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2022 02 11 Featured External Listing – 2005 Cadillac CTS-V 6-speed manual | Collector Car Canada

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2022 02 11 Featured External Listing – 2005 Cadillac CTS-V 6-speed manual

2022 02 11 Featured External Listing – 2005 Cadillac CTS-V 6-speed manual

Here is the first iteration of the vaunted Cadillac “V” series, a 2005 Cadillac CTS V 6-speed manual.  While the CTS began for the 2003 model year, this 2005 the second year with the increased performance – 400 HP, which was a big number at the time for a Caddy sedan.

CCC Vital Info – 2005 Cadillac CTS V 6-speed manual

Odometer – 111,000 km
Engine Info – 6.0L V8, 400 HP
Transmission Info – 6-speed manual
Exterior Colour – silver
Interior Colour – tan
Other features – Factory seven-spoke wheels, sunroof, rear-wheel drive
Seller – Private
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This example looks to be a stock example, with silver paint and seven-spoke wheels the appearance of the latter announcing that this is not your father’s Cadillac.  The silver paint looks good in the photos but to the seller’s credit, he suggests that touch-up is necessary up front to bring this car back to its presentable best.  We also like the look, sound and performance of the dual exhaust and the aggressive-looking low front spoiler.

 

Inside there is a leather-trimmed interior.  We find ourselves wanting more in terms of photos thereof, though by the time this car was built, Cadillac was using quality leather – definitely something to check out for interested parties.  The speedometer maxing out at 180 makes us wander about Cadillac’s prioritizing of its Canadian customers.  What GM does with these is use one series of speedo numbers (as opposed to km/h as primary figures for Canadian market cars, with MPH in less dominant font), adjusting the needle positioning and illuminated units label when the driver switches back and forth between imperial and metric readouts.  We say that it looks a little bit funny to see the speedometer needle at the 2 o’clock position when cruising at 120 km/h but this is what GM engineers decided to do, we have also seen this phenomenon on Corvette.

 

 

Inside there is a leather-trimmed interior.  We find ourselves wanting more in terms of photos thereof, though by the time this car was built, Cadillac was using quality leather – definitely something to check out for interested parties.  The speedometer maxing out at 180 makes us wander about Cadillac’s prioritizing of its Canadian customers.  What GM does with these is use one series of speedo numbers (as opposed to km/h as primary figures for Canadian market cars, with MPH in less dominant font), adjusting the needle positioning and illuminated units label when the driver switches back and forth between imperial and metric readouts.  We say that it looks a little bit funny to see the speedometer needle at the 2 o’clock position when cruising at 120 km/h but this is what GM engineers decided to do, we have also seen this phenomenon on Corvette.

Under the hood is where the CTS-V shines and is special.  Soon after this, the “V” offered 556 horsepower, but this earlier model checked in at 400.  While today’s super sedans – offered by both Cadillac and its competitors – offer much more power today, 400 horsepower at 6,000 RPM was a breakthrough at the time.  Another uniqueness is that all of this juice is delivered to the rear wheels only by the six-speed manual, like the Corvette.  Thus the source – this CTS-V’s 6.0L V8 engine is consistent with that used in the Corvette Z06 of the day.

An interesting feature of the seller’s ad is that he claims to be a collector culling his herd.  Ad text mentions that more of his collection is available and invites readers to inquire about other cars appearing in the ad.  We notice a couple of pristine Pontiacs – a ‘60s convertible and a late ‘70s Firebird – and a modern V8 Dodge Challenger.  There is also a garage in the background… we wonder what lurks within.

Find this 2005 Cadillac CTS V 6-speed manual in Richmond, BC on kijiji for $28,800.

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