The all-new 1993 Allante convertible was launched early in the spring of 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 Seville and Eldorado models were Cadillac’s first totally new offerings since the luxury automaker was reorganized in 1987 as an autonomous General Motors division.
Fleetwood models received traction control as standard equipment while deVille models offered this function as an option.
The Brougham sedan retained its distinction as America’s longest production vehicle, but was not subject to “gas guzzler” taxes in 1992
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
C/T=deVille Touring Sedan
C/G=Fleetwood Sixty Special
K/Y=Seville Touring Sedan
Sixth = the body style:
1 = two-door coupe/sedan
2 = two-door hatchback/liftback
3 = two-door convertible
4 = two-door station wagon
5 = four-door sedan
6 = four-door liftback/hatchback
8 = four-door station wagon
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:
B = L26 4.9L V-8
E = L03 5.0L V-8
7 = L05 5.7L V-8
8 = LQ6 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
1992 Cadillac Notes
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 for the 1992 Indianapolis 500.
1992 Automotive Notes
Lloyd E. Reuss was president of GM until April when John F. Smith, Jr. became president
Robert C. Stempel was chairman of the board at GM until November when John G. Smale replaced him