On the shortlist of modern cars that instantly became a classic is this 2006 Cadillac XLR-V. Low production numbers, hardtop convertible body, and a supercharged V8 come together under America's most prestigious continuous marque. So if you missed your opportunity at it the first time, this low mileage example is the next best thing. This was the debut model year for the ultra-hot V version of the XLR, and so this really helped launch a legend. Equal parts Caddy luxury and Corvette performance, the XLR-V was the ultimate expression of a modern American exotic machine. This one is truly setting its sights on the Mercedes SL AMG crowd with a great-looking hardtop profile that looks like a sleek coupe with the roof in place. And with the touch of a button, the hardtop disappears to create a wedge profile that you could swear was always meant to be a roadster. This example has averaged less than 1,900 miles annually, and so it shows the right signs of a responsibly driven pleasure cruiser. The Light Tarnished Silver Metallic is believed to be the factory application, and it continues to have the radiance you want to show off the sharply-creased body lines. The bright mesh grille and bold quad exhaust tips properly announce a sporty V model. Plus, we love how the wheels were upgraded to a Corvette Z06-style design with a Cadillac level of flair - it basically tells the whole XLR-V story in one high-polished alloy! The luxury and performance image continues inside. It starts with a terrific set of bucket seats. Cadillac was really thinking about its customers because details like the suede fabric inserts mean never having to think about hopping in while wearing shorts. These dual buckets are power-adjustable to make sure they strike the perfect balance between all-day comfort and keeping you secure during spirited driving. As the top-of-the-line Cadillac, this came with all the best features, including real wood trim, keyless entry/ignition, power windows, power locks, power steering, dual front airbags, side airbags, cruise control, and a head-up display. The infotainment system controls everything from a sat nav to the AM/FM/CD/XM Bose premium stereo w/Bluetooth. All your essential controls are at your fingertips right on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Best of all, the dual-zone automatic A/C climate control means you and your passenger can dial in the ideal individual temperature. While all of those features make this a great luxury car, it's what's under the hood that makes it an instant classic. The XLR-V used Cadillac's special Northstar DOHC V8 engine displacing 4.4-liters, and on top is a supercharger that turns this into a 443 hp big power machine. In fact, this was more powerful than the standard C6 Corvette on sale in '06, and so the luxury Caddy can easily beat its benchmark relative to 60 mph. This is a well-maintained modern classic, and so it still gives the silky smooth performance around town that you love from a true Cadillac. But the moment you want to hit the open road, the six-speed automatic grabs a lower gear, the supercharger instantly comes to life, and the dual exhaust gives a mighty roar. Plus, the Magnetic Ride Control suspension is the same system used by Ferrari, and it adapts to your aggressive nature. When combined with the drilled four-wheel disc brake package w/ABS, this is truly the Cadillac of sports cars. A first-year example of the XLR-V is the kind of car where the admiration grows even more with time. So it's great to find a two-owner example that we're told has never even seen rain. The sale even comes with the original wheels. So you know this instant classic will be leaving here quickly. Call today!!!
- Body Types Convertible
- Fuels Gasoline
- Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
- Exterior Colour Light tarnished silver metallic
- Number of Doors 2
- Interior Colour Ebony
- VIN CODE 1G6YX36DX65602476