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    Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    So, a lot of hype about Lincoln selling 80 Lincoln Continental with the suicide doors on 48 hours at $110,000 each. Impressive as that may be let’s look at some math (Trigger Warning for Ed and Ford boys: this won’t be pretty).

    At a starting price $110,000 those Lincolns will bring in a minimum collective price of $8,800,000. Over 48 hours that is an impressive $183,333.33 dollars an hour, or a whopping $3,055 a minute.

    Cadillac’s CT6-V had a bit more than $20,000 lower starting price at $88,790. 275 of those sold out, according to Cadillac Society in “minutes.” The exact number of minutes isn’t stated, but let’s be generous to the Lincoln’s case here and call it a whole hour of minutes — 60 of them to be exact. 275 of them have a minimum collective price of $24,427,250. Over an hour that is $406,954 and some spare pennies at the bottom of the sock drawer. The Cadillac, on a per minute basis fetched $403,899 more than the Lincoln.

    No doubt, the final transaction price on the Lincoln will likely be more than $110,000 base price for the Backwards-Rear-Door Edition. But so will Cadillac’s 550-hp-hand-built-DOHC-TTV8 Edition likely sell for much more than its sub-90,000 asking price. In fact, it’s not hard to find CTS-V’s over the $100 grand price tag. In any case, the Cadillac fetched a ton more cash total, per hour, and per minute than the Lincoln. In fact, it blew it away.

    Anyway, what were you saying about the Aviator?
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post
    (Trigger Warning for Ed and Ford boys: this won’t be pretty)
    The question that comes to mind, who cares? I guess when you have to resort to comparing sales of artificially restricted products things haven't been going to good. The big takeaway, Lincoln sucks because they're only 80 years old, and thus couldn't sell more than 80 commemorative coach door Continentals.


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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    But the Lincoln is more exclusive.
    But the Cadillac buyers get to drive a 550 hp Cadillac and not a mere extended Continental.

    I wonder how many of them believed there'd be no more built (of both cars).
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by SP1966 View Post
    The question that comes to mind, who cares? I guess when you have to resort to comparing sales of artificially restricted products things haven't been going to good. The big takeaway, Lincoln sucks because they're only 80 years old, and thus couldn't sell more than 80 commemorative coach door Continentals.

    Who cares? I dunno. Wouldn’t bother with this if Lincoln fan boys weren’t acting like those 80 sales were the most amazing feat of any car company ever.
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post
    Who cares? I dunno. Wouldn’t bother with this if Lincoln fan boys weren’t acting like those 80 sales were the most amazing feet of any car company ever.
    I guess I missed that. The Continental with coach doors is pretty irrelevant because the underlying car is. The CT6-V is pretty irrelevant because Caddy apparently doesn't want to sell them. Neither say anything useful about their respective companies IMO.

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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    This is an odd statistic to calculate.

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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Although they in theory share a segment their buyers are quite divergent in actuality. Regardless not enough data with such limited production numbers to develop an accurate opinion.
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    This is an odd statistic to calculate.
    Agreed. So was all the hoopla over Lincoln selling 80 cars in 48 hours.

    But to clarify the odd statistic:

    Lincoln Wrong Way Rear Door Edition earned $3055 a minute.

    Cadillac Bkackwing Handbuilt Twin Turbo V-8 On It’s Own Exclusive High Tech Platform Edition earned (very conservative estimate) $403,899 per minute.

    Completely irrelevant and odd, indeed. But if Ford Deluxe fan boys gonna gloat about the Ford Deluxe Wrong Way Rear Door Edition sales and pretend it’s some great triumph over Cadillac, then odd statistics must be calculated.
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Another odd statistic:

    The Ford Deluxe Wrong Way Rear Door Edition sold 80 cars in 48 hours. If it were unlimited production, instead, and sold at that pace for an entire year, it would sell an impressive 14,600 copies a year. That’s laudable — almost S-Class rivaling numbers. Applause all around.

    So, let’s check out the annual pace for the Actually Built on Prestige Platform Edition Cadillac.

    Again, this will be a conservative estimate because we don’t know the exact number of minutes but are presume sixty minutes for the 275 sales.

    Let’s see: 275 cars every 60 minutes with 24 sixty minute periods a day with 365 days a year would add up to ummm... ummm.... umm.... 275 cars x 24 hours x 365 days —- at that pace The Actually on a Prestige Platform With an Actual Luxury Engine Edition Cadillac would sell —- wait for it.... may we have a drum roll please....



    2,409,000 Cadillac CT6-V’s in one year.






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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post

    The Actually on a Prestige Platform With an Actual Luxury Engine Edition Cadillac
    I know this was not fair of me. For that my sincere apologies. After all the Lincoln has all those luxury details for what that’s worth. Congratulations Lincoln on the luxury detailing. Bravo to the Blue Oval Deluxe.
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    But the Lincoln is more exclusive.

    You got me there.
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Funny & love it!

    Meanwhile, as we argue back and forth on GMI regarding Cadillac vs. Lincoln, BMW, Mercedes and Audi continue to eat the lunch of both Cadillac and Lincoln.

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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    One the one hand Cadillac instantly sold out 275 state of the art technological showcases with a killer engine.

    On the other hand, Lincoln sold 80 cars with with a weird, retro design element that was abandoned by the industry decades ago.

    I'll take the Cadillac.

    The Lincoln's rarity will make it collectible. But Cadillac should welcome any sort of comparison that puts these cars next to each other.
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    Re: Cadillac CT6-V Sales vs Lincoln Suicide Door Edition Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by ksr View Post
    One the one hand Cadillac instantly sold out 275 state of the art technological showcases with a killer engine.

    On the other hand, Lincoln sold 80 cars with with a weird, retro design element that was abandoned by the industry decades ago.

    I'll take the Cadillac.

    The Lincoln's rarity will make it collectible. But Cadillac should welcome any sort of comparison that puts these cars next to each other.
    If Lincoln were to continue building the suicide doors, I wonder who the customer would be? The V8 in the CT6 is easy, the engine will be enjoyed by the driver, so someone who likes power will buy it. But the suicide doors mean nothing when you are in the drivers seat. Would it be mostly livery? Though the suicide doors are very cool, I don't know that the brand has enough prestige to get the super rich people who are chauffeured to buy one, I'd assume "those people" would go for a RR or Bentley.

    Serious question, not trying to egg on the Cadillac vs. Lincoln war.

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