18th Mar 2006, 13:49
Though I don't agree that the '93 Allanté is the best choice, because it has the Northstar engine, I do agree with all the previous comments about this unique automobile--it is a driver's car, and the styling is, indeed, timeless.
I have a '92 Allanté, with the hardtop; it has been a joy. My reasons for a 92 vs. a 93: Recaro seats, Bose stereo system, multi-plex wiring system (all were dropped in the 93) that monitors all bulbs in the car, notifies the driver when one is burned out, and will automatically substitute another (fog lamp for burned out low beam, etc.). Also, the door latch system was 'cheapened' in the 93, which makes for more flex in the body.
However... any Allanté that has been well cared for is a good choice.
10th Apr 2006, 03:42
I have a 1993 Allante with less than 40,000 miles. I drive it most days, and just love the car. It draws admiring looks everywhere I go. Unlike many sports cars or personal 2 seater's, the Allante has a large trunk, and a large space behind the seats. Also, there is plenty of leg room. Considering the state of US automakers today, they should look back at the Allante to see that they can offer a state-of-the-art automobile that is world class. Compared to the new XLR's, the Allante is a classic, versus a dressed up Corvette.
12th Jun 2006, 00:07
This has been very enjoyable reading and a first class education. Thanks to all, especially for the civil tone!
It strikes me that there are some very common issues between the Allante' and the Pantera: Italian/American style and engineering wizardry that appeals like a powerful drug, ten plus years hence. Amazing! Now I know why they both appeal so much to me.
One final thought is on buying an Allante as an investment. Buy it and drive it and keep it running no matter how many miles you accumulate, all the while enjoying it. Isn't that the very best kind of investment?
5th Sep 2015, 18:33
At the time I was looking to purchase a new luxury car. I couldn't decide between a 500 SL, BMW, or Jaguar. One night while watching the movie: "Cadillac Man" with Robin Williams, a new car salesman who drove an 87 black Allante.
At that point my mind was made up. The next day I beelined to the nearest Cadillac dealer and purchased my first Allante, which was a 90.5 Silver with hard top. It had every option minus the car phone.
Of all the cars I have ever owned (roughly 100), my Allante has always been the best car to own. Never let me down. It was driven daily all year round.
I loved everything about it. Though it had a few flaws like body noise, rear brakes rattling when driving over a bumpy road. It was the best car in my book. It stole my heart from the first day I drove it off the dealership lot. A smooth ride with the combination of the tight sport suspension. What impressed me how the suspension would drop and hug the curves at high speeds. In my book the best suspension to have experienced. It was way ahead of its time.
Years later, I had no choice to but to sell her with regret, due to not having a place to store her, and my daughter on the way. I was haunted with dreams of driving my Allante for years, to the point I couldn't take it anymore!!! So I purchased a 92 Allante with the hard top from a second owner. From then on I vowed to never get rid of her. The Allante has, and will always have a special place in my heart.