13. Cadillac Allante
The 1980s weren’t particularly successful for Cadillac. Throughout most of that decade, Cadillac tried to reinvent itself. They wanted to introduce cars that would fight their European competitors. But, in most cases, the ’80s Cadillacs weren’t interesting. In fact, almost all are forgotten, but one car is a future collectible. And it is the elegant Cadillac Allante Cadillac introduced in 1987.
The company envisioned the Allante as a competitor for the Mercedes SL convertible. And it was a two-seater luxury convertible they enlisted Pininfarina in Italy to style. Also, they gave it a Northstar V8 engine and front-wheel drive. This was an unusual combination, but the car looked and performed well.
Even the production process was specific because Pininfarina did the fabrication in Italy. And after that, they shipped the cars to America by jet. But this affected the cost of the final product. The Allante stayed in production until 1993 and they made over 21,000 of them. But the car was too expensive for them to produce. And allegedly, the factory lost money on every Allante they made.