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.
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
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
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
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
High output ‘Vortec’ 6-litre V8 engine, offering about 350hp
Four-speed automatic transmission
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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