Lot 127: ¤ 1953 Cadillac Serie 62 Cabriolet Custom par Boyd Coddington

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Description: 1953 Cadillac Serie 62 Cabriolet Custom par Boyd Coddington
Titre de circulation américain
Châssis n° 536232440

- La Cadillac sur mesure de Johnny Hallyday
- Modèle unique
- Elaborée par le pape des Custom, Boyd Coddington
- Vente caritative sans frais acheteur
- Sans prix de reserve
- Vendu par Johnny Hallyday au profit de l''Association ''La Bonne Etoile''

En 2008, Johnny Hallyday venait de se faire fabriquer de A à Z un hot-rod dans le style des Ford des années 30 avec Big-Block apparent par Boyd Coddington.
Coddington est la figure la plus connue du monde du hot rodding qu''il a révolutionné. Sa silhouette de grand barbu californien continuellement vêtu d''une chemise hawaïenne avait été rendue célèbre par l''émission qu''il présentait sur la chaîne Discovery Channel aux États-Unis puis en France : American Hot Rod2. C''est Boyd Coddington qui a formé, entre autres, des élèves comme Chip Foose. Il a réalisé des customs pour les ZZ Top par exemple.
Lors d''une balade sur Sunset Boulevard, Johnny aperçoit cette Cadillac 62 dans les réserves d''un marchand de voitures anciennes. Elle présentait un aspect d''origine, un peu délabré mais elle avait le charme incomparable de ces belles américaines des années 50. Johnny l''aime immédiatement et l''achète 70 000 USD au marchand. Il repart à son volant. Après quelques jours, la voiture tombe en panne. Il demande alors à Jean Basselin de la confier à Boyd Coddington pour une réfection totale. Boyd va alors lui présenter le projet d''un custom complet, transformant radicalement la Cadillac en machine à rêver dans la plus pure tradition des customs de l''après-guerre aux Etats-Unis.
La Cadillac est alors totalement déshabillée, pièces par pièces, elle reçoit une mécanique Chevrolet Corvette 502 fuel injection, Transmission 700, un châssis renforcé par Morrison et un intérieur sur mesure aux initiales JH brodées sur les sièges par Gabe, le sellier de Boyd Coddington et les chromes réalisés par Sherm. La totalité de la carrosserie est refaite dans les moindres détails par Bernt Karlsson, les optiques de phares avec un système électrique moderne, les pare-chocs redessinés. La peinture est spéciale, faite dans l''atelier de Boyd Coddington. Il s''agit d''un Cobalt Blue avec Ghost Flames. Plus de 400 heures de travail ont été nécessaire pour la transformation de ce custom absolument sublime et unique.
Johnny Hallyday récupère sa voiture en 2010 et va rouler régulièrement avec à Los Angeles. De très nombreuses photographies le montrent roulant sur les grandes artères de la ville ou vers Malibu et Hollywood Boulevard. En 2012, le photographe Dimitri Coste prendra une série de clichés de la star avec sa Cadillac. Ces célèbres photographies apparaîtront dans le 48e album de Johnny, L''Attente. En juin dernier, lors d''un voyage à Los Angeles, Matthieu Lamoure a eu le plaisir d''essayer cette Cadillac sur le Pacific Coast Highway et les rues de Pacific Palisades. " Il s''agit d''une voiture quasiment neuve, le son de son V8 est envoûtant et rythme votre corps entier au rythme d''un blues enivrant. Elle est dotée des meilleurs équipements actuels et d''un système hi-fi haute performance, dissimulé derrière la grille d''aération centrale sur le tableau de bord ".
Cette Cadillac est unique, elle appartient à Johnny Hallyday, un des derniers vrais rockers de la planète, la plus grande star française, celui qui a su traverser les modes, celui avec qui nous avons tous grandi, celui qui remplit les stades et les plus grandes salles mais aussi le plus généreux ; le montant total de l''adjudication sera versé à l''association La Bonne Etoile, co-présidée par sa femme Laeticia Hallyday. En misant sur cette Cadillac, vous allez entrer dans l''histoire du rock ne serait-ce que le temps où vous détenez l''enchère !

