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The Concours d'Lemons 2018 Featured Marque - Cadillac Allante

From 1987-1993 the stylish Allante body was designed and built by Pininfarina in Italy. The bodies were then FLOWN to Detroit where assembly was completed in GM's Hamtramck plant making one of the longest assembly lines in the world. Designed to compete with the Mercedes SL and Jaguar XJS, the Allante was plagued with drivetrain quality issues. GM offered generous trade in values for owners wishing to purchase new Allante's with updated engines. But after 6 years the expensive Allante was removed from the line up leaving an interesting mark on the "Italian Coachwork, American Drivetrain" genre. Largely overlooked by collectors and extremely undervalued in the market, the Allante is the featured marque for the 2018 Concours d'Lemons, a series of shows dedicated to featuring the Oddball, Mundane and truly Awful of the automotive world. The whole debacle is inexplicably sponsored by Hagerty Insurance and Classic Motorsports Magazine who assure us that they will insure and run stories about nearly any old heap, including Allantes. Allante owners wishing to compete for the "My Car has more frequent flier miles than you do" Trophy can sign up to display their Italian/American hybrid by going to

Concours d'Lemons show schedule:

(24hours of Lemons, Concours d'Lemons, Radwood) - March 24, 2018
Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA

Classic Motorsports Mitty Vintage Races
(including Concours d'Lemons) - April 29, 2018
Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA

Concours d'Lemons Michigan
(held in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of America) - July 28, 2018
The Inn at St. Johns, 22045 5 Mile Rd. Plymouth, MI

Concours d'Lemons California
(held during Monterey Auto Week) - Aug. 25, 2018
Seaside City Hall, 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside, CA

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