When the Cadillac XLR was released for the 2004 model year, everyone thought that the Bowling Green, KY assembled 2-seat convertible would be a Corvette with some Cadillac badging and a walnut trim interior. But it wasn’t. The XLR might have been built in the same production facility and shared a hydroformed frame as the Vette, but the XLR had a unique Cadillac NorthStar V8, magneto-rheological shock absorbers (for enhanced ride control), a 5 or 6 speed automatic transmission and a power-retractable aluminum hardtop. It also had walnut trim. Find this 2004 Cadillac XLR offered for $19,500 in Plainville, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This might be the Bourbon speaking, but I’ve always sorta liked the styling of the 2000s era Cadillacs, which was allegedly created under the direction of John Smith (yes, his actual name) who was head of GM’s Cadillac division. The styling was known as “Art and Science” it took Cadillac away from the generic graham […]