While Tim and Pat Whited bought their new CTS Vsport, the first one of the new coupes ever produced, back in August, it was just recently delivered to their Nederland, Colorado home on December 19. The Whiteds bought the car at the Barrett-Jackson’s Hot Nights Car Auction in Reno for $120,000. All proceeds of the sale went to the SAE Foundation and the STEM education programs that they support.
Tim Whited explained the thought processes that led to the purchase. “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,” he said. “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.”
The 2014 CTS, which comes with a 420 horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, and has been named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. The CTS is also currently nominated for the North American Car of the Year. Come down to Plaza Cadillac to hear more about the CTS and check back after January 13 to see if the coupe collects another award.