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Heres one seriously rare opportunity! This 2007 Cadillac XLR-V is a sharp looking, open air rocket. Armed with an ultra-potent, supercharged V8, it offers performance few other cars can match and has logged an unusually low 7800 miles in its lifetime - well under a years worth of driving, by nearly any standard. Its been well treated during that time, so its in outstanding shape in all respects - inside, outside and beneath the hood. This elegantly shaped Cadillacs silver paint is understated and opulent at the same time and is really looking sharp in this setting. During the course of everyday driving youre almost certain to pick up a chip or ding here and there, yet there are no such blemishes in sight - not even on the front bumper - and its got an excellent, deep shine you can spot while its still a ways away. While this is by no means the only retractable hard top on the road, there have been very few others that have incorporated the feature as seamlessly - the XLR-V retains its magnetic appeal with the roof raised or lowered. All the signs that this Cadillac has received consistent shelter from the elements are in plain view - in addition to its paint still presenting impressively well, the headlights illuminate the road ahead through crystal clear lenses and the front windshield still looks as it did when the car left the showroom. From every angle, its body panels line up precisely and the retractable hardtop fits like a glove in its raised position. The cashmere colored leather interior has a fresh, plush appearance that reflects the light usage its seen, with a pair of power heated bucket seats that show no wrinkling or discoloration and are exceptionally comfortable. Regardless of where you look, youll be hard pressed to find any signs of wear inside the cockpit - this is an exceptionally clean interior just as it is, and a brief session with a detailer will elevate it back to showroom condition. This XLR-V features a heads up display - no doubt one of GMs most inspired advances - that projects vital motoring functions unobtrusively onto the lower windshield for easy view. Additional comfort and convenience features include a navigation system, driver and passenger airbags, an AM/FM/Cassette stereo that teams with a multi-CD changer mounted in the trunk, as well as air conditioning that blows strong and cold. While the Cadillac nameplate is about as thoroughly American as they come, its powerplant boasts a power to displacement ratio we normally associate with European brands. The fuel injected 4.4 liter supercharged V8 offers a Ferrari-esque 443 horsepower and teams with a 6 speed 6L80 transmission thats geared to extract every ounce of its output. The entire drivetrain remains in stock configuration, with no aftermarket components added on - with this kind of power already built in, theres really no need - and having logged so few miles, is in top form, offering just the exhilarating performance youd expect, given these specs. A set of 4 wheel ABS power disc brakes brings things to a stop in a hurry when needed and smooth, precise power steering combines with the XLRs low profile to make it a corner-carver extraordinaire as it prowls the roads on its set of 19 stock Cadillac wheels wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero tires. Below, the undercarriage is as clean as you could want - this performance machine obviously hasnt been navigated through hostile terrain during its lifetime. There werent many of these Caddys made in the first place and the unusually low mileage and fresh condition of this 2007 Cadillac XLR-V makes it a standout. Call today!
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