• Stock:


  • Engine Size:

    4.6 Liter V8

  • Transmission Type:

    6 Speed Automatic

  • Miles:

    16,825 (Actual)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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When Cadillac got serious about their image, they knew that a 2-seat luxury/sport convertible was the way to go. The Allante was a worthy first effort, but this 2009 Cadillac XLR Platinum was really the pinnacle of the breed's evolution. Far more than just a "Cadillac Corvette," it features a sophisticated 32-valve powerplant, gorgeous "New Edge" styling and plenty of performance matched by lots of luxury.

The brilliant Crystal Red paint job was Cadillac's signature color, and nowhere does it look better than on the low, sleek, angular XLR. This particular XLR shows just 16,825 original miles, so it's obviously been properly maintained and never used for the daily commute. As a result, the finish is bright, clear, and in excellent overall condition with very, very few signs of use. The low chin spoiler hasn't been bashed by curbs and driveways, the rockers show very little abrasion from tire debris, and thanks to the low shape, rock chips are virtually non-existent. The styling has aged rather well, and this is a very distinctive car from any angle, looking best from the rear ¾ view where you can really see the wedge-shaped bodywork. Fit and finish are what you'd expect from a car that cost more than $80,000 when it was new, with excellent gaps and a deep shine to the paint that's better than most GM cars, even today. And there's just enough chrome to remind you it's a Cadillac, and that means something.

The tan leather interior was as luxurious as Cadillac could make it, and even at a glance it's easy to see the many improvements over its cousin, the Corvette. The leather is soft and supple, and even the driver's seat shows minimal wear. Plush carpets, real Zebrano wood on the dash, and neat little details like the flip-open map pockets in the doors and pseudo roll hoops behind the seats make it feel special inside. Everything was standard, of course, and everything works, including the motorized touch-screen entertainment system that powers out of the way to offers access to the DVD system. Pushbutton starting is included, and while that's pretty common today, in 2009 it was pretty exciting stuff. Gauges are simple and elegant, the A/C is powerful, and you could probably sell tickets to watch the motorized hardtop fold itself into the trunk. And speaking of the trunk, there's decent space when the top is up and better than expected capacity when the trunk is down, so don't be afraid to plan that road trip in this car.

Cadillac's 4.6 liter DOHC 32-valve "Northstar" V8 was retooled to fit in a rear-wheel-drive application and it's got an entirely different personality from the Corvette's pushrod V8. Smooth and silky, with the most scintillating exhaust note this side of Milan, Italy, it's the right choice in a high-end convertible like this. There's plenty of power at any speed, although the 6-speed automatic transmission always seems to keep it right at its torque peak so it's ready when you dip into the throttle. It hides under a big plastic shroud, so there's not much to see under the hood, but it's well maintained and runs beautifully, and these are well-regarded as durable engines if they're maintained properly. Underneath, it benefits from the Corvette's transverse leaf spring suspension and giant disc brakes, plus the center-outlet exhaust system that just looks cool. Big chrome alloy wheels with original-spec Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires really make it pop and offer plenty of comfort and great handling.

A very cool piece of Cadillac hardware, this unusual XLR still stands out in a crowd. There are plenty of convertibles out there, but this one offers big performance with a uniquely American flavor. Call today!


Defrost, Navigation System, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Retractable Hard Top, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Heated Seats, Leather Seats, Tilt Wheel, Anti-Lock Brakes, Cruise Control, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Anti-Theft System, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts


Factory Buildsheet, Original Window Sticker


Engine Type
Engine Size
4.6 Liter V8
Transmission Type
6 Speed Automatic


Body Or Basic Color
Black Cherry
Body Style


16,825 (Actual)


Interior Or Basic Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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