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Lot 062: Cadillac Seville STS V8

Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (27 November 2013)

Launched in 1998, the 5th generation Cadillac STS (Seville Touring Sedan) was the first Cadillac designed to meet with European Type Approval and was specially made in right-hand drive for the UK market. Fitted with a 4.6-litre V8 Northstar engine mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox, it was the world's most powerful front-wheel drive car with 300bhp and 295lb/ft of torque. The Northstar engine was very highly regarded and could reputedly tolerate a great deal of neglect and clock up 400,000 miles with ease if properly maintained. Which makes this 2001 example somewhat unusual because it was fitted with a replacement engine in 2004! First registered in July 2001 to American car specialists Bauer Millett of Manchester (presumably as a demonstrator), it was bought new by now disgraced TV personality Stuart Hall, who was to keep it for three years. As a bill of sale in the history file records, Hall sold it to its second owner in March 2004 for �14,000, this gentleman keeping it until 2012 when ownership transferred to his partner, the lady in whose name it remains to this day. Now with some 81,000 miles on the clock, the car was fitted with a replacement engine by Bauer Millett in 2005 at 28,254 miles with a bill on file for �5,047. Finished in attractive Bronze Metallic with a cream leather interior, it comes with a good service history comprising 5 stamps to date plus all its original handbooks. Said to be in good order throughout and to drive well, this powerful luxury cruiser is taxed to the end of November and MOTd until December and can be driven away today. Its previous celebrity ownership will certainly give you something to talk about down at the pub. Or perhaps not.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Herefordshire
TypeCar
Lot Number062
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year2001
Condition rating2
Registration numberY784 PVS
Mileage-
Chassis number1G6KY5492YU245946
Engine number1YU245946
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4