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Biden’s 1 of 1 Cadillac ATS-V Crossing Auction Block, Rare Collector Opportunity

by | February 19, 2024

The personal vehicles of the president’s past have been more curious than collectible. Barack Obama’s Chrysler 300C didn’t fetch the $1 million the initially asked for on eBay Motors. Now Joe Biden, the sitting president, sees his last car up for bid. He knows cars, and while $1 million is unlikely, a Cadillac ATS-V is going to get some attention.

Biden's Cadillac Cars & Bids page

President Joe Biden’s 464-horsepower Cadillac ATS-V is up for sale on Cars & Bids.

The Cadillac ATS-V was a bold statement in performance when the model first appeared back in 2015. The V6-powered 464-horsepower track beast was designed to be a rival for the BMW M3.

While the CT4-V Blackwing is picking up where the ATS-V left off in that regard, the ATS version is still a potent piece of hardware. President Joe Biden knew that well and ordered one in 2017, with this special one-of-one Cadillac now up for auction at Cars & Bids.

VIP Thrill Machine

This special ATS-V’s story began in 2017 when Biden visited Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington, Delaware with the goal of adding an ATS-V to his fleet. He was a former Vice President at the time and Biden even changed his security status with the Secret Service so he could drive the car on public roads.

The politician also wanted to stand out in a crowd ordering a Raven Black exterior and a Kona Brown leather interior for his new ride. While adding the sinister exterior paintwork was no problem, Cadillac didn’t offer Kona Brown leather on the V with the upholstery being used on lesser models (which would typically be the end of the road for other buyers looking for a similar combination.)

Biden's Caddy chart Cars & Bids

However, Biden’s unique political status prompted the dealership to undertake rarely used steps often reserved by other franchises for VIP clients with dealer reps contacting Cadillac corporate directly to help pull strings to make Biden’s unique request feasible.

Biden also racked up the bulk of the miles for the car during his lease, with the VP logging 15,894 miles on the odometer before he turned it in 2020.

The slick bronze wheels were lifted from a CT4-V long after Biden’s stewardship ended and the dealer states that it performed minor bodywork in a few places to fix scratches. The car has the Luxury and Safety & Security packages with the manual being switched out for an eight-speed automatic.

How High Will it Go?

It remains to be seen how high the bid price will go before the auction ends, but the car currently has a bid of $70,000 (before fees are added in) with two days left in the auction.

Look for the presidential connection and its unique status as a one-of-a-kind creation to add some zest to last-minute bidding as buyers scramble to add this rare Cadillac to their collection.


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