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Cadillac ELR heads to Saks Fifth Avenue catalog

A total of 100 Cadillac ELR coupes are on sale for nearly $90,000 each -- and it's all about the white paint.

By Clifford Atiyeh Nov 12, 2013 10:07AM
Since half of the 10 drop-top Aston Martins in this season's Neiman Marcus Christmas Book have already sold out, Saks Fifth Avenue is offering wealthy buyers 10 times the odds with their new catalog special, a white Cadillac ELR coupe.

Cadillac's new plug-in hybrid, based off the Chevrolet Volt, goes on sale in January for $75,995. The 100 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition cars include exclusive White Diamond paint, a choice of black or cashmere leather, a standard 240-volt home charging station with installation (which GM says is a $3,000 value), and a "white glove" concierge to schedule service and answer questions on its complex electronics.

The price is $89,500, and buyers will have to wait until March to get their hands on one, despite the fact that the regular cars -- with all the same equipment -- will be available two months earlier.

We'd say this is a complete rip-off -- especially as no one outside General Motors has driven the car -- but there's something decadent about buying a luxury car out of a catalog like you'd order a coat or a scarf. We'll bet Saks won't have trouble getting 100 people to pay $14,000 above the car's normal sticker price.

[Source: GM]
22Comments
Nov 13, 2013 9:24AM
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Hmmm.  I sell Cadillac's and even I think this sounds crazy!  I guess if you have that much extra income to spend, why not?  The thing for me is that it MUST be different in some way from what you could buy from the dealer.
Nov 19, 2013 2:35PM
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Over priced or not, they buy because they can....
Nov 19, 2013 9:06PM
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way over priced, i owned 2 caddi's a 2009, & now a 2011. cts , not nearly as quite riding then the older big cars use to be.  but i think its just the status buying from saks,
Nov 23, 2013 4:43PM
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Can one of these people with this kind of money put me in there WILL? Seriously I would use it to start a business and make the money go to good use, as in create jobs. This is insane, I read several stories such as this where rich people, waste money. I think it is great they want to go green, but lets face facts. most of the Rich will buy a Fisker, not this car. So if a Rich person needs a write off to save on taxes look me up, I truly can make good use of it.
Nov 23, 2013 2:14PM
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Abby07 . . . you need to master the English language and spelling - you have too much time on your hands
Nov 23, 2013 8:05PM
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Well good for them if they can afford it.  
Nov 23, 2013 7:40AM
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90,000 clams for a car;  what a joke, i'll take my 67 cad any day over these road-noisy uncomfortable, ugly, overly gadgetted plastic jobs.
Nov 23, 2013 10:18AM
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Look at that, it's a Volt. Cadillac did the same thing when they slapped a logo on a Cimarron, which was a "j body" Cavalier. Look at what that did to the Cadillac name, and here we are coming to the end of 2013 and they did it again. Learn much?
Nov 23, 2013 9:01PM
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its a coffin on wheels, another tax payer waste of money
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