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NY Auto Show: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon – Stephan Weiss Studio, Greenwich Village

April 2nd, 2010 by Stu

GM was good enough to give us an advance preview of the CTS-V Sport Wagon before its big debut at the New York International Auto Show. The venue was chic, the drinks were flowing and there was nearly 1,700 horsepower worth of Cadillac V-series models parked where the art used to be. Just like coupe and sedan variants, CTS-V Sport Wagon utilizes a supercharged 6.2L V8, Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo Brakes and tasteful aesthetic tweaks like 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, menacing black mesh grille and lower fascia and a big ol’ buldge in the hood thanks to the Eaton supercharger bolted onto the engine. A quick walk around will tell you that this tasteful, 556 hp road rocket is neither your grandpa’s Cadillac or your parent’s station wagon. Weigh in below on which V-Series model you like best.

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Greenwich Electra Auto and Body Repair – Greenwich Street, NYC

January 15th, 2010 by Ian

I’m walking down the street, minding my own business when this utterly bad ass XKR cruises by in all its customized glory. It immediately reminded me of those machine gun-touting movie cars used to chase down 007 in Die Another Day. While I never was a huge fan of the first gen XK8, modifications like this are working time and a half to change my mind. Notice how the clamp on hard top achieves a completely different design effect than a true fixed roof does. It’s chunkier and I dig it. Mixed in with the slick wheels, tires and ground effects and you have yourself one wicked Jag. We followed it into the service bay of this quaint little West Village garage and found other hidden treasures lurking within.

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Mercedes 280GE (LWB) – Greenwich Street, NYC

August 3rd, 2009 by Ian

Mercedes 280GE

A niche car for a discerning audience, New Yorkers love these boxy Geländewagens (German for cross country vehicle). And this 1980s 280GE is certainly a far cry from the flashy, luxury-minded G55 AMG [$119,450] that Hilary Duff is riding around tinsel town. But it doesn’t matter if the owner is an authentic trail rider or a yuppie poser compensating for smaller things, these G Wagons are extremely capable thanks to their truck based underpinnings, four-wheel drive and three fully locking differentials (among a select group of vehicles to offer this). They were designed to be light duty military vehicles for crissakes so Greenwich Street potholes shouldn’t pose much of a problem.

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Greenwich Concours D'Elegance – Greenwich, CT

June 8th, 2009 by Ian

greenwich-concours-deleganceConcours events originated in France in the 1920s as gatherings for owners and coachbuilders who wanted to show off their latest custom bodied creations. The modern Concours shows pay homage to this classic tradition of taking a rolling chassis and fitting a personalized body to it. Walking the show grounds, located on the edge of the Long Island Sound, is a refreshing look into the past, especially considering the mass production and homogeny we see all over the road today.

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