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







1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible










1965 Ford Mustang

Chevy Camaro








1967 Chevy Camaro







1967 Chevy Corvette








2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

Did we miss one of your favorites? Post in the comments below or on our Facebook page. #SummersOnUs