1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible
The Cadillac Allante is a two-door, two-seater luxury roadster
produced by Cadillac from 1987 until 1993. It used a Cadillac
chassis and running gear with a body built in Italy by coach
builder Pininfarina. It was expensive to produce with the complete
bodies flown to Detroit for final assembly. Over 21,000 were built
during its seven-year production run.
Offering for consignment the last year of production of this model
Cadillac, which was available only in convertible form. A stout V8
is crammed in under the hood, and in 1993 was subjected to the gas
guzzler tax, but hey, performance was king with this car.
A nice coating of Pearl Red covers the exterior of this steel
paneled car. Three inches of front fascia spoiler enhances
high-speed aerodynamics while new, one-piece side window glass
improved weather sealing and acoustics. A long front hood which
hides the Northstar V8 shows in good condition. Door gaps are
within good tolerances, and steel panels are straight and true. A
headlight washer system is noted, as well as a pristine showroom
condition trunk. Black molded vinyl surrounds the bottom of this
car, and shows slight fading, as do the fold away rear-view
mirrors. 16 Inch cast aluminum wheels are seen all around. The
canvas convertible top, in black, is in good condition and operates
Beige leather-trimmed bucket seats orthopedically designed to
provide optimal support and comfort are seen when opening the door.
The seats have power eight-way metaphoric adjustments and a new
four-way power lumbar control. These buckets are showing with
slight soiling but remain very nice. The driver's bucket has some
loose leather in the seat. They flank a center console equipped
with transmission shift selector that is slightly offset 20 degrees
toward the driver for ease of shifting. Leather stitching on the
door panels as well as nicely molded contrasting vinyl make up the
door panels. Power window, seat adjustment, and power locks are a
few of the buttons seen in the door armrest area. The dash is all
electronic readouts and a "tower" if you will, is sitting to the
right of the dash and houses the climate controls, radio and CD
player, and trip computer which also displays driver
This debut also introduced the world to the Northstar V-8 engine,
which now powered the Allante, replacing the 4.5-liter V-8 formerly
used. As with all other Northstar applications, the 4.6-liter V-8
was paired with the 4T80-E electronically controlled four-speed
automatic transmission. The Northstar engine featured highly
efficient compound-geometry valve/port designs and "quiet coil"
Direct Ignition System designed to operate at high rpm levels
without loss of spark synchronization. The engine's dual stream
injector Fluid Induction System was another innovation. This system
was isolated from under hood heat sources and cooled the fuel
during operation, which enhanced performance. A paired 4T80-E
transmission featured a controlled-flow, dual lubricating system
that provides proper lubrication under all operating conditions.
Free-wheeling clutches ensure consistent shifting quality.
Presenting very clean and rust free, obviously pampered and
garaged, the undercarriage is aged nicely. Structurally sound and
featuring a vastly upgraded road sensing suspension, speed
sensitive steering and the new-generation Bosch ASRIIU traction
control system. This convertible also benefits from receiving the
short/long arm (SLA) rear suspension that improved steering
responsiveness. Power disc brakes are all around and 4-wheel
independent suspension is on.
Nicely appointed in Cadillac style this 2-seater venture ran nicely
and had plenty of working conveniences. Mechanically sound,
however, I noticed the power antenna is stuck in the up
A luxurious powerful toy could best describe this small but near
muscle horsepower Caddy. A smooth runner, quick starter, and well
maintained mechanically automobile, with a few exterior faults and
nice interior. Drop the top and go for a winding cruise in the
middle of nowhere and you will quickly be lost in your own
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.