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Rich Sufficool
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Born in the late '80s, Cadillac was looking for a stand alone marque that would compete with the Jaguar XJS and the Mercedes SL. The bodies were fully complete from Italy's Pininfarina and flown to Detroit to be mated with the subframe, suspension and drivetrain. This FWD V8 powered two seater convertible came with a soft top and a hard top and was produced from '87 to '92. People loved it or hated it but from a marketing standpoint, it never sold well enough to keep the marque alive.

Models by Automodello.

IMG 9151
IMG 9224
IMG 9189
IMG 9149
IMG 9184
IMG 9161
IMG 9096

 

IMG 9202
IMG 9242
IMG 9164
IMG 9197
IMG 9215
IMG 9181
IMG 9192
IMG 9231

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John Merritt
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I really want to like this model, but right now-I am just not sure about it. It doesn't help that I was never too overly fond of the 1:1.


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Mike DeTorrice
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Those are very nice replicas by Automodello. The Allante seemed like an attractive design with a good V-8, but it's fatal flaw was foolishly making it a front-wheel drive car. In my view, this guaranteed it would fail, most especially going up that competition.


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Tony Perrone
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Posted by: @mikedetorrice

 The ........ fatal flaw was foolishly making it a front-wheel drive car. In my view, this guaranteed it would fail, most especially going up that competition.

BIG plus 1 !


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Tony Perrone
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GREAT pics Rich!

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Evan Morgan
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Nice pics, I'm not too fond of the car.


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Bob Jackman
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Not only was front wheel drive a flaw, but using the crappy HD4100 motor was a huge mistake. Finally in the last year of production they used the 32 valve Northstar motor but by then it was too late. Having said that, I will seek out the Automodello model for my collection.


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Galen55
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I've not seen this model before, I have a friend with 5 real cars that he has collected over the years. Thanks for sharing.


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Honestpolitician
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Interesting car visually. In Australia that is one Cadillac I'd never read about or seen on internet car sites, including some of the great picture gallerys from car shows here. Knowing how well Richs pics show intricate detail, I'd suggest the interior shown in pic 5 leaves a bit to be desired. Note the, is it paintwork, on the sunvisors attaching to the  windscreen frame?

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