The first production 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport to roll off the line has been delivered to the highest bidder in a charity auction benefitting the SAE Foundation’s support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs.
The car was sold for $120,000 on August 9 at Barret Jackson’s Hot Nights Car Auction in Reno, Nevada to Tim and Pat Whited of Nederland, Colorado. The couple took delivery of their shiny new twin turbocharged sedan at McCoddon Cadillac in Boulder, Colorado. All proceeds went to the SAE Foundation.
“The choice to purchase the vehicle was a combination of this being a great opportunity to support the SAE Foundation and a great opportunity to obtain the first 2014 CTS,” said Tim Whited. “We saw the SAE Foundation/Cadillac display at Reno, then listened to the great presentation on the auction block. At that point, Pat and I looked at each other and decided to participate in the bidding – the rest is history.”
In addition to receiving the first production CTS Vsport ever made, the Whiteds received a performance driving school package as part of their winning bid. Because what’s the point of driving such a sharply tuned vehicle, if it’s beyond your skills?