For the 2004 model year, General Motors’ Cadillac Division made another attempt to create a luxury two-seat roadster after their earlier experience with the Allante and created the XLR. While overall sales figures were lower than the Allante and the five to seven thousand units per year forecast by Cadillac executives, the XLR and its’ supercharged brother the XLR-V, the unique car made an imprint in the luxury roadster market.
The XLR was priced between the cheaper Lexus entry and the top-of-the-market comparable Mercedes Benz. The Cadillac was unique in that it featured a retractable powered hardtop that could be raised or lowered in approximately 20 seconds.
The Cadillac was built alongside the Chevrolet Corvette at GM’s Bowling Green (KY) assembly plant and to some degree shared architecture with the well-known sports car from Cadillac’s sister division. Apart from the frame, the Cadillac featured different body panels, unique suspension tuning, totally different interiors and Cadillac-exclusive powerplants.
Cadillac’s entry in the luxury roadster market was powered by a 4.6L V8 32-valve Northstar engine displacing 320 horsepower. With a curb weight of just over 3,600 pounds, the car was considered to have acceptable performance within that market segment.
The XLR was equipped with the normal array of standard equipment expected from a luxury brand like Cadillac, and a long list of optional equipment was available to personalize the car to the taste of the owner. The XLR was the first Cadillac to offer GPS-based adaptive cruise control as well as heated and cooled seats.
Over the total production run that ended with the 2009 model year, Cadillac sold 14,464 XLR’s and another 2,188 XLR-V models that became available during the 2006 model year and continued through the end of the model run. The supercharger option added just over $20,000 to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, making it notably rare.
This 2006 Cadillac XLR is an excellent example of a mid-production run car. Finished in Infrared with a slate interior, this vehicle is well equipped with the usual luxury car options and also has the optional navigation system and satellite radio. The car odometer shows just over 45,000 miles which we believe to be correct but in accordance with Missouri statutes pertaining to licensed auto dealers because of age this vehicle will be sold mileage exempt. This Cadillac has been in the portfolio of the present owner since September 2010.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this very clean luxury roadster for $39,000 USD. We will gladly assist with arranging transportation at the buyer’s expense. Financing may be available to individuals with approved credit. Financing details can be found under the “Financing” tab on our website, www.ebergreendigitalshowroom.com. For additional information or to make an offer on this vehicle, call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
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