2008 Cadillac XLR Roadster
Declining Cadillac sales in the 1990's 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
For consignment, Cadillac's venture into the sports car market. A
2-seater, retractable hardtop sportscar, with a Northstar 4.6 Liter
V8 SFI coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, loaded with
the typical Cadillac amenities this ultra-low original (7,211) mile
car presents with its factory Crystal Red Tintcoat exterior paint,
and Cashmere leather interior trimmings. Also, Corvette suspension
does not hurt either, unless you are the competition on the
Looking much like it was carved with a knife on a wedge, angles
surfaces deflect the wind over the rearward raked front horizontal
bar grille, past the long pony style hood, and over the low-profile
windshield and roof. Ultra-wide doors are fitting snugly between a
long front quarter fender, and an angular 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 Crystal Red
Tintcoat which is mostly factory paint with some repaint work
obvious on the left front fender, door and rocker panel, and just a
few faults throughout. Big 18-inch aluminum wheels are on all 4
Cashmere interior trim is inside and there are plenty of leather
coverings in this color as well as Eucalyptus veneers and stitched
surfaces. Nice comfortable buckets with high backs draped in shale
leather are inside. These have several electrical adjustment
switches, memory buttons, and built-in speakers. Between these
seats is a spacious central console glove box and panel with more
Eucalyptus and brushed stainless which houses the shift lever, and
hard top toggle up and down switch. A deluxe steering wheel with
plenty of buttons for hands on controlling of functions fronts
analog backlit and a digital odometer gauges. In the center is a
large information screen and just below a premium stereo. Nice tan
carpeting floods the floors, and still has the dealer protective
coverings on top if it.
4.6 liters of Northstar V8 power with SFI and very clean and well
maintained. On the back is a 6-speed automatic transmission and a
2.73 rear axle. Let's just call it showroom clean.
All clean with plenty of lightweight aluminum castings, suspension
ride handling system, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes in disc form, a
transverse leaf spring upfront and transverse leaf springs for the
rear. No rust, not even a hint of road dirt, nice and black with
the corrosion free castings. Shades of the Corvette
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 with a mere 7,211
miles clocked on her. Conveniences and luxury of a Cadillac, and
Power and handling of a Corvette. It was successful because it
combined comfort with sportiness and created a high-end market. A
diamond cut car that can get rough if it needs to.
3-2 Door Convertible
6-Manual Belts, Front & Side Airbags
A-4.6L 320hp Northstar V8
5-Bowling Green, KY Assy Plant
601281-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.