What's The Ultimate Redneck Car?

The $275K IROC-Z seems an awfully steep price for something destined only to impress trailer park residents. You can do better. What's the ultimate redneck car?


The Cadillac of redneck cars is, no surprise, an actual Cadillac. The 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham is big, square, antiquated and comes with a giant tacky chrome-lined roof. In its day it was luxurious so it didn't count as the ultimate redneck mobile when it first came out. Nope, but now, 20 years later, with its roof peeling, it's the ultimate redneck mobile. There's also another important distinction. The 1985 Brougham is still RWD because, let's face it, rednecks have a harder time doing burnouts and towing crappy trailers with a heavy FWD Caddy. Keep your Camaros and Bronco IIs, only the most elite of the least educated drive anything but the best the mid 1980s — i.e. America's golden era — has to offer.

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