1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible
1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible
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 Allanté. Originally created under the code name “Callisto,” the Allanté 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 Allanté represented the best of both countries, a car imbued with an impeccable pedigree of style.
For consignment, a Northstar Pininfarina design with a low 33,339 original miles and a convertible top. EFI and a litany of toggles and sliders, even the lights have their own panel! A beautifully preserved interior, and we present a 1993 Cadillac Allante convertible. Oh… BTW Allante means “powerful and complete!”
Pearl White 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 fairings 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. Don't forget the convertible top, which is attached to the car permanently, and presents in black canvas with a glass rear window. Now you are good to go.
For the door panels a fine mixture of beige leather, molded taupe upper panels, some carpet and a tan molded vinyl midsection and the stage is set for the remainder of the interior. Slightly worn and gracefully aged leather in beige, covers the 2 overstuffed and comfy 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 molded tan vinyl surrounding the shift lever fits snugly between the buckets. Rising out of this console is an angled towards the driver black panel with and tiers of an AM/FM/Cassette sound system, and equalizer, 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, more black background and completely digital lit gauges and readouts which come to life with at the turn of the key. Various controls are also set within. 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 snazzy Cadillac embroidered badge floor mats cover this clean carpet.
A pop of the hood, and we can see a well maintained and very shiny with no corrosion 4.6 liter 32V Northstar V8. This engine has EFI and on back is a 4T80E 4-speed automatic transmission. Very nice presentation of this nifty Northstar V8. This car has a 3.71 final drive gear axle.
No rust underneath with straight rust structural steel all over. All is solid and fairly clean underneath. Independent coil springs for the suspension all around, and power disc brakes adorn all 4 corners.
This sporty Caddy fired right up, and performed flawlessly on the test track. It handles very nicely, has good acceleration and performs 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 has a taupe colored tonneau cover in excellent condition.
Actual low miles, a smaller body style, sporty 2 seater lives up to the challenge for the euro luxury sports competition. A convertible which is a really great feature 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 Lear jet pilot busy! I did note the radio was not working at the time of my drive.
3-2 Door Convertible
3-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
9-4.6L Northstar V8
U-Detroit, MI Assy Plant
128213-Sequential Unit Number
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.
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