In this classic convertible section, we cater to those who love old cars and want to know how they work. Models include the DeSoto, Hudson, Muntz, Shelby, Terraplane, Packard and many more.
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The 1952 Packard 250 Convertible had very few changes made. The 250 Convertible came equipped with a straight-eight engine that powered the 300. Approximately 1,000 Packard 250 convertibles were sold in 1952. Read more about this classic convertible.
The 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible was powered by a high compression 210 horsepower V-8 engine. Great styling details such as the tailfins and excellent performance helped sell the Series 62 convertibles. Learn more about this classic.
The 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible was designed to compete with Chevy and Ford in the convertible auto market. The Special Deluxe Convertible helped Chrysler oust Ford from second place in sales. Learn more about this classic drop top.
The 1953-1954 Dodge Firearrow was a sleek two-seat roadster powered by a production 250-bhp Royal V-8. The Firearrows followed a logical progression from dream car to producible vehicle. For more information on the 1953-1954 Firearrow, read on.
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.
Convertibles, like the 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible, came in a wide selection of flavors back in the Sixties. Dodge offered no less than six different soft tops in its 1965 lineup. Learn the details of the 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible.
Before the Nash-Healey and Austin-Healey, or even the Silverstone, there were simply Healeys, designed and built by Donald Healey from 1946-1954. But the Silverstone is the Healey with the most appeal today. Read about the 1950 Healey Silverstone.
The 1961 Dodge Polara D-500 Convertible was a fusion of the Matador and Polara, and received extensive restyling, like rocket-style tail-lights and a space-age dash. Read on to learn how the 1961 Dodge Polara D-500 Convertible came to be produced.
Dodge burst into 1955 with an all-new "Forward Look" in the 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer. Although it shared a shell with Plymouth, it rode a longer wheelbase and had a look all its own. Check out the 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Convertible.
Sharp styling on the 1953-1956 Packard Caribbean wasn't enough to save the company. Caribbean's finest hour came in 1956, but that was destined to be the car's last year. Learn about the 1953-1956 Packard Caribbean and check out photos.
By 1953, General Motors was the master at whetting the public's appetite for dream cars at its annual Motorama show, though the company generally referred to its futuristic show cars as "experimental automobiles." Check out the 1953 Buick Wildcat.
The 1954 Packard Panther Convertible was produced as a concept car with muscle. Only four were produced, making them essentially hand-built with then-revolutionary materials. See pictures and learn more about the 1954 Packard Panther Convertible.
The U.S. auto industry's phenomenal year of 1955 found Ford in a familiar place: second to Chevrolet overall, but first in convertible sales. Read details about the wildly popular, record-setting 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible Coupe.
The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is a milestone from the renowned manufacturer. It housed the most potent V-8 engine offered by Cadillac and was one of two "volume" Eldos available from the manufacturer that year. Read about this American classic.
The 1951 Meteor Custom DeLuxe Convertible Coupe was the most refined version of the thoroughly new Ford/Meteor generation ushered in for 1949. It was the 'Canadianized' version of its namesake car. See pictures of this stunning convertible.
The 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible was introduced to go along with the hardtops in the series. Its engine is a 250-bhp, four-barrel, hydraulic-lifter version of the Chevy 348-cid V-8. Read about and see pictures of this beautiful classic car.
The 1955 Ford Thunderbird had style in spades owing to its low two-seat bodywork. Though it was inspired by the many foreign sports cars, the Thunderbird was built like a little luxury car. Learn more about this stylish powerful American classic.
The 1957 Chrysler 300-C convertible featured unique styling and attractive upgrades. This car featured a FirePower V-8 that allowed the 300-C to reach 60 mph in 8.4 seconds or less. Learn all about the 1957 Chrysler 300-C convertible.
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.