1989 Cadillac Allante Pininfarina Hard top and Soft top 4.5L V8 A/C Automatic

Price: US $9,650.00 Item location: Hickory, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: Allante
  • SubModel: Pininfarina
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 93190
  • VIN: 1G6VR3182KU101265
  • Color: Bright Red
  • Engine size: LQ6 4.5L MFI High Output
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: 16Q : MOLDING COLOR- BRIGHT WHITE (91) , 19T,
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Cadillac Allante Pininfarina

This 1989 Cadillac PininFarina Allante is presented in Cadillac Red with Tan interior. This Carfax certified Allante' shows that most of its life was in the Knoxville, N with no accidents or damage reported. The digital odometer show 93,190 miles. It has a LQ6 4.5L High Output V8 MFI that produces 200hp and 270ft lbs of torque with a ME9 4 speed Automatic transmission. The 1989 Cadillac Allante is a luxury two-seat convertible built by General Motors and at its time was the most expensive new Cadillac model in the marque's history. The car was designed to compete with such cars as the Mercedes-Benz SL line, hough it fell short of that car in performance. Cadillac did not produce or sell as many Allante models as it had projected. The car's steep $57,183 base price impacted sales, nly 3,296 units for 1989. 1989 and 1990 were great years for the Allanté. Cadillac improved it, ith the re-tooling of the soft-top, .5 engine with 200 + horsepower, 6" wheels, ower headrest, elescopic steering wheel, lectronic suspension. But still failed on sales because of its reputation of the 87-88 models. Cadillac needed to do something. And they did. In mid production on the 1990's, hey redesigned the Allante again. Thus being the 1990.5 also known as the Phase 2 added a little more to the car and took some things away like the chrome strips around the headlights, he telescopic wheel and the hard top. New to this year was the drivers side airbag, D player, etter suspension and handling, ifferent soft-top boot cover with better mini covers, etter sound to the Bose audio system, etter designed to the seat switches, nd power front latches for the soft-top. Here is a brief history of the Cadillac Allante: The Allanté was Cadillac's first venture into the ultra-luxury roadster market. The vehicle was sold from 1987 until 1993, ith roughly 21,000 models built over its 7-year production run. The Allanté's production was planned at 6,000 units per year; sales figures, owever, how that Cadillac only built about half as many. Originally designed under the code name "Callisto", he Allanté was intended to restore Cadillac to its position as a premium luxury automobile builder. Allanté's direct competitor was the very successful Mercedes-Benz SL, nd to a smaller degree, he Jaguar XJS. Allanté's 4.1 liter V8 was shared with other Cadillac's across the line, ut when specified to the Allanté, everal changes were made. Unlike Buick's Reatta, hich shared powertrain and underpinnings from the Riviera and the Oldsmobile Toronado, adillac borrowed very little from the Eldorado and Seville for Allanté. The body of the Allanté was designed and built in Italy by Pininfarina. The completed bodies were shipped 4,600 miles (7,400 km) from Italy in specially equipped Boeing 747s, 6 at a time to Cadillac's Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant. The bodies were then mated to the chassis.[1] This led to a few interesting nicknames, uch as "The Flying Italian Cadillac" and "The world's longest assembly line." The car's front-wheel drive (FWD) powertrain was unique in its class, nd brought the car in for serious criticism. FWD is rare among high-priced sports and touring cars, s the configuration may under steer in heavy cornering, orque steer under heavy acceleration, nd requires a front-heavy weight distribution for good traction. The Mercedes 560SL — along with the rest of the Allanté's competitors — was rear-wheel drive. Many car magazines and auto enthusiasts argued that no sports car, et alone one at the Allanté's price, hould have been FWD.[citation needed] Early reviews cited Pininfarina and not Cadillac as the source of this decision, aying they felt it would make the car more versatile. Additionally, oor power-to-weight ratio in the early years also made the car perform sedately. This led the target market to conclude that by offering an underpowered car for US$54,700 (far costlier than contemporary Cadillac models) with no engine upgrade option, adillac was not serious in competing in the performance roadster market. This initial impression gave the Allanté an image ("all show, o go") from which it never recovered. Here is a brief history of the Cadillac Allante: The Allanté was Cadillac's first venture into the ultra-luxury roadster market. The vehicle was sold from 1987 until 1993, ith roughly 21,000 models built over its 7-year production run. The Allanté's production was planned at 6,000 units per year; sales figures, owever, how that Cadillac only built about half as many. Contact Kennith Stewart at 1-877-689-6930 for more information.