Cadillac Allante History 1992

Cadillac Allante Models & History 1992

Allanté 1992

The all-new 1993 convertible was launched early in spring 1992, so the 1992 Allante was basically a carry-over from the previous year. It was again offered in convertible and convertible hardtop configurations and was powered by the 4.5-liter V-8 paired with the F-7 four-speed automatic transaxle.


The 1992 Cadillac had a 17-symbol vehicle identification number (VIN) stamped on a metal tag attached to the upper left surface of the cowl visible through the windshield. The digits of the code were as follows:
First digit = “1” = manufacturing country (United States)
Second = “G” = General Motors
Third = “6” = Cadillac
Fourth & fifth = car line/series

  • V/R=Allante convertible hardtop
  • V/S=Allante convertible
Sixth = the body style:

  • 1 = two-door coupe/sedan
  • 3 = two-door convertible
Seventh = the restraint code:

  • 1 = active (manual) belts
  • 2 = active (manual) belts w/dual airbags
  • 3 = active (manual) belts w/driver’s side airbag
  • 4 = passive (automatic) belts
  • 5 = passive (automatic) belts w/driver’s side airbag
Eighth = the engine: “8” = L06 4.5L V-8.
Ninth = a check digit
10th = model year, “N” for 1992
11th = the assembly plant
The remaining six digits identify the production sequence number


Series Body/Style Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Prod. Total
VR3 R67 2-dr. Conv. HT $62790 3555 lb Allante production totaled 1,931 with no further breakdown available. It was on abbreviated model year as the 1993 Allante was launched in spring 1992.
V53 S67 2-dr. Conv. $57170 3491 lb


Type 90-degree, overhead valve V-8
Block Aluminum block and cast iron cylinder liners
cylinder heads Cast iron
Displacement 273 cu . in. (4.5 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.62 x 3.31 in.
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 200 @ 4400 rpm.
Torque 270 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm.
Valve lifters Roller hydraulic
Fuel supply Tuned port fuel injection.


Wheelbase 99.4 in.
Overall Length 178.7 in.
Height 51.2 in.
Width 73.5 in.
Front Tread 60.4 in.
Rear Tread 60.4 in.
Standard Tires Goodyear Eagle VL P225~55VR16
Curb Weight 3752 lb
Front Headroom 38 in.
Front Legroom 43.2 in.
Front Hip Room 54.5 in.
Front Shoulder Room 57.9 in.


Transmission THM-F7 four-speed automatic (includes viscous converter clutch)
Steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Front suspension Independent Macpherson strut with coil springs, strut-type shock absorbers — integral-in strut and electronic variable and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Fully independent transverse monoleaf w/integral in-strut electronic variable shock absorbers. no rear stabilizer
Brakes Power assisted front and rear disc w/Bosch III anti-lock braking system
Body Construction Integral body-frame
Fuel Tank 22.0 gals.


Digital Instrument Cluster (conv. only) $495
Pearl White Paint (conv. only) $700.


  • Cadillac’s model year production totaled 233,027 compared with 220,284 the year previous.
  • Based on sales of 214,176 automobiles in 1992 (vs. 213,288 the year before), Cadillac’s share of the U.S. market remained at 2.61 percent.
  • A 1993 Allante convertible was selected as the pace car tor the 1992 Indianapolis 500.