Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1987 Cadillac Allante Roadster
The Cadillac Allant 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.
Offered for consignment, the first year of production of this model Cadillac, which was available only in convertible form. A front wheel drive V8 is crammed in under the hood, and in 1987 this was the first Cadillac roadster since the 355 series of the mid 1930's
A decent coating of maroon covers the exterior of this steel paneled car. Three inches of front fascia spoiler enhances high-speed aerodynamics while independent wing windows give a throwback to days of yore. A long front hood 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 used condition but clean 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 contrasting black hardtop adds a nice touch.
Red leather-trimmed bucket seats orthopedically designed to provide optimal support and comfort are seen when opening the door. The seats have power six-way metaphoric adjustments and are showing with slight wear but remain very nice. The driver's bucket has some loose leather in the seat. They flank a center console equipped with a 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 information.
Opening the hood we are met with a transverse mounted 4.1 L 4100HT V8 making a tire turning 170hp and paired to a THMF7 4-speed automatic transmission. A 2.95 ratio final drive puts power to the pavement.
Presenting nicely with only minor surface rust on the suspension members but all else is rust free. Structurally sound and featuring 4 wheel strut based independent suspension on the corners along with 4 wheel power brakes this car will handle. Stock style exhaust handles the spent fossils and is in good condition.
Nicely appointed in Cadillac style, this 2-seater venture ran a little rough with a pronounced engine miss so we kept our drive short. The hardtop would not release, so there was no open air motoring and we noticed that the Low Battery Voltage warning light was on.
A luxurious toy could best describe this small but near muscle horsepower Caddy. A status symbol in its day just begging for someone to bring it back to glory, but all the parts are there and there is no tinworm to worry about.
7-4.1L V8 170hp
U-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
100845-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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