Rare And Wicked: A Well-Bought 2012 Caddy CTS-V Wagon

A recent post on Bring a Trailer.com showcased a very special and rare Cadillac. The machine in question was a mint condition and seemingly unmolested 2012 CTS-V wagon with 41k on the clock-dressed in sinister black with equally evil 19-inch graphite wheels and not-so-often-ordered yellow brake calipers. Even more significant, the luxury-laden and high-tech wonder wagon was fitted with a six-speed manual, to better wield the immense power of the 556-hp 6.2L supercharged LSA V8 lurking under it’s bulged hood.

Inside the V-wagon’s Light Titanium interior, race-inspired leather/suede Recaro seats hold the pilot in during g-force-level maneuvers and an alcantara steering wheel and shifter provide soft yet precise control. And yet another nod to its uniqueness, this particular V2 came from the factory-sunroof-free.

As for the breakdown of rarity, according to the GM Heritage Center’s esteemed lead archivist Christo Datini, here are reliable production numbers for the 2011-’14 CTS-V wagon and it’s coupe/sedan siblings, based on GMs internal sales and data reporting.

In total, there were 1,764 CTS-V wagons built for the 2011-’14 model years, of which 575 were built in our sale car’s year of 2012. All-tolled, 8,567 CTS-V coupes were built from 2011-’15 and 10,764 CTS-V sedans from 2009-’14. As you can see, the wagon is the scarcest of the V2 cars, accounting for just around 8.5 percent of total 2009-’15 CTS-V production. Factoring-in our car’s six-speed, graphite wheels/yellow calipers, light interior and sunroof delete, it’s rarity is definitely kicked-up a few notches. And according to the seller, this is one of 514 six-speed stick-shifted CTS-V wagons made, of which 180 came with a closed roof.

Reported as sold soon after appearing on Bring a Trailer, it’s obvious, some smart Caddy/LS/CTS-V fan not only brought his/her trailer, but the fair amount of 53k-asked to attain the rare and wicked wagon. In the opinion of this author, this well-bought, soon to be classic Caddy muscle wagon’s “V” stands for “V”isceral, “V”elocity and “V”alue…I’ll take the Sedan in Grey.

 

 

About the author

Andrew Nussbaum

Pontiac possessed by Smokey and the Bandit at 6 years old, and cultivated through the '80s by GTAs, IROCS and Grand Nationals, Andrew hails from Queens NY and has been writing freelance for ten years.
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