Cadillac has certainly put itself at the top of its game. It is now able to compete with some of the world’s best, yet with a uniquely American swagger to its designs. The same could be argued for the brand’s two attempts (over the past 30 years) to field a premium two-seat convertible, the 1987-1993 Allante and the 2004-2009 XLR. Yet both cars are considered sales failures, while the car they targeted, the Mercedes-Benz SL, lives on as a luxury icon.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/10/20/sl-code