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Re: STS-V owners, check in!

We got our Thunder Gray V last Wednesday on November 22. Still beaking it in with only 300 miles on it. I work at the dealer where I purchased it and went on the dealer trade to pick it up. Drove it back to L.A. from San Diego... a nice civilized Hot Rod.
WillySTS is the old me.

Wish that I still had this car, had to let it go Sept of 2009. Driving a 2014 SS now. Just as fast, not like a Cadillac V series.
 

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Re: STS-V owners, check in!

Hello everyone, just stopping by to check in as the thread invites us to do. Bought my '08 back in May 2018 here in Louisville. She used to be owned by member rcamp4125 up in Dayton apparently as the VIN shows up in the STS-V Owner's Registry thread. Her name is Veronica for the record :bigroll: and just turned 88,000 miles yesterday morning. She's light platinum with ebony interior, chrome (polished) wheels, chrome door handles, a C pillar wreath & crest, stage 1 & 2 intake and Borla catbacks. All the mods were done prior to my purchase. I've attached a few pics.

I look forward to being a part of the forum/community here and hope to get to know you guys over time - I plan to keep her for a while. I've only put about 2500 miles on her in 8 months but I'm about to start daily driving her when the weather isn't poor. I LOVE the car man, she's spectacular. Hope everyone is well and that your families - including your V's - are healthy and happy too.

Take care! -Chris-
 

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My STS-V I got out of a auction in Up-State New York. Now it is a Texas ride........ It had a white wrap and I have worked to restore her.....it has come a long way....Allot of work but it is getting their. I have an ABS and stabilization issue to fix then it should be 100%.....before and after picture

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My STS-V I got out of a auction in Up-State New York. Now it is a Texas ride........ It had a white wrap and I have worked to restore her.....it has come a long way....Allot of work but it is getting their. I have an ABS and stabilization issue to fix then it should be 100%.....before and after picture

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Car is looking really good now! Would it be possible to post more higher quality pics?
 

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Great. Post a pic when you get a minute.
 

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Congratulations - I also have a CTS-V Mk II and Mk III but I have to tell you that it is the most elegant of the three besides having the best interior - that interior was built by Draxelmaeir, the German interiors company - they built a beautiful interior but I believe Cadillac did not renew their contract because they were too expensive. So as you now the car has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) but you can take the speed limiter off which I have done because otherwise I get beaten by W12 Bentleys on the run between Lake Constance and Munich. Without the limiter the car comfortably reaches 270 and then ***s out. Also at those speeds the hood used to shake and sometimes blew off - so in Europe all STS-Vs had their hoods replaced and now at speeds above 240 kmh it does not shake. Its a great car - the only downside is the quirky nav system that is not intuitive. But otherwise it is a gem of a car. Enjoy it -
 

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Hey there. From lottsburg va here. I bought my 06 black Raven v at a Hardee's from a lawyer that stopped for breakfast. I was hauling a load of soybeans to the local grainery. Bought it in the spot lol. I think I have had it for 5 years. Only has 52k on it now had 45k when purchased
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Just before Covid-19 lockdown at the end of February I got the itch to drive from Zug Switzerland to Girona in Spain. It was a dark and cold Saturday morning (very early) and I got into the STS-V and drove the long way 'round to get to Spain - normally drivers would drop down to Italy and then cut over to Torino and down to Ventimiglia before crossing the border into France and taking the crescent highway that coasts by Monaco, Nice, St Tropez and Marseille before cutting over the border in Spain - about 8-9 hours door-to-door. But that meant spending an extra 2 hours driving in Switzerland which is tedious - the top speed is 120 kmh but it oscillates all over from 120 to 100 (in tunnels) to 80 in work zones (of which there are many) and back up again. So I decided to go north and arrived in Basel (the Swiss city that straddles 3 countries) and then cut over to France. France probably has the second best highway system in the world (after Spain) and so it is a real joy to drive. The highway patrol is much stricter than in the past (in fact 20-30 years ago there was no speed limit) but you can still get by with relaxed cruising at a bit over the official limit of 130 kph - and tickets are derisory in any case.

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This is me reaching the first toll booth in Spain and you can see the cops on the side of the road - because Europe has Schengen (no more customs and border controls among the countries that have adopted it - most of Europe with the exception of those knuckleheads in GB) - it is a joy to drive over country lines (just like driving among states in the USA). However in this case Covid-19 had begun to rear its ugly head and the cops were out in force although to what purpose it was hard to discern.
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Here I am filling up the car with V-power gasoline at a Shell station (98 or 101 Octane - cant remember - but I remember the price at €1.80/liter). I will let those curious enough to calculate what that comes out in terms of $/gallon. You will be shocked. But for these high prices you get true driving freedom in Europe.



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This is the little port town that was made famous by the Catalan painter Salvador Dali who was also famous in Spain for driving a Cadillac which is now memorably displayed in the Dali Museum nearby.
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On the return I eschewed the highway and took the coastal road from Cadaques to Cerbere over the border in France (as you can see there are no customs and border controls anymore - it is wonderful). It is especially wonderful for those French and Spanish who remember the days when Spain was a dictatorship under Franco and was antagonistic to most of democratising Europe. So at the time (until the 80s) the border between France and Spain was heavily guarded and controlled - and now nothing - we are so much better off in Europe with these freedoms.

So I spent the night near Girona, had dinner in Girona and on Sunday drove back the long way to Switzerland. You can see that on the map.
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