The NART Cadillac Zagato was the most awesome Eldorado Mark VII ever built. Here's what happened.
Luigi Chinetti was a successful racing driver of Le Mans pedigree. He was also the exclusive Ferrari distributor in North America from 1947 to 1970, the year when this strange Cadillac first fired up its 400 horsepower engine.
By 1968, shadows of possible emissions regulations started to eclipse imported exotica. At the same time, there were many wealthy costumers looking for unique rides, and Chinetti wanted to use that money to create something special. He turned to General Motors, who liked the idea, but only had this to offer in '68, the Mark VII Cadillac Eldorado: