2005 Cadillac XLR – The Cadillac XLR enjoyed a brief run of just five years, but the luxury roadster made its mark. Production commenced at the plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The XLR was earmarked to become the Cadillac brand’s flagship sports car. Designers took their inspiration from the Y platform of Chevrolet’s Corvette. The XLR had a look of its own and was no mere imitation of any other brand or model in its era. In 2005, the XLR maintained its 4.6 liter DOHC V8 engine with the same horsepower and torque as the previous year. The rear wheel drive and 5 speed automatic electronically controlled transmission were also a carryover from 2004. Cadillac knew that it had a good thing going and there were no real problems to address at the time. There were only a few minor changes made, including a higher production rate, along with the addition of two new color choices and they did away with the gray exterior. As with the 2004 model, the newer XLR busted out of the starting gate achieving zero to sixty mph in just 6 seconds.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect mix between sporty and luxurious … at a reasonable price … the XLR is a dead on match! Not to mention the power hard top that lets you soak in the sun while you show off your new wheels around town. We don’t have to sell you on the XLR model. If you’ve found this listing you already know what wonderful vehicles they are. What makes this particular example special is the Light Platinum and Shale color combo, great options, and only 22k miles! This Cadillac has been recently inspected from head to toe. A power steering issue was recently addressed (apprx $2k) and no other needs were found. You can see some light wear on the driver seat but the rest of the XLR presents almost as brand new. Features and options include; 4.6L Northstar V8, Auto, A/C, Front & Side Airbags, ABS Brakes, Leather Buckets, Cargo Net, Center Console Storage, Cruise Control, Dual Climate Control, Cloth Floormats, Fog Lights, GPS, Heads-Up Display (HUD), Keyless Entry, Power/Memory/Heated Seats, Power Top, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Rear Window Defrost, Factory AM/FM/CD, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Traction Control, Woodgrain Interior, 18″ Factory Wheels, and Thick Michelin Pilot 235/50/R18 Tires!