2004 Cadillac XLR Roadster
2004 Cadillac XLR Roadster
Declining Cadillac sales in the 1990s forced General Motors to take a hard look at its luxury division and that marque's model offerings. New models were soon conceived including an Evoq concept, a two-door roadster that made its debut at a 1999 Detroit auto show. Five years later the Cadillac XLR was introduced, a model underpinned by the same platform used by the Chevrolet Corvette.
For consignment Cadillac's venture into the sports car market. A 2 seater, retractable hardtop sports sedan, with a Northstar 4.6 Liter V8 SFI coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission, loaded with the typical Cadillac amenities, this 45,435 mile car presents with its factory black steel exterior paint, and beige supple leather interior trimmings.
Looking much like it was carved with a knife on a wedge, angled surfaces deflect the wind over the rearward raked front mesh grille, past the long pony style hood, and over the low profile windshield and roof. Ultra wide doors fit snugly between a long front quarter fender, and the angled sculpted rear quarter. More angled taillights frame the edges of the rear quarters and make their way around the outward V shaped trunk deck and lid then a large same angled neoprene bumper is below. Quad oval exhaust tips peek out from underneath. The hardtop fascinatingly disappears into the trunk area all automatically and does so flawlessly and with the flick of a switch. All panels are bathed in black…still the factory paint, with just a few faults throughout which is typical for factory paint. Big 18-inch aluminum wheels are on all 4 corners. This exterior is a high-grade faceted diamond cut design.
Beige interior trim is inside and there is plenty of leather coverings in this color as well as wood appliqué veneers and stitched surfaces. Nice comfortable buckets with high backs draped in beige leather are inside. These have several electrical adjustment switches, memory buttons, and built-in speakers. Just behind on the beginnings of the trunk deck are dual shaped rollbars nicely padded in taupe colored vinyl. Between these seats is a spacious central console glove box and panel with more wood appliqué and brushed stainless which houses the shift lever, and hard top toggle up and down switch. A deluxe steering wheel fronts analog backlit and a digital odometer. In the center is a large information screen/radio and just below a slit for multiple CDs (AM/FM/CD/XM Capable). Temperature controls are all push button and digital readouts get it just right baby bear.
4.6 liters of Northstar V8 power with SFI and very clean and well maintained. On the back is a 5-speed automatic transmission (5L50-E) and a 2.93 rear axle.
All clean with plenty of lightweight aluminum castings, suspension ride handling system, 4 wheel anti-lock brakes in disc form, independent coil springs upfront and transverse leaf springs with independent arms for the rear. No rust, not even a hint of road dirt, nice and black with the corrosion free castings with dual exhaust making its way neatly by everything to the rear.
A quick starter and smooth runner, this car has nice acceleration, good handling and plenty of driver and passenger convenience options. The Cadillac sports car ride which was solid but smooth. All interior functions were in full working order.
A well preserved example of this one run car, picking up Caddy into the sports car realm. It was successful because it combined comfort with sportiness and created a high-end market. Plus, it's a Cadillac with a disappearing hardtop!
3-2 Door Convertible
4-Manual Belts, Front & Sides Airbags
A-4.6L 320hp Northstar V8
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
603435-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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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