Roll Like Warren Buffett in This 2007 Cadillac DTS Land Yacht

Cadillac hasn't given up on having a land yacht in its lineup, so they unveiled the Celestiq last year. An all-new and all-electric model set to enter production in 2024, it is very different than the brand's previous large sedans, like the DTS or its XTS successor, which were a bit more restrained looks-wise.
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Speaking of the DTS, this is a good time to buy one if you ever had a soft spot for it. The model has proved to be on the reliable side of things, and depreciation has hit it to the point where you could land one for as little as $3,000. Of course, the best examples out there are more expensive than that, and they usually sell for over $20,000, which is still not bad considering you'd get a lot of car for the money.

Introduced to the world at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show, the Cadillac DTS was made at the Hamtramck factory in Detroit, and its name was actually an acronym for DeVille Touring Sedan, a nod to its iconic predecessors. The DTS was so well received that a presidential car was shaped after it. President George W. Bush's state car was actually a GMC truck beneath the skin, which was shaped to resemble the design of the DTS.

Featuring a front-engine and front-wheel drive layout, it was based on the GM G platform, which automatically tied it to the Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Aurora. A Northstar V8 supplied the firepower offered in two outputs, hooked up to a four-speed automatic transmission that delivered the thrust to the front axle.

2007 Cadillac DTS
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The 4.6L unit was good for 275 hp (279 ps/208 kW) in the lesser variant called the Standard and 292 hp (296 ps/218 kW) in the upper specifications, which were named the Luxury and Premium. Pricing started at just over $41,000 back in the day, the equivalent of roughly $65,000 in 2023, which would otherwise get you a new and nicely specced CT5-V today.

Featuring a black paint finish and privacy windows, the pictured 2007 Cadillac DTS has a new grille, added chrome trim, an LED third brake light, aftermarket wheels, and uprated brakes. The tan leather interior looks very good for a sixteen-year-old car, and it is said to have been serviced recently. The odometer reads around 75,000 miles (120,700 km), and this vehicle will go under the gavel soon.

Mecum advertises it for its Kansas City auction that will be hosted between November 30 and December 2, and they haven't provided an estimated selling price. Nonetheless, we think it will fetch around $20,000 or a bit more, which is certainly not bad for a luxury sedan with a lot of life left in it.
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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