1990 Cadillac Allante

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$15,995
$8,326
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28,442 Miles
51,009
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 28442
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V8
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Lithia Springs, GA

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Often referred to as "The Flying Cadillac," this 1990 Cadillac Allante is a special chapter in Cadillac history. While Cadillac was no stranger to building high-end luxury cars, the Allante was really their first foray into the sporty 2-seater market and GM was determined to create something very special as their flagship. While the "flying" nickname could be used to describe the car's performance, it actually refers to the fact that the bodies were built by Pininfarina in Turin, Italy, and flown to the US for final assembly in a specially-designed 747 jumbo jet 56 cars at a time. Just this concept along should tell you all you need to know about GM's commitment to building something very special. The chiseled steel and aluminum bodywork remains handsome even 25 years after it was introduced, and these cars still attract a lot of attention on the road with their muscular good looks. The quality of the original White Diamond paint was very good so it's holding up rather well after 27 years, and the car presents nicely, suggesting that it has always been a special car to somebody. With just 28,442 original miles, it's a fantastic survivor that still draws appreciative looks as it goes down the road. Build quality on these was always pretty good, and they don't share many parts with production Cadillacs, making them popular entry-level cars with collectors who want something a little out of the ordinary. Cadillac really broke with tradition in the Allante's interior, going with deeply sculpted buckets in soft black Italian leather and a very driver-oriented dashboard. Digital gauges were all the rage in 1990, and the Allante has a full array of instruments keeping an eye on the engine, and it was one of the earliest applications of a tachometer in a Cadillac. And unlike many Allantes, the digital dash in this one is fully functional and bright. Of course, as the top-of-the-line Cadillac, everything was standard equipment, from automatic climate control, to power windows and locks, to a powerful entertainment system. The leather shows wear typical of a car of this vintage, but no damage, and the carpets and dashboard are decent, with some fading due to living in a warm climate all its life. Overhead, there's a black canvas convertible top that stows neatly underneath an integrated hard boot that preserves the cars clean, elegant lines. The car also includes a color-matched hardtop that's a nice addition. The powertrain is lifted almost intact from the Eldorado, meaning you get a torquey 4.5-liter V8 driving the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission. It makes all the right V8 sounds, and has proven itself to be a virtually bulletproof engine over the years. The engine bay is typical of cars of this mileage and age, and shows signs of regular maintenance. It fires up eagerly with a great V8 rumble from the exhaust, and moves the roadster effortlessly. The chassis is solid and clean, and since this has always been a southern car, there's no sign of rust belt issues. With an all-independent suspension, handling is lively and this car will surprise you with its capabilities. 4-wheel disc brakes were part of the package, and feature ABS for safety. Wheels are distinctive Cadillac alloys in excellent condition and wearing 225/55/16 performance radials. Despite their limited production status and exotic origins, Allantes remain reliable, fun, collectible cars with a strong following. If you've been looking for a convertible this summer, but are tired of all the "me too" Mustangs and Chryslers, take another look at the Flying Cadillac. Call today!


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Excellent Experience

5
3x2gto on 09/28/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

The personnel that I worked with were very efficient and professional. The sale of my car was quick and without any issues. I am 100% satisfied.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
  Based on 6 reviews

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2.8
craigster on 12/16/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Besides being an obsolete car and no longer supported by GM for many parts, my Allante was not very good. Until the Northstar engine, in the last model year, the performance was very weak for a V8. It has consistent and continuing problems with its electrical and braking systems (anti-lock accumulator). When I did need a part (like a key which was previously mentioned by another owner) it was hard to get as well. As many have said, I loved the look of this car and thought it would be a collectible - but it is not. It is basically an orphaned model which GM would rather forget they ever made. So I am now trying to unload it but with little success. Just some words to the wise, folks.

Great Cruiser

4.8
RandyMan on 06/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

A wonderful Sunday cruiser. You really appreciate this vehicle on the highway, comfortable for over 6 footers and good mileage too! It's a steal for a rare, unique convertible.

Fun Cadillac

5
DAMON on 08/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Allante is a unique car and a lot of fun to drive. The Italian body is timeless and looks just as good today as it did 15 years ago. The car needs to pampered, yet I drive my almost every day. Not unusual to get over 21 mpg in combination of highway and city driving.

My Dream Car

5
Blue Skies on 10/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I remember seeing an Allante several year's ago, "What was that?" it made my head turn. 7 years later I could afford to buy my dream car at a Kia dealer with brand new cars selling for $8K. Who would buy a 10 year old car for $16K? Ha! No one knew a diamond in the rough! All the bells and whistles in a convertible disquised under the hard top! With a 3 year warranty it's been worth every penny on a sunny Seattle day (yes, rain too!) I've now extended the warranty for another two more years! How many cars out there can have such luxury/affordability as a teenager of 13? I'm contemplating selling it, but every time I look around nothing can compare!

Allante

5
hansmyburgh on 02/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car fun to drive and so pretty. I would not trade for any other car

Satisfying Fun Vehicle

4
skinsfan on 11/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This was once a bad ass car. Initially selling for $55,000 and up. The engine is a thing of beauty; a durable strong 4.5L V8 with lots of power. The weakpoints on this vehicle would be the convertible top (was not manufactured durably enough as it leaks). The electronic system also has occasional flaws. And, because it comes standard with a Bose sound system, if you want to change anything, you must remove the entire system. All in all a very fun car to own, but not recommended for a day to day driving vehicle.



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