Ten Classic American Convertibles
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.
1953 Chevy Corvette
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1958 Chevy Corvette
1959 Cadillac Eldorado
1959 Ford Galaxie Skyliner
1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1965 Ford Mustang
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