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In this Classic Convertible Cars section, we look at some not-so-common models, including the Austin-Healey, the 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona, 25 years of Volkswagon Beetle convertibles and Edsel’s 1960 Ranger and 1958 Citation.

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1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible

Conditions were so bleak in England after World War II that the country adopted an "export or die" program to attract foreign currency -- mainly U.S. dollars. Read how the 1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible was designed to appeal to U.S. tastes.

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  • 1934 Pierce-Arrow Salon Twelve
    1934 Pierce-Arrow Salon Twelve

    The Pierce-Arrow Salon Twelve was the last car produced by the once-great automaker. Only 287 Salon Twelve cars were built in 1934. Learn more about this rare classic convertible. See more »

  • 1946 Hudson Super Six Brougham
    1946 Hudson Super Six Brougham

    The 1946 Super Six Brougham redesigned prewar model earned huge sales for Hudson thanks to postwar fever. Hudson built only 1,177 ragtops for the model year. Learn more about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1948 DeSoto Custom Convertible
    1948 DeSoto Custom Convertible

    The 1948 DeSoto Custom Convertible was a recycled pre-war design that was offered in DeLuxe and upmarket Custom trim. Power came from a carryover 236.6-cubic inch L-head six-cylinder engine. Learn more about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1949 Frazer Manhattan
    1949 Frazer Manhattan

    The 1949 Frazer Manhattan was a hurry-up job by Frazer, which was in need of some new sales magic. The Frazer just couldn't sell, and only 70 were built through 1950. Learn about the fate of this rare classic convertible. See more »

  • 1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible
    1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible

    Conditions were so bleak in England after World War II that the country adopted an "export or die" program to attract foreign currency -- mainly U.S. dollars. Read how the 1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Convertible was designed to appeal to U.S. tastes. See more »

  • 1951 Rambler Custom Landau
    1951 Rambler Custom Landau

    The 1951 Rambler Custom Landau was the perfect car for a go-getter on a budget -- like ace reporter Lois Lane. It was an apt choice for the Daily Planet reporter: easy to park, thrifty with gas and quite affordable. Learn about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1953 Die Valkyrie
    1953 Die Valkyrie

    America's custom carbuilders were but a shadow of their 1930s selves after World War II, but you could still drive something very special -- like the 1953 Die Valkyrie -- if you knew where to go and had enough money. Check out the 1953 Die Valkyrie. See more »

  • 1953 Paxton Phoenix Convertible Coupe
    1953 Paxton Phoenix Convertible Coupe

    The 1953 Paxton Phoenix Convertible Coupe had unique features like a power-retractable top. It also featured a fiberglass body and chrome bumpers that kept the overall weight under 2,200 pounds. Learn more about this car's design and engineering. See more »

  • 1953-1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
    1953-1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

    With its iconic styling, the 1953-1979 Volkswagen Beetle convertible is one of the most desired collectible cars in the U.S. Still both popular and drivable, this car is sure to be around for quite a while. Learn all about the Beetle See more »

  • 1954 Edwards America Convertible
    1954 Edwards America Convertible

    The 1954 Edwards America Convertible was a short lived sports car built by successful race-car driver Sterling Edwards. Including the prototype, only five cars were built. Read more about this classic sporty convertible. See more »

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