Cadillac Allanté Moels & History 1988

The Allanté entered its first full year of production after being introduced in March 1987. Its styling, powertrain and features were essentially unchanged for 1988. A number of running changes did take place. These included a reconfiguring of the headrests and the inclusion of a power decklid pulldown as standard equipment. A new option for 1988 was a European-style analog instrument panel which could be ordered in lieu of the standard electronic cluster at no extra charge. Also new for 1988 were two new exterior colors-red and black.

Allanté is for those fortunate few who can write their own rules.

Unlike any ultra-luxury roadster that has come before it, here is the limited production Cadillac Allanté. Using premium german steel, a unique Swiss alloy and exterior trim from France, Italian artisans handcraft its coachwork at the studios of Pininfarina, designer for appointment to Ferrari and Rolls Royce.

Then, specially modified 747s transport the sculptured bodies to a specially-built Cadillac facility in North America. After final drive train assembly, every Allanté undergoes a 40 km (25-mile) test track evaluation, unique to Cadillac. Two teams of highly trained technicians, after testing procedure, must sign off each vehicle with their own signature. Further proof of Cadillac’s commitment to Allanté’s integrity.

European road manners, Cadillac comfort, convenience and front-wheel drive. There’s spirited power in the exclusive high output V8 with Sequential-Port Fuel Injection, precise — never harsh — handling. Impressive control with the Bosch III Anti-Lock Braking System.

Allanté brings a new concept to two-passenger automobiles: Cadillac comfort. Defying the traditional space constraints of a copupe/roadster, its pass-through trunk even accepts skis with a total of 453 litres (16 cu. ft.) of space.

Hand-fitted Italian leather covers the Recaro seat (with new lower headrests) featuring driver and passenger ten-way electric power. A memory function on the driver’s side “rmembers” two preferred seating positions. In strumentation is a unique blend of electronic Liquid Crystal Display and analogue dials. Power equipment runs the full gauntlet. There are simply no extra cost options.

The 7 year / 160,000 kilometere (100,000 mile) Allanté Limited Warranty is designed to make you the most cared-for owner in the world.

Cadillac Allanté. Modern in the true North american sense, it retains all the sense of a classic Italian beauty.

Body Type Seating Factory
6V R67 2-door Convertible 2 $56,533 3489 lb 2569




  • 90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, aluminum block and cast iron cylinder heads and liners.
  • Displacement: 250 cu. in. (4.1 liters)
  • Bore & stroke: 3.46 in. x 3.31 in.
  • Compression ratio: 8.5:1
  • Brake horsepower: 170 @ 4300 rpm
  • Torque: 235 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm
  • Five main bearings
  • Roller hydraulic valve lifters
  • Sequential multi-port fuel injection


  • Wheelbase: 99.4 in.
  • Overall length: 178.6 in.
  • Height: 52.2 in.
  • Width: 73.5 in.
  • Front Tread: 60.4 in.
  • Rear Tread: 60.4 in.
  • Standard Tires: Goodyear Eagle VLP225/55VR16


  • Transmission: THM F7 automatic four-speed (includes overdrive, viscous converter clutch and electronic shift control)
  • Steering: power-assisted rack and pinion
  • Steering Ratio: 15.6:1
  • Front Suspension: Independent MacPherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers (integral-in strut and electronic variable) and stabilizer bar
  • Rear Suspension: Integral-in strut electronic variable shock absorbers with no rear stabilizer
  • Brakes: Front and rear power disc brakes with Bosch III anti-lock braking system.
  • Body Construction: Integral body-frame
  • Fuel Tank: 22 gal.


  • engine block heater