Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, It's almost that time... in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; ...to put away the Allante for the winter here outside of Philadelphia. The temp is dropping to the point that ...
...to put away the Allante for the winter here outside of Philadelphia. The temp is dropping to the point that the top-down in the AM is not practical at 48 degrees. My plan is to store in the garage but start and take it for a quick drive every once in a while (week or so). I found that to be easier than trying to prepare and store for the entire season.
I have to say I had an awesome time with this one since picking up from Scott in July.
I just put the hard top on Sunday, then took it down to the local spot for the last cruise night of the season. I'll take it out about once a month (when weather permits) just to keep it operational.
Over the winter, I'd like to get the back bumper repainted and the interior touched up. We'll see how much cash I can allocate for the Allante Restoration Fund.
I've been to Seattle during the Winter so I can definitely see you tucking your Allante away until Spring! They also use that horrible salt on the road up there too. My buddy lives in Fircrest, just outside of Tacoma, so I'm quite familiar with the snow season up there. The Allante Restoration Fund is always a "good thing!"
I really do feel for you guys, I am definitely not a winter person. Having the privilege to drive my Allante year round is pretty damn nice. As is, I don't get the chance to drive it as much as I really want to, so to be be restricted by weather would seriously be a pain in the keester. I do hope that your cars have a very nice sleep!
Weather here has been so darn cold and rainy that it's been disgusting. Two sunny days in mid 70s today and tomorrow before the return to rain. So by Thursday the top will go on. I like the hard top look so taking a page from Hyperion, I'll drive with top on 'til World Series is over.(Hey just when is that this year--between Christmas and New Years I think!)
Sorry, Todd. I think I put less than 300 miles on the car this summer. My bad.
I was thinking today that if I don't find the right LS430 next spring when my MKZ lease ends, I'll just use the Dakota and Allante as daily drivers for some of the summer. It would probably do them both good.
I know, welcome to 8 months of winter. Been terrible out there. Wanted to wax my wife's car before the winter, had it planned for this weekend, hopefully I can get is washed in bewteen the downpours and snow tomorrow so I can get it in the garage and crank up the heat and get it done.
After 2 years in a row of putting less than 800 miles/year on my 300ZX Twin Turbo, I sold it. Using your Allante as a 1/2 daily driver seems like a smart idea to me. My problem was I kept the Z at a next door neighbor's garage. Too much hassle to go get it out just to drive 6 minutes to work. If it had been in my own garage (only a two car ), I would have been able to enjoy it a lot more.
I'm still stealing a few days here and there. Just called my buddy about putting it away. He just had the floor redone in his garage. I assured him no leaks Maybe I'll set some cardboard down just in case.