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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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1958 Edsel Citation

The 1958 Edsel Citation was the biggest flop in automotive history -- a case of the wrong car at the wrong time. The ‘58 Citation suffered from gimmicky gadgets and drab styling. Learn about this classic convertible.

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  • 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham
    1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham

    The 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham was Hudson's last hope in the face of poor sales. Hoping for salvation, Hudson gave the '54 Step-downs a square-lined makeover. Learn about this classic "Step-down" convertible including photos. See more »

  • 1955 DeSoto Firedome Convertible Coupe
    1955 DeSoto Firedome Convertible Coupe

    The 1955 DeSoto Firedome Convertible Coupe was made to appeal to the owner's sense of adventure. Packed with a 291-cubic-inch Hemi V-8, the Firedome topped out at 100 mph. Learn more about this classic drop top. See more »

  • 1956 Continental Mark II Convertible
    1956 Continental Mark II Convertible

    The 1956 Continental Mark II Convertible earned its reputation as a timeless beauty. It was powered by a 368-cid V-8 that produced 285 horsepower. Learn more about the elegant 1956 Continental Mark II Convertible. See more »

  • 1957 Volvo P1900 Sport Convertible Coupe
    1957 Volvo P1900 Sport Convertible Coupe

    The 1957 Volvo P1900 Sport convertible coupe was intended to boost Volvo's image with a sporty model. However it lasted only a year. Gunnar Engellau took over Volvo management in 1956 and promptly killed this classic car. Read more. See more »

  • 1958 Continental Mark III
    1958 Continental Mark III

    The 1958 Continental Mark III was the first Continental convertible in 10 years with an incredibly heavy body. Riding grand 131-inch wheelbases, these Lincolns were boxy but clean and imposingly massive. Learn about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1958 Edsel Citation
    1958 Edsel Citation

    The 1958 Edsel Citation was the biggest flop in automotive history -- a case of the wrong car at the wrong time. The ‘58 Citation suffered from gimmicky gadgets and drab styling. Learn about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1960 Edsel Ranger
    1960 Edsel Ranger

    The 1960 Edsel Ranger convertible is part of the last line of Edsel models. Only 76 1960 Edsel Ranger convertibles were ever made. Check out this article for more about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1962 Budd XR-400 Sports Convertible
    1962 Budd XR-400 Sports Convertible

    The 1962 Budd XR-400 Sports Convertible was a cheap-to-tool-up sporty car pitched to both Ford and AMC by the Budd Company. Did either company accept the XR-400? Could it have done as well as the Mustang? Read on to find out. See more »

  • 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona
    1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona

    The 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona was one of the last cars of the Studebaker maker. The Lark Daytona had a low-power 169-cubic-inch six as standard. Learn more about this classic convertible. See more »

  • 1965 Rambler American 440
    1965 Rambler American 440

    Although the 1965 Rambler American 440 had low sales, it was one of the best of the Rambler models. Although not very sporty, the 440 was the most affordable convertible at the time. Learn more about this classic convertible. See more »

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