Automotive writers sneered at its front-wheel drive configuration and antiquated HT-4100 engine design, but Cadillac's core purchasing demographic (i.e., wealthy Arizona octogenarians) didn't care about that. What they cared about was that the new Cadillac roadster cost close to 60 grand yet weighed less than two tons, plus it looked like foreigners had designed it.
So, hardly anyone bought Allantés. These days, they're reasonably affordable (though not as cheap as Chrysler's similar-concept TC By Maserati), and I can't help but want one on the (very rare) occasion that I catch sight of a street-driven example.
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