Bearded classic rockers ZZ Top have appeared here a few times over the years. Or rather, their cars have, being associated with them almost as much as their music. This 1948 custom Cadillac Series 62, known as ‘CadZZilla’, was built for lead guitarist Billy Gibbons in 1989 by legendary customiser Boyd Coddington at a cost rumoured to be near $1m. The CadZZilla has since become one of the most famous and revered customised vehicles in the world, with even a Hot Wheels toy replica available.
This spectacular Model Team version of the iconic hot rod comes from previous bloggee and TLCB favourite Tim Inman (aka rabidnovaracer) who has recreated the wild shape brilliantly in Lego form, along with a complete engine and interior, opening doors, and a seriously purple paint job. There’s much more to see at Tim’s photostream on Flickr – click the link above to take a closer look.
ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’ hot rod is very nearly as famous as the band themselves. This ace Miniland replica of the iconic ’33 Ford Coupe comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg and there’s more to see here.
This two-thirds bearded trio are, unmistakably, the American blues rock band ZZ Top in mini-fig form. Despite looking like rejects from a Santa convention the music they created was alright, although sometimes surprisingly wet in the lyrics department. Their early ’80s album ‘Eliminator’ sold an astonishing 10 million copies and featured a car that became nearly as famous as the band. Lead vocalist Billy Gibbons was a hot rodder, and his Chevy-engined 1933 Ford Coupe became the album cover, album name and star of their ’80s videos. -derjoe- has built Billy, his bandmates, and the Eliminator hot rod from LEGO, and you can see more of all of them at the link.