For Sale: 1988 Cadillac Allante in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1988 Cadillac Allante Roadster

Heading into the mid-1980s, then, Cadillac had to create something new if it wanted to remain competitive in the luxury car market; it needed an automobile that captivated the masses and that people could aspire to-a truly world-class car. Cadillac wanted to harness the prestige of European design and the skill of a renowned coach builder in order to compete with Mercedes and Jaguar. Enter the Allante. Originally created under the code name "Callisto," the Allante was designed and built in Turin, Italy, by noted coach builder Pininfarina. It was a true Italian American offspring, because below its sleekly styled Italian bodywork rested an American V-8 engine and transmission as well as other reliable mechanical systems. In all respects, the Allante represented the best of both countries, a car imbued with an impeccable pedigree of style.

For consignment, a non-Northstar, Pininfarina design with a low 24,344 title verified original miles and a convertible top. And if this is not enough this car comes with a matching hardtop, EFI and a litany of toggles and sliders, even the lights have their own panel! A beautifully preserved interior, and we present a nearly new 1988 Cadillac Allante roadster.

Brilliant Red for those of that mindset, and all in very nice condition. Straight steel panels, although much smaller than its predecessors which were behemoth compared to this designed to compete with the euro upscale market car. Tasteful chrome trimmings abound, and a nice shiny front grille leads the way. Just a light peppering of chrome in small trim lines which work the sides around the beltline and the top edges of each bumper. Black flarings jut out from the front below the grille and also adorn the rockers as a flared trim piece. This 2-seater offers up plenty of trunk space and just below the lid are a car width running cluster of rear tail lights, backup lights, and turn signals as well as parking lighting. Standard Cadillac wheels are all around wrapped in blackwall rubber from the 3rd week of 2019. Don't forget the convertible top, which is attached to the car permanently, and presents in black canvas with a glass rear window. Also, the exterior matching hardtop comes with for those colder weather drives.

For the door panels a fine mixture of saddle leather, molded taupe upper panels, and finally some carpet and the stage is set for the remainder of the interior. Gracefully aged leather in a saddlehuecovers the 2 buckets. These seats are power adjustable and offer up many ways to get it just right. A multi-tiered center console with armrest, glovebox, and more tan plastic surrounding the leather booted shift lever that fits snugly between the buckets. Rising out of this console is an angled taupe panel with tiers of an AM/FM/Cassette sound system, a plethora of push buttons, a digital readout of trip and timing info, fuel economy monitoring, and an exterior temp monitor. Directly above is another tier with climate and fan controls. In front of the driver is a square and rectangle design dash, black panels and various controls set within. The gauge cluster is in the center and features a mix of LCD and analog gauges throughout. The original steering wheel fronts this techno dash that will keep the driver busy for weeks. Nice clean light gold, (tan), carpet covers the floors and is protected by plastic stick on covers.

A pop of the hood, and we can see a well maintained and very shiny with no corrosion 4.1-liter V8 capable of 170hp. This engine has EFI and on the back is a 4T80E 4-speed automatic transmission sendingpower to a 2.95 geared front axle. Very nice presentation of this nifty pre-Northstar V8.

No rust underneath with straight rust structural steel all over. All is solid and fairly clean underneath. Independent coil springs for the front suspension and a transverse leaf spring is noted in the rear, and power disc brakes adorn all 4 corners.

This sporty Caddy fired right up and performed flawlessly on the test track. It handled very nicely, had good acceleration, and performed with a beautiful quiet low RPM cruise. Stopping was great, and I found all controls in working order. The top moves up and down manually with ease and the hardtop took two of us to install, but it was done so fairly effortlessly.

Actual low miles, a smaller body style, sporty 2-seater lives up to the challenge for the euro luxury sports competition. A convertible and hardtop are a really nice thing to have as it permits all season enjoyment of this car. The car is in overall beautiful preserved condition, and if you like buttons and convenience controls, then look no further as this one can keep a 737 pilot busy!


G-General Motors
1-Manual Belts
7-4.1L V8 170hp
0-Check Digit
U-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
101366-Sequential Unit Number

Vehicle Details

  • 1988 Cadillac Allante
  • Listing ID: CC-1677378
  • Price: $18,400
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Cadillac
  • Model:Allante
  • Exterior Color:Brilliant Red
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:24344
  • Stock Number:4814
  • VIN:1G6VR3170JU101366
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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