashed ones. They didnt get many of those things built before Rolls Royce shut them down.
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Post by chevy76monteman on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:34 pm

My favorite CC that I've seen (on eBay) and on the following site is this one:
http://coindispenser.com/carrestoration.html

Too bad the owner sold it to someone who just trashed it.
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Post by jerry46765 on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:29 am

Rolls shut them down? Who would be fooled into believing this is a Rolls?

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Post by pila on Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:44 am

I gotta admit that when I first saw the pics, I figured it was an old ugly Rolls ! Puke

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Post by 1973montec on Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:29 pm

dude
you got to take me to it. scratch
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Post by chevy76monteman on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:02 pm

Here's the full story on the Custom Cloud: http://coindispenser.com/story.html


jerry46765 wrote:Rolls shut them down? Who would be fooled into believing this is a Rolls?


From the "Custom Cloud" website:

"Rolls Royce brought a lawsuit in 1976 against Custom Cloud Motors of Florida, for distributing a fiberglass kit that was made to attach onto 1973 through 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlos. The lawsuit also included Key Chevrolet, a dealership in New York that sold the Monte Carlos with the kits installed. The lawsuit claimed that the resulting Custom Cloud automobiles featured near-exact copies of the Rolls Royce hood, grill, "Flying Lady" hood ornament, and an insignia of the same layout as one for a Rolls Royce.

Also, the plaintiffs claimed that the name "Custom Cloud" was taken from the name "Silver Cloud" which was a model of a Rolls Royce.

District Judge Griesa found "without hesitation" that there was trademark infringement, and the motion of the plaintiffs for a preliminary injunction was granted, to be settled in one day's notice.

After Rolls Royce won the lawsuit, Jon Tedesco planned to continue making the cars by doing some very subtle changes to the Custom Cloud. First he renamed the car a Classic Coach. The flying lady hood ornament was replaced with a standing disc ornament, and the CC insignias were replaced with crest insignias that had no similarity to any Rolls Royce insignias. Some owners were sent the new hardware and told to return the offending emblems. Jon Tedesco told me that the changes to the car to make it a Classic Coach were acceptable to Rolls Royce, and production of the cars could continue."
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:52 pm

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Post by 77mali on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:15 pm

Funny how they left the interior sail panels alone. For the money these prob cost back then I would have expected an interior that was less like the Monte.
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Nice pics though.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:19 pm

Its got 7 bids on it!
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:43 am

"Vehicle is complete, however it is in need of a full restoration."

The rear bumper has damage on the right side. Now where are you going to find a replacement for it?
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Post by dynchel on Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:24 pm

thatfnthing wrote:"Vehicle is complete, however it is in need of a full restoration."

The rear bumper has damage on the right side.  Now where are you going to find a replacement for it?
Isn't it just a stock Monte bumper?  Iirc custom clouds used a '73(?) Olds front bumper & a stock rear bumper.
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Post by 77mali on Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:45 pm

So just under $11k & no sale. I think it takes a "special" person to appreciate the Custom Cloud Smoking
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:16 pm

I suppose it could be a 74 or later bumper, but it looks kinda flat. I don't have one to compare to. Smile
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Post by 77mali on Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:29 pm

Here's a good R/R Silver Shadow to compare it too. I think this was what they were trying to simulate. The front bumper on the Rolls looks very similar. I think the rear is for sure a Cutty bumper.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolls-Royce-Silver-Shadow-4-door-saloon-Low-55-500-miles-Very-original-in-top-condition-Fully-/251765369745?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3a9e62ab91&item=251765369745&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
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