Johnny Hallyday a enregistré plus de 1000 titres, a vendu plus de 110 millions d''albums, a traversé depuis 60 ans toutes les modes et les courants musicaux grâce à son talent, cette voix à la puissance inimitable, à cette générosité, cette vérité permanente envers son public, l''amour de son public.
Evoquer Johnny Hallyday sans parler de sa passion pour les deux ou quatre roues serait passer à côté de l''homme. Toute au long de sa vie, il a possédé les plus belles automobiles, de la Ferrari 250 California Spider à la Lamborghini Miura, en passant par une AC Cobra, une Aston Martin DB6, une Ferrari 275, une Bizzarini ou une Ford Mustang dans laquelle il participa au Rallye Monte-Carlo pour Ford France. On ne compte pas non plus les centaines de motos qui ont partagées sa vie, principalement des Harley Davidson avec lesquelles il a traversé les Etats-Unis ou sillonné les routes françaises.
Cette année, Johnny Hallyday a décidé de mettre en vente sa Cadillac 53 qu''il a entièrement fait customiser par le pape américain du custom, Boyd Coddington. Cette voiture n''avait jamais quitté les Etats-Unis et elle sera présentée en exclusivité pour la première fois en France sur le stand Artcurial Motorcars cette année. A ses côtés, il ajoute son Harley Davidson Softail Springer, une de ses motos préférées qu''il aura conservé 28 ans. Johnny a choisi de mettre en vente ces deux véhicules hors du commun au profit de l''association La Bonne Etoile, co-présidée par sa femme Laeticia Hallyday.

La Bonne Etoile est une association régie par la loi 1901, à but non lucratif créée en janvier 2012. Elle a pour mission de prendre en charge des enfants et des adolescents, souvent orphelins, laissés pour compte, atteints de maladies ou de handicaps physiques; au Vietnam dans un premier temps, pour ensuite étendre leur aide au reste du monde. L''association offre à ces jeunes, des conditions de vie décentes en leur donnant accès aux soins, à la scolarisation et à une formation professionnelle, dans un cadre affectif protecteur en construisant des écoles, en réhabilitant des orphelinats, et en participant à l''aide d''urgence alimentaire. De très nombreux projets ont déjà été réalisés. L''orphelinat et l''école de Ba Bi2 à Hanoï construits en 2014 permet à près de 100 enfants de vivre à l''année. En 2015, une deuxième école est réalisée avec des professeurs payés par l''association. De nombreuses tables scolaires voient le jour. La Bonne Etoile a pour projet de continuer les travaux de la deuxième école en fournissant l''équipement nécessaire et souhaite continuer à envoyer de l''argent pour les médicaments, les compléments de salaire des instituteurs et professeurs.
En France, en partenariat avec l''association La Voix de l''Enfant, La Bonne Etoile s''est engagée à soulager la souffrance des enfants victimes de maltraitances, par le financement de salles d''audition en milieu hospitalier, pour recueillir la parole, si fragile, de ces enfants victimes de violences et/ou d''abus.

Johnny n''a jamais vendu quoi que ce soit en vente aux enchères. Nous sommes très heureux qu''il ait choisi Artcurial Motorcars et le remercions pour sa confiance et sa générosité.
Aujourd''hui, vous avez une opportunité unique, celle d''acquérir la moto et l''automobile d''une des plus grandes stars de l''histoire du rock et ce, pour la bonne cause.

Aucun frais acheteur ne sera perçu par Artcurial Motorcars sur ces deux véhicules. Le montant intégral de l''adjudication sera versé à l''association.
Merci de noter que des frais que les frais suivants sont à prévoir lors de l''importation en France: 5,5% de TVA sur le prix marteau.


US title
Chassis n° 536232440

- Johnny Hallyday''s custom Cadillac
- Unique model
- Prepared by the King of Custom, Boyd Coddington
- Charity lot with no buyer''s premium
- No reserve
- Sold by Johnny Hallyday in aid of the charity ''La Bonne Etoile''

