Top Convertibles of All Time

Follow our trend from last weeks post; we’re still stuck with our heads in the clouds. That’s right we mean convertibles, the open air, the rush of speed, and immediacy of the surroundings. We talked a bit about the history fo the convertible last time, how originally the car you were ‘converting’ was an open top to closed and not the other way around. This time we wanted to take a look at some of the best convertibles ever to grace the market.

  • Peugeot 601 Eclipse
    • We talked about this last time. This car was the convertible that introduced the retractable hard top roof to market.
  • Volkswagen Beetle
    • Originally introduced in 1951, the Beetle is an iconic open top car and saw production for roughly 30 years. Without a doubt, it is one of the most popular cars ever produced, and its convertible option was a part of that.
  • Chevrolet Bel Air
    • If you’re imagining cruising in the 1950s, you’re no doubt imagining the Chevrolet Bel Air. Produced from 1955 to 1957 this car featured a world of options and entwined itself with American culture.
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata
    • Produced in 1995, this vehicle had a price tag of $17,895 and is the best selling two-seater sports car of all time, according to the folks over at the Guinness World Records office. The car’s current value is rough $4000.
  • Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider
    • This convertible holds a current value of $23,288. But what makes this 1967 Alfa Romeo the most iconic is its status in the hit film The Graduate of the same year. Much like the Bel Air, this is a vehicle that ascended into pup culture icon.
  • Jaguar XKE/E-Type
    • This car debuted on the market with a $5,592 price tag in 1962. What is its current price? Over $80,000! Enzo Ferrari remarked that this Jaguar was the “most beautiful automobile.” This ride is too cool.

Those have been just a small handful of the coolest convertibles out there. There are loads more and within reach of just about any enthusiast. Now get out there and enjoy the ride!