A few years ago a friend asked for recommendations for a late model 4 seat convertible and as I did the requisite research, I discovered that there aren’t that many convertibles with back seats. They do exist and, oddly enough, Mercedes-Benz built quite a few in the past few years with its S-Class, E-Class, C-Class […]
sporty version of the Alliance called the GTA. Think about it — Boys of the Hood — just look at that hood, it is the flattest, most gangsta hood I’ve ever seen. And the lyricist even talks about his friend trying to steal his Alpine, which was the Renault Alpine GTA — a totally different car, but it all makes sense if you look at it from a 10,000 ft view. Find this 1987 Renault GTA Convertible offered for $3,800 in Sioux Falls, SD. Tip from Rock On!
If you were to compare automotive makers to soda companies you might be tempted to compare the legendary Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company the something like Snapple. But if Coke is GM and Pepsi is Ford, then Snapple is Dodge…so you’ve got to dig deeper because Studebaker is closer in rarity to Reed’s Ginger Brew. Find this 1963 Studebaker Lark Convertible offered for $16,000 in Wenatchee, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
I knew a guy who purchased a (new or almost new) Nissan 350Z convertible that looked very much like this next car. It had a manual gearbox and a ragtop and he loved that car. Drove the daylights out of it. Until the day he rolled his topless Z somewhere up in the mountains and ended up with a massive headwound (broken collar bones, broken arm, broken everything, released from the hospital still with dirt in his bloodied head because they couldn’t find his insurance card or ID and he didn’t know his name, so they thought he was a deadbeat) and doesn’t remember 24 hours of his life. But here is the kicker, because after he got out of the hospital he took the insurance payout and purchased a Toyota Prius. No joke. I guess what I’m saying is…don’t drive a 350Z and bash your head on a rock, unless you want to drive a Prius. Find this 2006 Nissan 350Z offered for $6,500 in Lake Forest, CA via craigslist.
of the Golf platform (Golf hatch/coupe/sedan/GTI) and that was certainly the case in 1986 when this Golf Cabrio was born. It was sold alongside the Mk2, but sits on a Mk1 chassis and is one of the nicer preserved Cabrios you’ll find on craigslist. Find this 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet offered for $12,500 in New Canaan, CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
Who doesn’t love a nice looking C4 Corvette offered in a shade of white paint with matching white wheels — this is so late 80s/early 90s that it might as well be a mix tape on cassette. It comes as a seller submission from DT regular David S who writes: Yes, it’s mine. Yes it’s a good deal on a nice 6-speed Corvette, as the gods intended. Find this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $8500 in Tampa, FL via craigslist.
We featured a chopped Silverado the other day that was generally appreciated by the crowd for being tidy and subtle modification. However, today’s next feature is anything but understated. It does appear to be a decently conceived 4 seat convertible pickup truck conversion, which is not something you hear very often. Find this 2000 Chevrolet Silverado offered for $6000 in Buffalo, MN via fleecebook mothership.
This next car put me into a spin for a few minutes. I’m certain I’ve seen a convertible 300ZX from the Z32 generation before, but I didn’t recognize the roll hoop — it almost looks like a Bauer Targa conversion or something similarly custom. But maybe that makes sense because the convertible version did not come from a Japanese factory and instead was an American Specialty Cars (ASC) conversion done in the States at the request of US dealers. Find this 1996 Nissan 300ZX Convertible offered for $6,800 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
The Chrysler LeBaron was by 1987 a K-car pile of parts that was using the legendary Chrysler badge as an attempt to trick people into thinking it was a personal luxury car. But not even a VNT (variable nozzle turbine) equipped turbocharger attached to a Chrysler Turbo II 4-banger could make a K-car (okay, technically this is a J-body) anything other than…oh boy, I don’t want to upset the K-car-community again, so I’ll be nice. Find this 1990 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo GTC Convertible offered for $4,200 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Tyler.
It seems like only yesterday when Volkswagen Cabrios seemed to clog SoCal freeways with their tops down and in the sun. A few decades later, and I have to wonder where they went? Probably to the crusher by the thousands, but the few that remain are pretty beaten up, so it is nice to find […]