Not to Shabby I agree!
For a low mileage hopefully soon to be classic with a hard top, I think that was a fair price. Other would agree and some would disagree. My wife wants a Benz convertable, and they seem to hold their values to the point that a low mileage late 70's 450SL brings much more than an Allante. What would I rather have? An Allante, but if Momma ain't happy nobodys happy and if Daddy ain't happy nobody cares. She will get her Benz one day, but I wonder how long she will be happy with it. My Allante will stay in the garage for as long as I can keep it shiney and running or XLR's depriciate to the point that I can afford one.
I fell in love with the Allante when I first saw them. It only took me 10 years to finally justify buying one that was low mileage(40,000) and in great shape. I now have about 58,000 miles on the clock and I have only had it for three years. Its not a car I drive everyday, and Yes it is a garage Queen. When I do drive it I truely love the time behind the wheel. My wife will drive her Benz everyday if and when we get it, but I think that her love for the car will fade after she spends some time behind the wheel. I may be wrong, and I may growe to like the Benz as well, but the Allante is still my favorite rag top and that will not fade.