Baroque custom ’74 Cadillac bids high for ugliest car in America

The downside to envisioning and creating a custom car is that one person's art is another person's anarchy. I'm having trouble remembering a better example than this car, a 1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville given a 21-foot fiberglass body whose influences would appear to be World War II bombers, cattle skulls and mescaline. As bad as it is, the story behind it seems too weird to be true.

Fished from the depths of eBay by Autoholics, the owner/seller of this Coupe de-Saster says it was snatched from the jaws of the crusher by a junkyard employee. Before that rescue, the late original creator was supposedly an aerospace engineer in southern California who was familiar with king of the fiberglass funny car George Barris.