Air-bridge ’93 Cadillac Allante Northstar V8
In the 1990s, Cadillac was trying to turn the tide after being marginalized for years. At one time it was among the most respected brands in the world. It seemed all was lost. Halo cars are a common practice for Detroit marketers to try to reestablish a beachhead and start the long road to redemption. The Allante was Cadillac’s answer. The car was produced in small numbers and was unique in several ways. The bodies were designed and manufactured by Pininfarina in Italy, then flown to Detroit for final assembly – the Cadillac Air Bridge or something like that. It was a bit anemic to start with – mild power ratings trying to overcome the Allante’s 3,720-pound curb weight. Plus the front-wheel-drive configuration and automatic transmission made the car more suited for comfortable highway cruising.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Yet it did offer state-of-the-art technology for Cadillac, with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Macpherson strut suspension, a digital dashboard, and a Bose stereo. The most significant improvement to the Allante came in 1993 when it received the 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine and a hefty 295 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. Finally, enough power to warrant Halo status. But 1993 turned out to be the final year of production therefore for collectors, the 1993 models tend to be the most desirable. And this is one of those desirable Northstar engined Allantes. It is a little bit more special because the original owner worked for the designers at GM. She worked at Design Staff for Four Vice Presidents: Bill Mitchell, Irve Ribickey, Chuck Jordan, and Wayne Cherry. She was also personal friends with the Designer PininFarina. We can make the assumption that this one got a little bit more special attention as a favor to a loyal employee. It is in excellent condition with low miles and comes with all books and records. The asking price is $16,900.00. Click here for the listing.