Highlights

  • Rare and luxurious SUV
  • Seven seater LWB Escalade
  • High specification and well kept 
  • Long MOT to November 2024
  • Previous embassy car
  • Interesting history 
  • 6.2litre 400bhp V8

The Appeal 

While Europe’s manufacturers were busy responding to the rise of the Range Rover, over in America GM took its time to compile its answer. The result, from 1999, was the Escalade, Cadillac’s subtle but very luxurious take on the British upstart.
The third generation introduced a boxy, understated ‘edge’ style that won fans across celebrity, political and ultra rich circles. Across TV and cinema screens, wherever the idea of power had to be conveyed, there was a black Escalade. And with good reason - these were as rugged and spacious as they were purposeful. 
These vast seven seaters are a rare sight on these shores, which makes this one particularly stand out. Originally a Turkmenistan Embassy car it is a ‘ESV’ long wheelbase model classically finished in black with cream interior. Well kept, practical and luxurious, it is naturally fitted with the 6.2litre 400bhp ‘Vortex; engine. It comes with the reassurance of a long MOT. 



The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered on 12th January 2008 
  • Supplied with the registration LX56NGZ
  • Previously owned by the Turkmenistan Embassy 
  • Factory handbook set in good order
  • MOT to 29th November 2024 with no advisories and 89,820 showing on test 
  • 90,343miles showing on odo 



The Condition

  • Smartly finished in classic black metallic which is generally in good order
  • No visible corrosion or deterioration to bodywork 
  • Small dent to note on driver’s door 
  • Underside presents well with no structural advisories on last MOT 
  • High specification, factory correct interior finished in beige leather 
  • Specification includes captain seats, twin TVs and rear audio and heating 
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Switchgear in good order showing only light wear
  • Some wear visible to driver’s seat but not unsightly or significantly worn 
  • Wood-rimmed steering wheel and matching walnut veneers
  • Infotainment system fitted
  • Flexible seven seater arrangement with removable rear seats
  • FR Design chromed eight spoke wheels in fair condition 



The Mechanics 

  • 6.2litre 400bhp General Motors ‘Vortex’ V8 
  • 6spd automatic gearbox with column shift
  • Vendor advises that the tyre pressure monitor goes on and off as shown in photos 
  • We have no reports of mechanical or other running issues 



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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2008
  • Make Cadillac
  • Model Escalade ESV
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 90,343 Miles
  • Engine size 6200
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
9 bids from 8 bidders
  • william•••• £6,400 20/06/24
  • Slaterc•••• £6,200 18/06/24
  • hughes1•••• £5,500 18/06/24
  • mrcadil•••• £5,100 17/06/24
  • Slaterc•••• £5,000 16/06/24
  • MrBAH1 £1,350 16/06/24
  • Jonnydm £1,200 15/06/24
  • leon-go•••• £1,000 15/06/24
  • jeff-ma•••• £500 15/06/24

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