In 2008, Johnny Hallyday had just had a hot-rod created in the style of a 1930s Ford, complete with Big-Block, by Boyd Coddington.
Coddington is the biggest name in the hot-rod world. A world that he revolutionized. A widely recognised figure in his Hawaiian shirt and generous beard, he became famous for the television programme he presented on the Discovery Channel in the US and later in France: American Hot Rod 2. One of Coddington''s students was Chip Foose, who built custom cars for ZZ Top for example.
While strolling down Sunset Boulevard one day, Hallyday spotted this Cadillac 62 up for sale with a second-hand car dealer. It looked original, if a little dilapidated, and radiated the inimitable charm of 1950s American cars. Hallyday fell in love immediately, bought it from the dealer for 70 000 USD, and drove it home. A few days later, the car broke down, and he asked Jean Basselin to take it to Boyd Coddington to be repaired. Boyd proposed a project that would completely transform the Cadillac into a dream machine in the purest traditions of American post-war custom cars.
The Cadillac was duly dismantled, part by part. It was given a Chevrolet Corvette 502 fuel injection engine, 700 Transmission, reinforced chassis by Morrison, interior hand-made by Coddington''s upholsterer, Gabe, embroidered with the initials JH on the seats, and chrome-work by Sherm. The body was totally rebuilt down to the last details by Bernt Karlsson. The bumpers were redesigned, and the headlights fitted with a modern electric system. It was given a special livery in Coddington''s workshop, painted in cobalt blue with Ghost flames. The transformation of this superb and totally unique custom car took over 400 hours.
Johnny Hallyday collected his car in 2010 and has since driven it regularly around Los Angeles. There are numerous photographs of the Cadillac on the city''s main roads and on the route to Malibu and Hollywood Boulevard. In 2012 the photographer Dimitri Coste took a series of shots of the star with his Cadillac. These famous photos appeared on Hallyday''s 48th album, L''Attente. Last June, during a trip to Los Angeles, Matthieu Lamoure had the privilege of driving this car on the Pacific Coast Highway and the streets of Pacific Palisades. " It''s like a new car. The sound of its V8 is mesmerising, invading your body with an intoxicating blues rhythm. It is complete with the most up-to-date equipment and high-performance stereo system, concealed behind the central ventilation grille on the dashboard ".

This Cadillac is unique. It belongs to Johnny Hallyday, one of the last true rock stars on the planet and the biggest star in France. The man who rises above fashion, the man we have grown up with and the man who fills the biggest stadiums. He is also the most generous: the entire sum raised by the sale of this car will go to the charity La Bonne Etoile, co-chaired by his wife Laeticia Hallyday. With this Cadillac, you will become part of rock''n''roll history!

Johnny Hallyday has recorded more than 1000 songs, sold over 110 million albums, and for 60 years he has transcended fashions and musical trends, thanks to his great talent, his inimitable voice, his generosity, his steadfast integrity and his unrelenting love for his public.
To describe Johnny Hallyday without speaking of his passion for two and four-wheeled machines would be missing out an integral part of the man. He has owned a string of beautiful automobiles during his life, including a Ferrari 250 California Spider, a Lamborghini Miura, an AC Cobra, an Aston Martin DB6, a Ferrari 275, a Bizzarrini as well as a Ford Mustang that he drove in the Monte-Carlo Rally for Ford France. And let''s not forget the hundreds of motorbikes that have been a part of his life, in particular the Harley Davidsons that he owned and has ridden across the United States and around France.
This year, Johnny Hallyday has decided to sell his Cadillac 53, the car that he had fully customized by the American King of Custom, Boyd Coddington. This car has never left the US and will be presented exclusively and for the first time in France on the Artcurial Motorcars stand this year. Alongside it will be his Harley Davidson Softail Springer, one of his favourite bikes that he has owned for 28 years.
Johnny has chosen to sell these two extraordinary vehicles in aid of the charity La Bonne Etoile, co-chaired by his wife Laeticia Hallyday.

La Bonne Etoile is a non-profit organisation founded in January 2012. Its mission is to support children and adolescents, often orphans, who have been abandoned, suffering from illness or physical handicap; initially in Vietnam, and ultimately extending to other parts of the world. The organisation offers these young people decent living conditions by giving them access to care, schooling and vocational training in a protective environment, by building schools, rehabilitating orphanages and providing emergency food aid.
Many projects have already been undertaken. The Ba Bi2 orphanage and school constructed in Hanoi in 2014 now provides year-round accommodation for nearly 100 children. In 2015, a second school was built and is run by teachers funded by the charity. A large number of school desks have been acquired. The Bonne Etoile plans to continue work on the second school by providing the necessary equipment, and would like to send money for medicine, and extra salary for the teachers. In France, in partnership with the association La Voix de l''Enfant, La Bonne Etoile is committed to alleviating the suffering of children who are victims of abuse, through financing hearing rooms in hospitals, to take statements from vulnerable children who are victims of violence and/or abuse.

Johnny has never sold anything at auction before. We are thrilled that he has chosen Artcurial Motorcars and would like to thank him for his trust and his generosity.
Today, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy a motorbike and a car belonging to one of the biggest stars in rock history, all for a good cause.

No buyer''s commission will be levied by Artcurial Motorcars on these two vehicles. The full amount raised in the auction will be paid to the charity.
Please note that VAT and customs duties have to be paid in the country of destination.

Photos: Copyright Dimitri Coste et Claude Gassian










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