The Cadillac Allanté is a peculiar footprint in the luxury brand’s history. Born in Detroit, partially built in Italy, the Allanté was to take on Europe’s finest luxury convertibles. As we all know, it failed to accomplish its mission.
But we have a very special Allanté here today. It’s a 1992 Cadillac Allanté pace car, which was present for the 1992 Indianapolis 500, for sale on Craigslist. The Allanté packed as much modern technology as it could into its convertible body with a 4.5-liter V8 engine under the hood. And all of that power found its way to the front wheels exclusively.
How much did this luxury set a buyer back in 1992? $58,470, or well over $120,000 in 2018 money. The Cadillac convertible proved a tough sell.
This example has 83,000 miles on the odometer and looks pretty darn clean from the photos provided. And for $7,000, you can ride in Cadillac’s cross between Detroit iron and Pininfarina design.