2006 Cadillac XLR Roadster
2006 Cadillac XLR Roadster
Ready for one of the lesser-known Cadillac facts? Al Capone's bulletproof 1928 Cadillac sedan became the first bulletproof Presidential vehicle for Franklin D. Roosevelt on the evening of the Pearl Harbor bombing. It had been impounded by the government when Capone was sentenced to Alcatraz prison, and the Secret Service decided to use it for the President.
This garage kept Florida car was formerly owned by the consigners Aunt, who only drove it to church on Sundays…but I digress in actuality it passed the last inspection with flying colors needing nothing. A mere 27,105 original miles are clocked on the odometer, and most of that was put on driving back and forth to Florida. Some snazzy options and a fold away hardtop this gem presents very nicely.
Continuing in the aggressively straight and pointy design language, and the nonsensical three letter naming scheme (that totally wasn't a mimic of what the German and Japanese luxury manufacturers were doing) the XLR looks like a pure-blooded Caddy. It also loosely picks up some design cues from the Corvette, which it was built right next to in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This car has hydroformed perimeter frame construction and composite bodywork, this example is bathed in Gold Mist paint and has a matching accessory hardtop that folds down to form a convertible. From the headlights to the taillights this car utilizes the gem cut theory of design with plenty of sharp angles and flat surfaces. Panels are all straight, and paint remains nicely preserved.
In typical Cadillac style, no expenses were spared on the conveniences end. Bulgari designed instruments sit within a field of Eucalyptus wood accents. A touch screen navigation is installed, premium Bose sound system, and power windows, power memory seats, steering wheel radio and voice command controls, and a sport mode with driver shift controls. The large luxurious leather covered seats in bucket form are fitted into the passenger compartment. The driver's seat shows some wear with folds in it. These seats also have built in speakers. All this in beige with the wood accents, and some black vinyl to finish it off.
The 4.6 Liter Northstar V8 which is original to this car puts out 320hp. It is electronically fuel injected and has a 5-speed automatic transmission on the back of it. 2.93 are the rear gears.
Simply beautifully preserved with all shiny parts and workings, and very little sign of use during rainy weather. 4-wheel independent suspension. and power disc brakes all around provide the ride.
As expected, this car starts right up and rides very nicely. It has lots of surprising power, and corners well. It is comfortable interior and the convenience buttons will keep you occupied for a long ride, let alone the touch screen navi.
A well cared for example, well maintained, garaged, and all working example of Cadillac's venture (all be it lightly) into the luxury sports car market with its straight and pointy design. The automatic hardtop is a real convenience as well. A low mileage nicely colored car.
3-2 Door Convertible
6-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
A-4.6L 320hp Northstar V8
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
601681-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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