: Cadillac News: Drop Top Customs to unveil convertible Cadillac CTS at SEMA



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08-25-10, 02:10 PM
Filed under: Aftermarket (http://www.autoblog.com/category/aftermarket/), SEMA Show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sema/), Convertible (http://www.autoblog.com/category/convertibles/), Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/), Cadillac (http://www.autoblog.com/category/cadillac/), Luxury (http://www.autoblog.com/category/luxury/)

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DTC Convertible Cadillac CTS - Click above for image gallery

The shop behind the beautiful convertible Dodge Challenger (http://www.autoblog.com/model/challenger) that stole the spotlight at last year's SEMA show (http://www.autoblog.com/category/sema/) is at it again. Drop Top Customs has announced that it will set about creating a topless version of the ever-sexy Cadillac CTS Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts%20coupe) for this year's aftermarket shindig. We're not entirely sold on the thought of hacking the razor-sharp roof line from the coupe and replacing it with a folding soft top, but we'll reserve judgment until after we see the final product in the flesh, er, sheetmetal.

DTC has been cranking out convertible versions of production hardtops for around 30 years, so the company knows what it's doing when it sets to taking the plasma cutter to an otherwise unsullied vehicle. Last year, that infamous convertible Challenger actually walked away from SEMA with a design award from Chrysler (http://www.autoblog.com/make/chrysler) itself, so chances are the new drophead CTS will have the fit and finish of a factory effort. Still, we've got to wonder just how many people are clamoring for a convertible Caddy these days. After all, there didn't seem to be much pent-up demand for the XLR (http://www.autoblog.com/model/xlr-v)...


Gallery: DTC Convertible Cadillac CTS (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/dtc-convertible-cadillac-cts)

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[Source: Automobile Magazine (http://rumors.automobilemag.com/6678640/miscellaneous/roofless-drop-top-convertibles-developing-cadillac-cts-coupe-convertible/index.html)]Drop Top Customs to unveil convertible Cadillac CTS at SEMA (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/25/drop-top-customs-to-unveil-convertible-cadillac-cts-at-sema/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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C&C
08-26-10, 05:07 AM
As much as I like the CTS(s), the convertible doesn't do it for me. While ugly would be too harsh, it just looks like an overweight tub; the design lines are just not there.

guitarocker420
10-17-10, 01:47 PM
ive always wanted to see a convertible cts figured it would look good.

jrosevear
10-18-10, 01:24 PM
As much as I like the CTS(s), the convertible doesn't do it for me. While ugly would be too harsh, it just looks like an overweight tub; the design lines are just not there.

Agreed. It's not awful, but it's not... right.

Jesda
10-19-10, 05:23 AM
The proportions are too similar to a Saab 9-3