When Cadillac unveiled the Allante, it was also an announcement that they were once again serious about building high-end luxury cars. With a body by Pininfarina and robust Cadillac Northstar mechanicals, the Allante was a beautifully built and stylish machine that never really got a fair shake from the motoring public. This 1993 Allante is an extremely clean specimen wrapped in a highly desirable color scheme of Pearlescent Red Metallic over tan leather. The pearl red was almost the Allante''s signature color, and combines with the one-year-only Northstar powertrain to make this THE Allante to own. As a hand-assembled car, panel gaps and alignment are better than the rest of the Cadillac line up, and the paint finish is truly worthy of a $60,000 automobile. Details are clean and crisp, from the traditional Cadillac grille up front to the slick clear taillights that pre-dated the current trend by more than a decade. The black canvas convertible top is in excellent condition, and folds into its well behind the seats where it is covered by a hard shell. Most Allantes were dressed with tan leather like this, and it''s a spectacular contrast to the paint. The effect is magnified by the two-tone materials used the interior, including on the dash and center console, and the effect is upscale and sporty rather than garish. Cadillac used the Allante to explore new technology including a computer that will monitor things such as low fluids and even reminds you to turn on your headlights when it gets dark, but most Allante enthusiasts prefer the analog gauges on this car. Automatic climate control was, of course, part of the package, as well as a powerful stereo system that stills sounds great with the top down. The seats have a comfortable, lived-in look, but no signs of damage or neglect, and the trunk compartment looks like new. 1993 was the only year of Cadillac''s brilliant 4.6 liter Northstar V8, which, in Allante trim, made a very impressive 300 horsepower. Extremely reliable and with enough power to make the Allante a sprightly performer on the road, it''s the ideal traveling partner when the sun is shining and the top is down. The engine is backed by a 4-speed automatic that delivers crisp shifts and has quick reflexes for when you want to run fast, something this car is more than capable of doing. Underneath, it''s exceptionally clean and shows no signs of issues or structural damage, owing to careful ownership for the past 20 years. It fires up with a muscular bark from the exhaust, which suggests power in a sophisticated way, and pulls cleanly to speeds that''ll get you jail time in most states. For the first time in decades, this was a Cadillac that was actually fun to drive. Factory alloys wear brand new 225/60/16 Bridgestone radials, so it''s ready to enjoy without a second thought. Today, the Allante represents a tremendous value. A V8-powered 2-seater with 300 horsepower and every luxury feature imaginable, it''s a wonderful car to own and drive for not a lot of money. Summer''s fading fast-do you have a convertible yet? Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.