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I'm looking to buy a 1993 Allante with 68k for $11,500 the body is red and the top and everything else is black. It's in top condition. do you guys think that is a fair price?
 

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yes ADD 'cause it's red! $xxxx

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$14,365

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$13,510

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$16,685

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Mechanical, I don't think so any more than any other 15 year old car. Dick Hussey of Florida, Tom Rohner of California and Johnny Monzo of New Jersey have all built businesses around their love affair with this car. Look at the coding in the tire well. A mid year change show V4J indicates after the mid year change that got trany and others that were on Eldo and others meaning more cars to cannibalize parts from. GMPARTsDIRECT.com is a source that many use for NOS. Good luck!
 

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Thanks you sooooooooooooo much for the information. I'm sure I will have other questions later but as of now you have been very helpful. I'm going out to the guys house this weekend to look at the car, is there anything in particular I should for?

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Jerome
 

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a little more detail?

you asked about parts .. many many many parts for the '93 were
different than the other models 87 to 92 and simply will not fit.

if you need parts your world is a bit smaller.
most of the changes are documented
do a google for < cadillac allante xyz facts > and you
should learn more than you ever wanted to know.

even within the '93 models, you got significant changes
at mid-year .. the start of the V4J

if you need parts and allantesource can provide, you are
in luck with reasonable prices. then of course you got the
salvage yards and ebay car partings.
but with the others, be ready to mtg your home.






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Thanks for the information.......

you make me want to start back looking at BMW convertible with some of the things you said. I know there are 1000' s of those are if I need parts.

That red and black allante really is a OUT COLD but if I can't find parts when I need them is it really worth me buying it?

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I've owned many GM automobile including over 10 Corvettes that there are whole industries created to provide parts. None have compared with the thrills, and fun and PIA of owning an Allante. A '93 has to be in many eyes the one to have. Owning an Allante is not for the faint of heart. Any doubts--walk away!
 

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jj,

ditto on Bill's comments. i also have a 20+ year old Stang
and there are 100+ suppliers of whatever you can dream up.
same applies with the Vettes. when i bough the '88 everyone
had me so worried that i went out and bought a 2nd unit for
parts. after 4 years, i have yet to use a single part from that
donor since the car turned out to be far more reliable that i
had ever hoped for and has managed to stay away from being
crunched - it out-manuevers everything else i have ever driven.

tha Allante is a different animal, VERY short production, probably
under 7,000 survivors (for all 7 years). so you see, not a
big market for cottage industry to pop up and start selling
parts ...... however, except for a few BODY and plastic
parts, the Allantes share many many parts, inlcuding the drive
train and suspension and ABS with other GMs, Porche, and
even MB. Problem is, little of what parts fit is not really
documented. the xyz's facts keep on growing and growing.

oh, we have two types of owners, the '93s crowd and the
"early Allante" crowd .. and will argue 'till the end of time,
which is better - dont expect a consensus, EVER !

lastly ---- long winded, ahhhh ----
when that BMW is plain old, the Allante will still be an Allante,
no matter what year model. it all depends on what you want.
here in town, on Wed eves, there is a Classics parking lot meet,
pre-70's cars. my Allante is often parked at the curve while my
kid goes to a class and i see all those guys walking over to check
and TOUCH the Allante, i dont see any of them walk over
to check out the various BMWs in the other side of the parking lot.
the only other car i see them drewling over, is a Yellow Lambo,
also usually parked at same the curve.




I've owned many GM automobile including over 10 Corvettes that there are whole industries created to provide parts. None have compared with the thrills, and fun and PIA of owning an Allante. A '93 has to be in many eyes the one to have. Owning an Allante is not for the faint of heart. Any doubts--walk away!
 

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oh, we have two types of owners, the '93s crowd and the
"early Allante" crowd .. and will argue 'till the end of time,
which is better - dont expect a consensus, EVER !
Stealth has hit the nail on the head with that comment. The division is also the over and under $10,000 threshold. 93=>, others=<. I keep telling Stealth that good Allantes can't be had for less than $5,000 and he keeps sending example after example where they can be had for $3,500 and less. Damn!
 

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Stealth has hit the nail on the head with that comment. The division is also the over and under $10,000 threshold. 93=>, others=<. I keep telling Stealth that good Allantes can't be had for less than $5,000 and he keeps sending example after example where they can be had for $3,500 and less. Damn!
Yeah, damn. I may have to give in to the temptation, get an Allante, AND keep my vette. My wife will hate me.
 

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C5=C4 + (87-92)allante +xtra$ 2 wife = everybody :)
Hmm, since I already replaced the C5 with a C3, I should be all set, right? I noticed that Autotrader is listing 11 Allantes within 100 miles that are priced at less than $10K. I'm just wondering if this is the right time to buy, or if the prices will continue to drop.
 

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Bill,

do i have to plug that into Excell?


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C5,

the Allante, to the dismay of many owners IS following
the basic rules of depreciation and totality (becoming donors).

my guess the prices will bottom at around $2,000 where owners
will basically refuse to sell for less. otherwise, mkt prices drop
around 7% each year - there are exceptions, and there is always
someone that will pay top+++ $ to get something they "think"
will become valuable.. they are right on the value side, but off
on the timing.





Hmm, since I already replaced the C5 with a C3, I should be all set, right? I noticed that Autotrader is listing 11 Allantes within 100 miles that are priced at less than $10K. I'm just wondering if this is the right time to buy, or if the prices will continue to drop.
 
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