Now is your time to pick up an affordable luxury drop-top that was
once reserved only for the elite. This 1992 Cadillac Allante is
about opulence, from the design of the sheetmetal, to its leather
interior, to its fuel-injected V8. So it's time to pay attention
when this modern luxury classic is well within reach.
The glow of the white paint is the product of a beautiful pearl
application and well-respected car that has averaged less than
1,400 miles annually. While American cars were once all about
chrome, the trim you're really going to notice is the hint of red
that forms an almost unbroken line around the whole vehicle. That's
a nice subtle nod to this car relationship to Ferrari - their
preferred design house Pininfarina also designed and hand assembled
by this Cadillac. The body was then flown in a special 747 jet from
Italy to the USA where Detroit made the final drivetrain assembly.
So this one is an international effort that captures the best of
the car worlds.
The black canvas roof has a clean look that's a timeless combo
against the exterior white. But when you take it down you really
see an added sophistication with the way the beige leather interior
looks against the exterior paint. The design shows off more
European style, starting with 10-way power adjusting seats designed
by Recaro. The digital dash is a wonder of '90s technology, and
certainly delivers on Cadillac's modern promise of art and science.
It offers advanced digital features such as a full gauge pack,
AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, trip computer, and automatic climate
control (with the A/C running modern R134a.) As true to the
Cadillac name, there are plenty more luxury features such as cruise
control, power locks, power steering, and power windows. Plus, the
trunk is big enough to handle much more than a weekend's worth of
luggage, which makes this the perfect getaway companion.
Cadillac's 4.5-liter V8 is a motor you're going to love. It has the
clean look of a well-maintained powerhouse, and it's believed to be
original to the car. It fires up readily like a proper
fuel-injected machine, and it runs with the smoothness you want in
a Cadillac. And these are also great drivers. General Motors was
building a Mercedes rival with the Allante. That's why you find
such an opulent design, four-speed automatic transmission
w/overdrive, and a luxurious ride. And just like the Europeans,
this Allante can hold the road with authority thanks to features
like four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, and a fully independent
The sale comes complete with the full owner's manual packet. The
Allante was all about showcasing the best from Cadillac, and so
it's terrific to find such a well-priced and low-mileage example.