1987 Cadillac Allante
This 1987 Cadillac Allante 2 seater convertible is a unique first year production model of the Italian designed luxury car in very good condition with both the aluminum removable hard-top as shown in pictures and also a black canvas soft-top. I’ve enjoyed this for over 12 years. it’s been very reliable and have kept up on all the maintenance. When I purchased it in January 2003. it had 71. 00 miles - I've averaged about 2000 miles per year. now with 92. 77 miles as of the time of this posting. I am the third owner. First owner was a doctor from St. Louis. then his son's. I purchased it from a couple in Illinois in 2003. I had it in Green Bay. WI and it was ALWAYS garage stored and never driven during the winter/snow. I'm now in Knoxville. TN and drive it a couple days a week to work in nice weather. The Allante is a 2-door. two-seater roadster manufactured from 1987-1993 with approximately 21. 00 built during those 7 years. 3. 63 where made in the first year and only a couple hundred made in this Gold color. It has a 4. 1 liter V8 engine (170HP). 4 speed automatic transmission with front wheel drive. The body was designed and built by Italian designer Pininfarina (Yes. this is the same designer of the Ferrari. Maserati. Rolls Royce and other luxury cars). The Allante is noted for its unique production – the bodies were produced in Turin Italy by Pininfarina and then flown to Detroit on custom made 747’s where Cadillac installed the power train. This was known as the “world’s longest assembly line. ” It has an independent strut based suspension on the front and rear and Bosch ABS four-wheel disc brakes – it handles and drives like a dream. You can’t believe how it handles corners. In 1987. a new Allante cost about $55. 00. The car is very reliable and I just put brand new tires on it about a year ago – with less than 400 miles on them and a new battery last week. During the 12 years. I've had periodic maintenance performed. I've replaced the radiator. brake job. transmission flush. ABS accumulator. AC recharge and normal maintenance. Other than what's listed below everything works - all the electronics. heating. air conditioning. memory seats. windows. etc. with the exception of the windshield washer. The Drivers Information Council (DIC) provides unique access to a lot of detailed information about diagnostics of the car and I have two copies of the detailed service manuals for the 1987 Allante. If you like to “play around” with this kind of stuff. you can have access to a lot of information about the car. Also. the service manuals are helpful if you want to do any maintenance. Over the years. I have also collected a number of Allante memorabilia items as you can see in the pictures: Magazine articles. hot wheels. the detailed maintenance manuals (I have two of them). original marketing material. VHS training tapes for Cadillac dealers. I also have some miscellaneous spare parts: Visors. wheel hub covers. shift handle. rear view mirror. All of this is included of purchased at the asking price. This is a 27 year old car and has some normal wearing. but is relatively minor. Here is a list of the issues. The clear coat is beginning to fade on the hood as you can see in the pictures. I get a periodic message there is low-coolant level for a few minutes. but level is fine. It does not have the original Bose speakers. One of the previous owners replaced them with an amplifier and regular speakers. Also. the tape deck doesn't work. Periodically. some buttons intermittently don't work. but it is intermittent. Probably a cleaning would fix. Please let me know if you have questions.