For the last few years Barrett-Jackson has become the place to sell "production firsts" like the Dodge Challenger, Corvette ZR1, and Shelby GT500 KR to name a few. For 2010, it seems we've run out of new muscle cars to auction off, but Cadillac decided to take advantage of a captive and wealthy audience to unload the very first production 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe. We'd probably be more interested if it was a CTS-V Coupe, as we don't see a run-of-the-mill two-door CTS becoming a collectible, regardless of when it was produced.
Still, we can't fault Cadillac too much for bringing the first CTS Coupe to Barrett-Jackson, since all of the winning bid minus the cost of the car will be donated to the College for Creative Studies. The top bidder doesn't get this exact car, but instead gets to special-order his or her own CTS Coupe with the choice of color, engine, transmission, trim, and any options. So what's it worth? The car sold yesterday for a respectable price of $95,700 including buyers commission.