Cadillac Allante 1987-1993
Cadillac Allante 1987-1993
Designed to restore some exclusivity and sex appeal to the Cadillac brand, the Allante was designed and built in Italy, then flown to Detroit for assembly in specially equipped 747s. But the international pedigree couldn't obscure some fundamental shortcomings. Overweight, underpowered, and overpriced, the Allante handled badly and was prone to leaking in heavy rainstorms. The car was no help to Cadillac, and General Motors lost thousands of dollars on each of the 21,430 it produced.


By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large - Last updated June 11 2012: 9:54 AM ET