This 1992 Cadillac Allante blends everything you love about a
luxury convertible - Italian styling, a powerful numbers-matching
American V8, and the appeal of a personal luxury coupe &
convertible wrapped together in a bold red package.
Euro Red seems to be the perfect factory color for this car. After all, the Allante was designed and hand assembled by Pininfarina - the same styling house that is preferred by Ferrari. They were then flown in a special 747 jet from Italy to the USA where Detroit made the final drivetrain assembly. So beyond just the paint's name, it's a great example of opulence thanks to great care over the years. So the Italian-applied red still brightens up like your favorite wine in the sunshine. The minimal use of chrome and trim makes this car look modern and sleek, especially when the factory hardtop is in place. This aluminum roof was an expensive option when new, so you don't see it too often, but it gives this roadster the look of a personal luxury coupe when it's in place. When you want to go for a topless cruise, there is also the electric black folding roof underneath a tonneau cover to keep you weatherproof at a moment's notice.
The all-black interior shows off a lot of European sophistication, starting with 10-way power adjusting seats designed by Recaro. The supple leather has been exceptionally well maintained, showing minimal signs of use, which is remarkable for a convertible. 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 gauges, AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo, trip computer, and automatic climate control. As true to the Cadillac name, there are plenty more luxury features such as cruise control, power windows, power locks, and an alarm system. The trunk is actually large enough to handle much more than a weekend's worth of luggage, so don't forget those golf clubs!
What makes this a true personal luxury cruiser is Cadillac's 4.5-liter V8. This numbers-matching motor has only averaged around 2,300 miles annually, and it has been treated to proper maintenance all its life. So there is nothing getting in the way of unleashing the torque-happy thoroughbred on the open road. In fact, this one was built as America's answer to the Mercedes SL. Thus, it came standard with great driving features such as four-speed automatic transmission w/overdrive and a fully independent suspension that adapts at speed. Finishing this great driving package is the confidence of four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, and new Firestone Firehawk tires on factory wheels.
With less than 2,000 produced in 1992 (it's rarest year), and a full file of the original bill of sale, owner's manual, maintenance records, and other important docs, this Allante is a great surviving example of automotive opulence - the likes of which we are likely never going to see again. It's amazing such a thoroughbred can be so affordable. Call today!!!
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