• Apr 29, 2008
While Cadillac busies itself with a 2-door version of the new CTS sedan, the folks over at Coach Builders, Ltd have been busy taking their tops off. The boulevardier CTS gets an insulated, hydraulically-powered roof fitted with a heated glass rear window and cloth headliner. The top also comes in several colors. Judging by this pic, it also looks like a fair bit of work has gone into making the car look good with the top down. No word on what happens to trunk space, however.

It'll cost you more than a few quarters -- $19,000 gets the job done in eight weeks -- but that's the price of exclusivity, right? It's also employs a manual release, but these things happen when you're a style pioneer. We'd like to see pics of the car with the top up, because we wonder if this could be the first cloth-topped Caddy truly fit for the younger set.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      If this goes into production (which I doubt) I'd buy like 2. And I want the 4 door, not the 2 door, although both choices would be nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow...does everyone who works in the Aftermarket industry these days love ugly chrome wheels or something?

      I remember when people used to have style when it came to chrome wheels....for a 19k job, they could of at least ponied up for some nice Chip Foose wheels or something.

      I have a soft spot for the Nitrous Foose Wheels...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks GREAT! At least in that one pic. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nice. I love the idea of a four door convertible. Remember the ASC Helios from a few years back? (Chrysler 300C drop top concept) I still can't believe they haven't made that car yet. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

        Helios concept: http://www.autoblog.com/2005/04/11/chrysler-really-really-wants-to-keep-making-money-off-the-300c/
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think im falling back in love with american car companies, this and the zr1, just show the beauty in the american car.

        bye bye mercedes and bmw...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 4 dorr CTS coupe will fair better than the Helios for the simple fact that its a shorter car with a strong frame. It will probably be like the Sebring convertible.

        Problem with long cars like the 300 is the torsion forces can damage the body via twisting. The 300 can't simply be chopped down because its body requires its top to help hold it together.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now THAT is a hot car. And I like the four door version as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't this the same outfit that made the 300C into a convertible as well?

      I remember how utterly striking that car was and wished Chrysler could have produced it. I have no doubt they would have sold very well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      if anyone has ever seen a Coachbuilders LTD. conversion, they are absolutely top quality; much nicer than what any auto manufacturer does.

      I've driven the DTS convertible, both the roll-bar and non-roll bar version. even on bumpy roads or railroad tracks, there is no cowl shake with either version. this is really surprising, considering the size of the car.

      Coachbuilders LTD. built many Eldorado convertibles from 1992-2002. besides being gorgeous, it's amazing to see how high their resale values are.

      AZMike
      • 6 Years Ago
      ASC built the 2005 HELIOS 300c Concept of a few years ago. Not Coach Builders, LTD., though They also seem to have a 300 c Convertible that looks like the ASC Concept.

      The Cadillac would have looked better with some factory 19inch wheels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I got an idea give em a CTS-V.....

      Now we are talking.... It will be the new green car as you can save gas by giving 3 joy rides at once
      • 6 Years Ago
      Death trap......
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've never seen a four door convertible without a carload of SS officers in it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Companies that make four door convertibles never stopped. Most people seem to think they did though.

      There are a couple of companies that made BMW 850, Deville, Eldorado, PT Cruiser (before the factory convertible), and a few other convertibles all throughout the 90's and 2000's.
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