Convertible

Is There Enough There? 1935 Ford Roadster

While most of the stories we write on Barn Finds have happy endings where a desirable car ends up with another lease on life, this story may be of a car that is just too far gone.  The saddest… more»

30 Years Stored: 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible

If an owner elects to place a classic car into storage, there is a right way and quite a few wrong ways to undertake the process. A dry environment away from direct exposure to UV rays is a good… more»

Have it Your Way: 1932 Ford V8 Cabriolet

The Model T was a rousing success for Henry Ford, but an internal argument was brewing. Competing automakers – particularly Chevrolet – were encroaching on Ford’s sales figures, and more than that, the notion of a motor with more… more»

Outdoor Find: 1955 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible

Oh boy, yet another 1955 Chevrolet! Sometimes it seems like there are more in existence now than there were years ago. Regardless, it is pretty amazing that they still have the enthusiast following that they do after all of… more»

First Gen Convertible: 1962 Chevrolet Corvair

In the 1950s, the major American automakers produced the largest cars we’ll ever see, with huge wheelbases and bodies dripping with chrome. But gaining speed in the marketplace was the Economy Car. Volkswagens were selling like hotcakes. American Motors… more»

Light Blue Beauty: 1962 Mercedes 190 SL

The first thing that caught my attention when I spied this Mercedes-Benz is its color. Sure, a car can be finished in a veritable rainbow of hues, I have just never seen a 190 SL decked out in such… more»

Potential Project: 1971 Triumph TR6

My parents used to have a Triumph Spitfire when I was growing up, they constantly regale us of the stories of drop-top motoring around the countryside. But for every convertible joy story they have, there is another side with… more»

Fully Loaded: 1972 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible

Mercury introduced its Cougar range as a more luxurious alternative to Ford’s Mustang. They did so despite the initial misgivings expressed by the parent company’s management, but it proved to be a wise decision. By the time Mercury closed… more»

Untouched Find: 1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2

In the era of increased safety, large EVs, and complex hybrid cars, there was a time when lightness was key for several manufacturers. Especially for those in the UK and Europe where ‘specials’ were built in the simplest way,… more»

EZ-Finish Restoration: 1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7

Here is a poignant listing that reminds us of where we may all find ourselves one day: On eBay is a partially restored 1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7, currently bid to $10,100, reserve not met. This Big… more»

Rare Color: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

The First Generation Mustang GT is a desirable classic, but this 1966 GT Convertible could raise that desirability to a higher level. It needs TLC, but the knowledgeable seller indicates that it is one of the 3% of Mustangs… more»

427 Tri-Power/4-Speed: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Sometimes I look at the C3 Corvette and wonder whether classing it as a sports car is doing the car justice. That is especially true with this 1969 Convertible. Its engine bay houses a big-block V8, giving the driver… more»

1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport 350 Convertible Project

Convertibles used to be a popular option in the 1960s and 1970s. GM stopped producing convertibles in the mid-1970s and they are not as popular today as they once were. This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible is a running… more»

Grandpa’s Drop-Top: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

Except for one older repaint in the factory color, this 1957 Chevy Bel Air is said to be original – and has been in the same family since new. If you wanted a Tri-Five convertible between 1955-57, you had… more»

Low Miles, Two Owners: 1991 Mustang GT 5.0 Convertible

The Fox body Mustang has gained considerable favor in the marketplace recently and for good reason. These are very competent cars for a very reasonable price. Want to race it? No problem. Grocery getter? Ditto. Occasional weekend car? Eager… more»

1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Barn Find

The owner of this 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible says they have owned the car since 1976. It was placed in their grandmother’s barn over forty-five years ago and hasn’t been removed since. The drivetrain including the engine and transmission… more»