Did Cadillac Ever Build a Pickup Truck?

In the long and storied history of the automotive industry, few companies have been as iconic as Cadillac. Synonymous with luxury and style, Cadillac has been producing cars since 1902, and has developed a reputation for comfort and quality. So, it should come as no surprise that people are wondering if Cadillac ever manufactured pickup trucks.

The answer is: not officially. Cadillac has never released a pickup truck model to market.

However, there is evidence of some unofficial customizations by people who took the initiative to create a Cadillac pickup truck themselves. These customizations were based on the existing Cadillac models, such as the Escalade SUV.

These custom Cadillacs were created by removing the rear section of the SUV and replacing it with a flatbed or cargo area. These conversions would give the vehicle an extended cab feel and also provide more space for cargo in the back. The result was something that looked like a cross between an SUV and a pickup truck.

The first unofficial Cadillac pickup truck was created in 1999 by a man named John Davis from New Mexico. He took an Escalade and customized it into what he called “the world’s first luxury extended cab pickup truck”. This vehicle gained notoriety when it appeared on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in 2000.

Since then, other individuals have attempted to create their own custom Cadillac pickups using various models of cars from GMC and Chevrolet, along with other aftermarket parts such as chrome grilles or bumpers.


So while Cadillac has never officially produced a pickup truck model, there have been some impressive attempts at creating one through customization. Whether you’re looking for style or convenience, these modified vehicles offer something unique that you won’t find anywhere else.

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James Gardner