Custom Cadillac Lowrider

Published: May 4th, 2017     
Product Image
Box Art
Reviewed by: 
Jim Stepa, IPMS# 48016
Scale: 1:25
Company: Revell, Inc.
Price: $24.95
Product / Stock #: 85-4438

Never built a lowrider and still haven't. This looked a pretty cool kit and I didn't have a land yacht in my collection

Engine

I have no idea about the size of the engine, but I remember Cadillacs used to have some huge displacement engines. The kit supplies only those parts for a stock build and those parts fit together very well.

Interior

Door panel and dash engraving was very crisp and easy to detail paint. Rear seat is molded in and the front seat a separate unit. Side panels are spate pieces which makes for easier painting. The interior is also flocked.

Body

Smooth, crisp lines and no flash. Emblems and door handles are provided on the chrome tree. You get a choice of 2 grilles. The lower body chrome pieces are all separate and are added after painting. The only thing I didn't really care for were the taillights, because they're molded in clear and not red. Engraving is very good except around the wheel wells making the use of Bare Metal Foil for the chrome trim rather difficult. I painted the body with House of Color purple kandy over a black base.

Chassis

All the pieces were excellently engraved, and there was little to no flash. The kit comes with a single exhaust with no options. The back of the chassis is screwed to the body. Since I didn't want a lowrider with gold plated wire wheels that look to be maybe a scale 12" diameter, I swapped in a set of 1966 Riviera wheel and tires. And since this thing is basically a land yacht, I couldn't resist attaching a propeller to the back.

Instructions

The instructions are several pages long, with suggested paint color for specific parts, and a numbered list to tell you what part is what.

The Revell Custom Cadillac Lowrider is a wonderful kit. Flash is non-existent and everything fits the way it should. There are really no extra parts except for the grille. It's made to be built as an out of the box lowrider.

Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.

  • In-progress look at the interior
    In-progress look at the interior
  • The engine compartment shows a stock engine
    The engine compartment shows a stock engine
  • Right-front quarter view
    Right-front quarter view
  • Left-rear quarter view
    Left-rear quarter view
  • Left-side view
    Left-side view
  • Image of car on pavement in sunlight showing off the House of Color Purple Kandy vinyl top
    Image of car on pavement in sunlight showing off the House of Color Purple Kandy vinyl top