The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 180
1989 Cadillac Allante

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1989 Cadillac  Allante

CHASSIS NO: 1G6VR3187KU100113

• Looks very sharp in the original bright red paint
• First year for the 200 HP V-8 engine
• 1 of just 3,300 produced in 1989
• Fully removable hardtop and soft top included

4.5-liter engine, 200 HP, four-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel power disc brakes, front and rear independent McPherson strut suspension, Bosch power ABS disc brakes; wheelbase: 99.4Ē

The Allante was Cadillacís answer to luxury convertibles such as the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJS and was a true international effort. Produced in small numbers, the bodies were designed and manufactured by Pininfarina in Italy, then flown to Detroit for final assembly. Engine power was initially provided by a 4.1-liter aluminum V-8 engine with multi-port fuel injection at 170 HP but, by 1989, displacement rose to 4.5 L and 200 HP. The transverse mounted V-8 was mated to a four-speed front-wheel-drive automatic transmission.

The paint and bodywork on this lovely Allante are nothing short of excellent, with a like-new shine and factory panel gaps. All the trim and glass are likewise clean, and factory correct. Itís just as clean underneath and was obviously well-cared-for from new. Even the removable aluminum hardtop shows no signs of wear. The interior must have been straight out of the future in 1989, with an incredible Delco-GM/Bose Symphony Sound System (a $905 option on other Cadillacs), the industry's first power retractable AM/FM/cellular telephone antenna, and a complex lamp-out module that substituted an adjacent lamp for a burned-out bulb in the exterior lighting system. Of course, power steering, power brakes, power seats, power windows, and power locks are included, with nary an analog knob or switch in sight. The tan leather is in excellent condition, with clean carpets and door panels, so sit back and enjoy the fully adjustable seats and state-of-the-art interior from 1989.

This Allante loves to highway cruise, offering state-of-the-art technology for Cadillac, with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a four-speed automatic, and a sophisticated Macpherson strut suspension. The engine bay is clean and bone stock, as if it is right out of the showroom. Itís the perfect blend of Italian design and Cadillac craftsmanship. Enjoy your own drive down Memory Lane in this wonderful 1989 Allante - a true pinnacle of Cadillac design for the entire era.

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