For those of you born after 1977 the movie “Super Fly” most likely means nothing to you. However, as a kid growing up in Brooklyn “Super Fly” was legendary, as was his Pimp-o-licious 1971 Cadillac Eldorado. You see this movie was made in the New York City that I remember as a young kid and a teenager. Times Square was still full of strip clubs and arcades and the sections of the city like Tribeca and Soho were still riddled with a rather bad element. In today’s day and age the Big Apple looks like Disney Land and is considered to be one of the safest cities on the planet. Back then though when the Pimps and Ho’s still worked the streets the city had a whole different vibe to it.
For some reason I started thinking about Super Fly again and more specifically the old pimp daddy Caddies from back in the day. Then I started to do a little research and actually found some information on the guy who actually produced them. Super Fly’s car was actually built by Les Dunham, founder of Dunham Coachworks in north Jersey and in the above Youtube clip he tells the story of how he created one of the most memorable cars in cinema history.