Yesterday I went to the Cars & Coffee in Tucson Arizona. This is run by the Obession Car Club and they do it twice a month or so. It is a really good show with around 500 cars at least. Sadly I don’t see many Cadillacs there as a huge base of car owners are into other brands more. Yesterday though there was a 1990 Allante. Here is the video I took along with some info about the Allante.
The Cadillac Allanté was designed to appeal to wealthy buyers looking for something different. The name “Allanté” is French for “mirror.”
In 1986, General Motors introduced the Cadillac Seville, a large sedan based on the Chevrolet Citation. The Seville had been GM’s best selling vehicle since 1974. A smaller version of the Seville, called the Fleetwood Brougham, was also offered.
General Motors wanted another small luxury car, and the Allanté was developed to fill that role.
Designer Peter Schreyer came up with the design. He drew inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and the Porsche 924 Carrera GT.
The Allanté was produced by Italian coachbuilder Pininfarino S.p.A., which had already built cars for Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Lamborghini.
Pininfarino built the body panels, dashboard, doors and rear quarter panel, along with the interior door handles and steering wheel. The front bumper and headlamps were supplied by American firm AMX Corporation.
The Allantés’ powertrain consisted of a 3.0L V6 engine producing 220 hp (164 kW).