2006 Single Edition Cadillac CTS
In the summer of 2005 legendary singer, songwriter and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney entered into an agreement with the Cadillac division of General Motors to build a one-of-a-kind vehicle for his personal use.
After Sir Paul McCartney and General Motors built the Single Edition Cadillac CTS, it was licensed and later donated to the, Adopt-A-Minefield charity, which raises funds for minefield clearance and survivor assistance around the world. The car was displayed at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel who later formally presented it to the charity.
Comedian and car collector Jay Leno hosted performances by Sir Paul and singer Tony Bennett, after which all three celebrities autographed the visor in order to enhance the vehicle’s sale value. The auction, which held a special “Rock Edition” event at West Palm Beach, Florida featured such legends as Alice Cooper, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Sammy Hagar, and Bob Seger.
At present, the Single Edition Cadillac CTS has a 3.6L VVT engine with five-speed auto-stick transmission, Stabilitrack, an audio system with 6 disc in-dash changer, power sunroof, extensive wood trim, premium paint, Xenon high intensity discharge automatic headlamps, universal home remote, theft alarm system, and more!
Then, a number of special features comprising the new “CTS Sport” package were added by the factory: 18” polished aluminum 12 spoke wheels with P225/50R18 W- rated tires, performance-tuned suspension, unique grille combining the mesh used on the CTS-V with bars from the luxury version, redesigned rocker panels, rear spoiler, dual oversize stainless steel exhaust tips, etc. (This package was designed with all the luxury features Cadillac is famous for and is believed to be one of the very first CTS Sport models built.)
As an animal rights activist, Sir Paul also directed that no animal products be used in the construction of the Single Edition Cadillac CTS, making this car truly one-of-a-kind. A plaque on the dashboard documents that the car was a “Single Edition” especially built for Sir Paul McCartney.