The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 181
2006 Cadillac XLR-V

Selling on Saturday

2006 Cadillac  XLR-V

CHASSIS NO: 1G6YX36D265603086

• One-owner car from new with low mileage
• Amazing performance and sporting luxury
• Exceptional performer; power retractable hardtop
• Includes pushbutton start, HUD, heated/cooled power seats
• Accompanied by factory books and manuals
• Includes window sticker, production manifest, articles

4.4-liter supercharged DOHC Northstar V-8 engine, electronic fuel injection, 443 BHP at 6,400 RPM, six-speed manual/automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with anti-roll bars and magnetic ride control, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with drilled rotors and ABS; wheelbase: 105.7”

Rooted in the dramatically styled Evoq concept car unveiled at the 1999 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Cadillac XLR heralded a resurgent, performance-minded Cadillac Division and conclusively proved high-technology, high-performance automobiles can be aesthetically appealing. The most radical and certainly best-performing Cadillac since the celebrated 1967 Eldorado, the XLR immediately made a bold statement with design language emphasizing aggressive, angular bodylines.

Starting with an all-new performance-oriented chassis design, Cadillac engineers added the comfort and refinement of a luxury coupe. The light, strong and rigid chassis was also the basis for the C6 Corvette and provided valuable data for the Corvette. Powered by the 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 developing 320 horsepower mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, the XLR delivers stunning levels of performance. In July 2003, Road & Track magazine testers sprinted from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 5.6 seconds and covered the quarter-mile in 14.0 seconds. Top speed was an electronically-limited 155 MPH. With an ideal 50/50 weight distribution and communicative steering, the XLR remains a true dual-purpose roadster, capable of handling all road conditions with stability and confidence. Technical innovations abound, including Magnetic Ride Control, ABS brakes, stability-control and traction-control.

The XLR-V raised performance further with its roots-type Eaton supercharger pushing power output of the 32-valve Cadillac Northstar V-8 engine to 443 horsepower and 414 pounds-feet torque. Electrifying performance includes 13-second quarter-mile times and the ability to assault the skidpad at 0.87 g as proven in testing by Road & Track editors. Interior accommodations were a tasteful blend of aluminum accents and rich wood grain trim. The clean, uncluttered cockpit features heated and cooled 8-way adjustable leather seats, analog gauges, and seven-inch multi-function LCD screen controlling the DVD navigation and Bose premium entertainment system. While carving corners, the XLR-V driver monitors vital information with the heads-up display (HUD). This outstanding example benefits from single-collector care from new, with 18,816 miles of use at time of cataloguing. As offered, it is virtually impeccable, with the sole exception of reasonable wear to the driver’s seat leather surfaces, consistent with the vehicle’s low mileage. In addition to its stunning array of features and options, this 2006 Cadillac XLR-V is accompanied by an original window sticker, factory production manifest, factory warning tags, stickers, and literature, dealer brochures and magazine articles. Best of all, it offers year-round comfort at the push of a button with its amazing retractable hardtop roof.

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