John Nichols’ “High Roller” ’93 Cadillac Fleetwood from Louisville, Kentucky, has to be one of the very coolest luxury lowriders rolling in the Blue Grass State. This is true at the shows, the hopping pits or on the boulevard. John’s fine Fleetwood is a multi-dimensional vehicle, combining a clean show-quality exterior with a competition-level hydraulics setup. This Caddy also has a smoothly purring 350-c.i.d. V-8 engine sitting on its painted frame to make it one cool cruiser.
The first part of the equation-the Neptune blue finish-was handled by John himself. As you might guess by its name, John’s the owner of John Nichols Collision/Kustom Paint, a top shop in Louisville, and he orchestrated the full frame-off project from there. Brandon Smith and Louisville’s Pitbull Hydraulics teamed up on a 14-battery hydro setup that has a bite as mean as its bark, and makes High Roller such a favorite at hopping competitions and exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
John put his High Roller on the road in just two months, which might be some kind of record for a car this nice. Credit the success to his automotive expertise and his “love for cars” (John also thanks Jesse, Keenan, Brandon, Brent, Bobby, Mike, Sean, James, Freddie and “anyone else I may have missed.”) John promises “more to come” with “two new cars in the works.” Hey, this guy’s obviously on a roll and we look forward to seeing what new heights he’ll be able to attain.
High RollerOwner: John NicholsVehicle: ’93 Cadillac FleetwoodCity/State: Louisville, KentuckyClub: Uce C.C.Engine/Drivetrain: Stock 350-c.i.d. V-8
Body/Paint: No surprise, the owner sprayed the Neptune blue paint at his shop-John Nichols Collision/Kustom Paint in Louisville. Graphics were added by Jesse and Keenan at GNS Auto Body in Lexington, Kentucky, and striping was supplied by Kent at B&R.
Interior: StockSound System: StockSetup: Brandon Smith and Pitbull Hydraulics in Louisville reinforced the frame before loading the trunk with a chrome-plated two-pump Pitbull setup powered by 14 Deka batteries
Tires: P175/70-R14Wheels: 14×6 Dayton