• Jun 22, 2010
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

As far as we know, General Motors has no plans to build a convertible version of the CTS Coupe. But where automakers fear to tread, the aftermarket is usually happy jump in. High Springs, Florida-based Drop Top Customs is reportedly hard at work on a rag-top conversion for Cadillac's new coupe, adding yet another model to its range of custom convertibles.

Over the past few years, the company has mainly focused on Dodge Challengers and Chevrolet Camaros, but with a factory Camaro convertible about nine months away, the CTS has the potential to fill the gap. DTC produces all of the parts for its conversions in-house and most jobs cost less than $20,000. Considering the fastback styling of the CTS Coupe, we're not sure how well it will translate to a soft-top – or how it's going to affect structural rigidity – but we're looking forward to how it turns out.



[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not sure why the CTS seems to be so popular with AB all of a sudden. GM paying you guys to write posts on it and pump the car up?
      Besides that, I can't say doing an aftermarket convertible would be a good idea. Generally speaking, they tend to be pretty poor quality, and this particular car would probably end up looking a little like a PT Cruiser.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're comparing the Mustang posts to this? Gimme a break. Enthusiast cars generate a lot more interest. Face it, when was the last time you saw a CTS on a magazine cover? Not saying one is any better than the other, it's just out of the ordinary, and that kind of thing usually catches my attention.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The prospect of a beautiful, luxurious, 550HP, 6-speed coupe is not appealing to you? please list you choices that fit the above criteria... and try to keep the price below $200,000.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not sure WHY the redone Mustang was so popular with AB a coupla months ago... Ford musta been paying you guys to write posts on it and pump the car up. Sad.. because I still take a Camaro over a Mustang any day of the week...

        Thanx GM for taking the Loans and saving Ford and the rest of the industry from collapse. Even more... Thanx GM for getting ready to issue an IPO and returning even more of that Loan money back.. with interest.

      • 4 Years Ago
      haha I live 10 minutes from that place
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey, go snoop around there for us, will ya?
      • 4 Years Ago
      PUHLEEZE just make me a Landau Roof- PLEEEZZZEEEE?

      Seriously, if I catch any of you doing this, I'm sending a Patriot Missile your way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, thanks for that. I originally wrote LAW rocket in there, and figured people on this blog would all get that a 'Patriot' is a missile. Alas, you are all correct and unless the landau roof was flying in (on a scud), the Partiot missile would be the wrong choice.

        That said, let this post serve as a warning to any of the aftermarket folks that putting a faux ragtop on ANY CTS Coupe will be met with a wide array of ordinance, delivered courtesy of the autoblog faithful. Can we agree on that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or to keep it simple, an RPG.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the patriot is a surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile, no good against a ground target. The BGM-71 TOW is an anti-tank surface-to-surface guided missile and would be much better for the job.

        :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, the Tow wouldn't be a great one either unless he's planning on being REAL close (short-range, line of sight). My thought would be a Scud.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Truthfully... I could careless and I own a V... make it a hard-top convertible and now we are talking! Rag-top convertibles should be a thing of the past.
      • 4 Years Ago
      make it a 600 hp hard top vert and scotch guard the seats... dammmm
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet it'd look pretty good as a ragtop, though when the top's down you're going to lose pretty much the whole trunk.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yep. And let's hope rear visibility isn't made even worse (by any humps or bumpts back there).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ragtops never take up trunk space. Usually there's a compartment above the trunk that stores the top.
      • 4 Years Ago
      We are actually converting the Challenger and Camaro now and are doing about 100 a year on average. Very little trunk space is lost. Please check us out on Facebook at www.FaceBook.com/DropTopCustoms for pictures of what we are doing now like Camaro T-Tops and the Cadillac when we get it.

      DropTop Customs
      www.DroptopCustoms.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not bad looking.
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