Loved the Sopranos? You Can Buy Tony’s Cadillac Escalade
Who didn’t like “The Sopranos” series? We can only hope that much of the madcap scenes weren’t based on real incidents, though we suspect some were. Anyway, if you’ve wanted to feel a little like the late James Gandolfini character, without the bad stuff, you have now got your chance. The 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV used in the last three years of Sopranos production is for sale.
How much is the Sopranos Cadillac Escalade?
Many say HBO’s “The Sopranos” was the greatest episodic show ever. Now, you can have the Escalade that combines that love you have with your car enthusiast desires in one big package. You’ll only need to step up with $175,000. But there are some fun features that it comes with.
After totaling his black Suburban in season five, Tony Soprano bought this SUV. All of the documentation goes with it, and the interior bears the signatures of Gandolfini on the glovebox door, back of the headrests, and passenger sun visor. A certificate Gandolfini signed attests to the Cadillac prop’s provenance. There is even the correct license plate, 42Q VLT, used on the show, though it’s a prop.
How was the Escalade used in the Sopranos series?
The Escalade was seen in many exterior and close-up shots. You see it many times used for entering or exiting buildings, and as a backdrop to outdoor dialogue shots. This was the vehicle seen in the infamous chase scene where Tony causes Phil Leotardo to crash into a parked car.
With 111,000 miles on the ticker, this Escalade has seen plenty of use. It has gone through seven owners according to Import 1 Motorsport in Pipersville, Pennsylvania. Power comes from a 6.0-liter V8.
When was the SUV sold to a private buyer?
The Sopranos production company purchased the Escalade from a local New Jersey dealer in 2003. Soprano Productions hung onto the SUV before selling it in 2009. Of course, (spoiler alert!) Tony didn’t survive his 2007 family dinner at Holsten’s, so it probably didn’t see much use by the production company once the show ended.
It was sold in New Jersey, then registered in California and Virginia, before its most recent Rhode Island home. The current owner has put a little over 1,000 miles on the Escalade. If you figure the average yearly use of vehicles is 15,000 miles, this old Cadillac should have over 200,000 miles on the odometer. So it has led a rather charmed life, as you would expect.