Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1999 Cadillac Escalade
Ironically, the big image boost that Cadillac worked hard to achieve in the 1990s, didn't come from a car but actually from a truck, the first in Cadillac history. This truck was the 1999 Cadillac Escalade, an upscale clone of the posh Yukon Denali sport-utility wagon from the sibling division GMC. The 1999 Cadillac Escalade was an answer to the success of Lincoln's Navigator SUV and the potential of off-shore, big SUV "wanna-be's". Sales of full-size sport-utility vehicles were growing faster in the late 1990s, compared to compact and midsize SUVs. The Escalade included the Cadillac-style grille and interior trim, which used real wood and the same leather found in Cadillac passenger cars.
For consignment, an Escalade from 1999. This truck made it cool to own a Cadillac again and many stars and celebs rushed to get one. Dubbed the "Slade" many were customized and blinged out with fancy wheels and trimmings. Our example retains its original charm with only the wheels ramped up to 20 inches, and the remainder of the truck is all steel and all original. And everything works!
All pristine Olympic White like the driven snow covers the large panels of this exterior luxury 4x4. Gaps are nicely minded, and dark tinted glass is on all sides and back. A running board is covered with some black rubber and an integrated aero design roof rack is up on top. Body matching mirrors and matching bumpers of neoprene can be seen on front and back. The grille is very simple and there is a bug guard on top of the hood. A tow package is on back with a wide chromed bar for extra protection for the rear bumper. 20-inch shiny thin spoked wheels are wrapped by blackwall rubber all around. An add on is a fancier chromed covering for the now LED taillights. There are slide on trailer mirrors that will come with this luxury liner and a digital brake controller for the trailer.
Luxurious and padded, molded and lacquered veneer panels make up the sculpted door panels. Within are the window and power lock toggles, and on the driver's door a mirror adjuster for driver and passenger mirrors. Inside overstuffed power adjustable bucket seats are covered in gracefully aged tan leather. These flank a large center console with cup holders and more storage. The clean dashes molded tan plastic with some lacquered wood inserts and a black gauge insert. In the center reside more controls for the temp, wipers and 2 and 4 wheel drive selection. A digital BOSE AM/FM/Cassette player and a separate CD player is neatly inserted into this part of the dash as well. A split folding rear bench is way in the back and way back is a wonderfully clean carpeted storage bed. This area is accessible with a tailgate and lifting window for the upper, so plenty of access for this area. And you can fold down the seats if you need more. Clean carpeting throughout and above is an upper control panel that controls lighting and garage door programming and just a touch more storage for sunglasses etc.
Under the hood is a nicely detailed and clean 5.7 liter V8. It has EFI and a 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission on the back. Front and rear differential setups are a 2.73 geared axle.
Seen in this clean rust-free environment are new brakes recently put on, new shocks and the rear ones are air shocks, and consigner states a new steering pump and steering components have been serviced and replaced if needed. Independent front suspension with torsion bars, and on back 4 link with coil springs provides the smooth ride. Power disc braking is on front and power drums for the back.
In the lap of luxury I was for my test drive. I set the temperature for cold and it got there quickly. As did the movement of this big 4x4 with plenty of power and even more conveniences, and good solid handling and braking was effortless and bias free on the panic stop.
A nice example from 1999, all clean surfaces, good paint, and the interior is fancy to say the least. 20-inch wheels and the Cadillac suspension nearly made me fall asleep, but I digress and finished the test drive feeling actually refreshed. A neat vehicle you could go to a fancy ball or take a backwoods trail and it can definitely handle both! We give you the "Slade"...
E-6001 To 7000 GVWR
3-4 Door Cab & Utility
R-5.7L V8 255hp
R-Arlington, TX Assy Plant
415488-Sequential Unit Number
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