5k: Four Seat Allanté: 1995 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

If you were a dentist who wanted to drive a convertible Cadillac in the early 1990s, your only factory option was the Allanté, which had Italian looks and a Northstar V8, but no back seat.  This meant no room for your mistress’s illegitimate kids or dogs, or illegitimate dogs.  Thankfully, a few aftermarket companies such as Coach Builders Limited were willing to chop the top from an Eldorado and now you could have your mistress jump out of a cake and eat it too.  Find this 1995 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible for sale in Boca Raton, FL currently bidding for $5,201 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go.

The Eldorado makes a convertible that is about good looking as the Allanté which is or isn’t saying much depending on which camp you are in with regards to the Allanté.  Some folks look at the Allanté and say “oooh, Pininfarina designed this” and others ask “was he drunk?”  The Allanté is a victim of photographers using too much zoom or too little and flattening or fattening the crisp Pininfarina shape, while the Eldorado is more bulbous to begin with and doesn’t suffer the same fate. It is a situation analogous to commissioning an amateur copy of a Picasso vs a Rembrandt.  You might not be able to tell if a 9 year old painted the fake Picasso.

The Eldorado shares a powerplant with the Allanté, specifically the 32 Valve 4.6 liter Northstar V8.  There were two power ratings for the Northstar V8; 275 hp and 290 hp; no word on which version is in this car, and frankly you’d need Princess and the Pea levels of sensitivity in your butt-dyno to tell the difference.

Speaking of over-stuffed mattresses under your backside…the interior of the Eldorado features some lazy-boy style seating and faux wood trim.  Cadillac actually built a functional and long lasting interior in the early 90s that wasn’t too bad if you didn’t mind the GM parts-bin green lcd displays.

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