Chip Foose to Reveal ‘Madam X’ Custom Cadillac

Oct 19, 2016

*Click to see images of the Madam X coming together

Chip Foose has announced details of the unveiling of his latest automotive masterpiece, the 1939 Cadillac custom known as Madam X.

The official unveil of Madam X is set to take place at the BASF booth (No. 20367) in the main hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Nov. 1-4 SEMA Show. The unveiling will happen at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 and will feature an autograph session and short presentation from Foose.

Fabrication of Madam X began with a 1939 Cadillac Four Door 60 Special and was inspired by an original 1935 concept sketch by GM designer, Art Ross.

Madam X is now re-bodied as a two-door coupe that has been lowered, shortened, and customized into a masterpiece of old-school coachbuilding. Foose added his own eye for clean design and bespoke touches for automotive dealership magnate Wes Rydell.

The Madam X also features a powerful Corvette, Gen V LT-1 motor, an eight-speed 8L90 automatic transmission from a Cadillac Escalade coupled to a Camaro Z01 third member, C6 Corvette suspension front and rear, and Pirelli tires to ensure modern performance alongside its classic design.

In addition, the body features all-new chrome trim, a custom leather interior, one-off cloth Carson top, custom-mixed BASF paint, painted blonde wood dash, and bespoke MHT billet aluminum wheels styled to resemble classic Cadillac hubcaps.

“I can’t wait to finally pull the wraps off the Madam X Cadillac,” Foose said. “With its mix of old-school class and cutting-edge technology, the Madam X is becoming one of my all-time favorite builds.”