The Cadillac Allante... [PIC]
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.
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.
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.
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 !
GREAT pics Rich!
Nice pics, I'm not too fond of the car.
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.
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.
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?