New York, New York – The first 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, the 550-horsepower version of the recently redesigned sports sedan, has sold at auction for US$75,000. The special charity auction benefitted the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

The auction was a major feature of the 17th annual “A Night to Remember,” hosted by Cigar Aficionado magazine and sponsored in part by Cadillac, at Manhattan’s Four Seasons restaurant. The event raised an estimated US$1.3 million for the charity. The winning bid on the Cadillac was placed by Cano Ozgener, founder of premium cigar manufacturer CAO International.

“Cadillac is proud of our longtime association with this great event on behalf of prostate cancer research and treatment,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “We congratulate Mr. Ozgener, both for making a generous bid benefitting a great charity, and for joining a very elite club of new CTS-V owners.”

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