2002 Cadillac Escalade 6-litre V8 SWB (2nd generation)

***Vendor supplied images***


  • US import
  • Rare (in Europe) all-wheel drive SWB version
  • 6-litre V8 with automatic transmission
  • 24-inch American ‘rims’
  • High specification
  • OEM part is supplied with the vehicle

The Appeal

When it comes to making an impact, nothing does it quite like an Escalade. With the iconic Cadillac brand and that brutal, imposing styling, it’s no wonder that it has proven to be a massive success in America.

On this side of the pond, they’re a rare machine – especially in short-wheelbase specification like this example. It’s also fitted with the high output 6-litre V8, offering in the region of 350hp as well as seven seats and all the towing grunt you could possibly need.

But as powerful and practical as the Escalade may be, it’s also luxuriously appointed with a high specification. So if you’re in the market for a formidable and very capable vehicle that is sure to make an impact wherever you take it, this has to be on your radar.

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The History and Paperwork

  • 2002 MY car
  • First registered in California
  • Apparently one registered owner from new
  • Imported in 2019 from the USA, via Japan
  • Car VIN report that indicates no accident damage or recall history
  • 80,946 miles indicated
  • Complete with the owner’s handbook
  • Vendor selling to make room in their warehouse

The Interior

  • Dark grey leather upholstery shows well, with some wear and creasing commensurate with age
  • Dark grey carpets and branded floor mats look to be in nice condition
  • Dark wood veneer to the door cards and centre console
  • Electrically operated from seats, with driver memory
  • Seven seat layout (five regular, plus two occasional)
  • Front and rear seats are heated
  • The dashboard has cracked in the California sun, but a fabric cover has been sourced and fitted
  • Column shift transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric windows, door mirrors and glass sunroof
  • The casing for the rear seat belt clips needs replacing
  • Grey fabric headlining appears to be in good order
  • Updated stereo system, with 3D printed housing and new integrated clock
  • The 3D printed piece is in need of some refinement and finishing
  • Stereo controls in the rear compartment
  • Rear left door card light needs to be fixed in place
  • Rear parking sensors
  • The housing for the power fold mirrors is a little cracked
  • We are informed by the vendor that everything works as it should, with no issues reported

The Exterior

  • Black paintwork presents in decent condition, with the vendor telling us that the bonnet was refreshed in 2022
  • There are some swirls and blemishes to the paint, and we noted some paint damage around the side repeaters
  • We’re told that the headlights and grille were replaced in 2022
  • Side steps / running boards to aid access
  • Tinted privacy glass to the sides and rear
  • Fitted roof bars
  • We’re informed that the headlights have been professionally converted to EU specification
  • Main beams are Xenon, while the side lights, indicators and rear lamps are LED units
  • Wind deflectors fitted to the side windows
  • Rear tow hitch – we’re told the car has a towing capacity of some 2,500Kg
  • The underside appear to be in good order, with no corrosion or damage we could identify
  • Black and silver 24-inch USA style “rims” are fitted, reportedly worth $8,000
  • A second set of wheels – OEM GM items with a carbon style finish – come with the car
  • A full size spare wheel is present

The Mechanics

  • High output ‘Vortec’ 6-litre V8 engine, offering about 350hp
  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Aftermarket exhaust system with US-style side-exit
  • We’re told a new steering joint is needed, and that a new OEM part is supplied with the vehicle
  • The engine bay looks nice and clean, with no issues we could see
  • The vendor reports no faults or mechanical issues


For making an impact and getting seen, little else competes with an Escalade. This example is well equipped, with the most powerful engine, desirable 4WD system and the rare short-wheelbase design. We think it would make for a great go-anywhere daily with some real presence.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Cadillac
  • Model Escalade
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 80,946 Miles
  • Engine size 6000
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Thiene
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
7 bids from 5 bidders
  • gb•••• €4,601 29/03/23
  • go•••• €4,600 24/03/23
  • ku•••• €3,200 23/03/23
  • go•••• €3,000 22/03/23
  • Mr•••• €2,500 22/03/23
  • go•••• €2,000 22/03/23
  • ap•••• €100 22/03/23

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