Ten Classic American Convertibles

June 14th, 2016 by

Here’s our tribute to ten classic American convertibles. Blame on the heat. It’s hot, and for us nothing evokes summer like a drive in convertible. Our choices are presented in chronological order—because quite honestly, it is just too hard to pick favorites. No doubt, some of the most beautiful convertibles of all time have come from European Automakers, Ferrari, Alpha Romeo, and Jaguar. But on a hot, American summer day we chose the home team.

Sadly, the heyday for convertibles appears to be gone. Edmunds.com reports that “from 2011 to 2015 annual sales dropped by 7 percent.” Blame everything from pollution to shifting perceptions of prestige. If you are lucky maybe you will catch a glimpse of one of these beauties on the open road this summer. If you better, than lucky maybe you can buy one of your own.

We are not going to defend our choices or even debate their merits. Simply enjoy the digital parade.

53 corvette

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 Chevy Corvette

bel aire

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

1958 corvette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958 Chevy Corvette

pink cadillac

 

 

 

 

 

1959 Cadillac Eldorado

Ford Galaxie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner

Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Mustang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 Ford Mustang

Chevy Camaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Chevy Camaro

Corvette

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Chevy Corvette

Corvette

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

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