This is a fun-loving group: Let's see your convertibles

Oct 06, 2020,14:04 PM

Show us your love for impractical, water-leaking, soft-top convertibles of all persuasions please!

(it will give me time to get my list together)

Here's one of my favorites, a Buick Riviera V8 Convertible circa 1984 with FWD 



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Not that impractical...

 By: amanico : October 6th, 2020-14:11
Soon, it will be an old story.... ...  
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The only impractical thing is the hardtop convertible roof mechanism

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-14:24
I know they reduce cargo room a bit, but that's okay. What worries me is my pals at the "collision estimating factory" where I used to work, tell me they seldom can be made to work properly after a good smack in the side or bump in the rear end. That's no... 
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You're selling the volvo?

 By: Arronax : October 6th, 2020-14:29
Lookimg forward to see what replaces it! Gone but not forgotten: 2008 mx5 for me, sunflower yellow was a nice color with plenty of pop, never seen so many insects attracted by any other car and I dont mean on the windshield. Great memories driving around ...  
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I looked at an Elan in Norfolk Mustard

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-14:34
Very similar to your Miata color. I liked the color but not that particular car ...  
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Mamma mia... In top condition! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 6th, 2020-14:39
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My convertible list (subject to correction and additions)

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-14:20
Austin Healy 100-6 -- I just found this picture of a car I'd completely forgotten Buick Electra 225 - rear quarter panel so long it was a 3/4 panel! Corvair Monza 140 Convertible Citroen Mehari Jeepster Commando 1972 Jeepster 1968 91 Lotus Elan, 71 Lotus ...  
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The Lotus are the Queens here! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 6th, 2020-14:22
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That's front wheel drive

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-14:31
They only came in white or this red. My car had sport wheels, this has Riviera wire caps. They could have a v6 turbo or v8. Otherwise they were all loaded. ...  
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Wonderful! (My first Buick was the boat-tail Riviera.)

 By: kjkt3 : October 6th, 2020-16:13
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Knowing how the US cars of that era handled, I can't imagine

 By: VinnieD : October 7th, 2020-00:12
what a FWD must have been... quite special surely
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Still with me, still heaps of fun... โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 By: MCG (Markus) : October 6th, 2020-14:36
Smart Roadster... ...  
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That is a fun car to drive

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-14:53
Although never brought to the States I still have a friend here who owns one (shhh) and another buddy in the UK with one. The England pal has had lots of leaks and electrical issues but still keeps it happily in his garage with a few other crazy cars. I d...  
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Mine just runs perfectly - in all aspects! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ€โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 By: MCG (Markus) : October 6th, 2020-15:40
No leacks, no issues what so ever! On the contrary: Happy 225kkm already in 17 years with around 110PS from 700ccm (not original) ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿคช ...  
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Do you have Brabus or other performance gear? [nt]

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-15:42
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Other. The tuning has been done from a German and Swiss guy, over months!

 By: MCG (Markus) : October 6th, 2020-15:46
Main aspect was the improvement of the gearbox behaviour. Especially in the automatic modus it simply wasnโ€˜t good. The performance part had several options e.g. even more power but only with upgraded clutch etc.
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Iโ€™m BMW roadster fan

 By: Claudio S. : October 6th, 2020-15:25
My former Z3 And Z4 I really miss Z3. That was proper roadster. ...  
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Very nice, thanks for sharing it

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-15:45
I was taken on a ride with a BMW enthusiast/employee in an M roadster. He felt it was the most fantastic car ever made. It was perhaps the scariest ride I ever had and no doubt plenty of power! That was a hard top, not soft top. Very neat car though. I th... 
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M roadsters are wild indeed. I fully agree.

 By: Claudio S. : October 6th, 2020-16:04
My both Z3 and Z4 are powered by 3.0 V6. Perfect engine for cruising around.
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 By: jml_watches : October 6th, 2020-16:01
Now on my second MK2.5 Cheers JML ...  
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 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-16:29
I have driven a friend's car a couple times and have wanted one, but the Lotuses are already here and I can't manage any more sporty cars. When we had our Fiat 500e, I drove the new Fiat version and liked it but again my wife prohibited me from even think...  
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MX5 my only car

 By: jml_watches : October 7th, 2020-01:08
I have in the past referred to it as the sensible daft car! Went on a few track days last year which were great fun. It also showed car far more capable than I am! Cheers JML
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My wife's convertible is more practical than mine...

 By: Emil Wojcik : October 6th, 2020-16:05
My wife's Jeep Limited. Although the entire hardtop is removable we've never removed the whole thing, we always just removed the front panels. But last year I bought a folding section for the front seats since it's more convenient than removing the front ...  
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What a nice pair of convertibles

 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2020-16:18
My kind of vehicles; I could be happy with either. That top is just like the one on my Citroen 2CV which I didn't count. I will have to add in all the Citroens!! Mike ...  
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Nice mods on the MG . . .

 By: Jim14 : October 7th, 2020-06:58
Any changes to the drivetrain?
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Nice theme for the end of the summer!

 By: VinnieD : October 7th, 2020-00:10
I shared some years with these three: This one was particularly fugly - very fun with its digital dash like the knight rider - K2000. ... and my next one, maybe ...  
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Long gone now, sadly

 By: chippyfly : October 7th, 2020-05:00
Hope these count in this thread. My son in my former Triumph Spitfire 1500 many years ago. I kept this car preserved for a long while and sold it to a collector fairly recently. Plus my dad's old Fiat Balilla outside his dad's house in 1938! Dad later tou...  
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My first and favorite car was a 1969 Triumph Spitfire

 By: Uncle Chico : October 7th, 2020-06:33
Until I had a head on collision at an intersection with another car that was making an illegal turn. The bonnet of the car slid over the windscreen, otherwise I could have been decapitated.
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Fun thread . . .

 By: Jim14 : October 7th, 2020-07:00
Here's a shot of my current ragtop: ...  
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And hereโ€™s my submission

 By: cfnissen : October 7th, 2020-08:35
My wonderful Mercedes 250 SL from 1967. Manual 4 speed. 150 hp from a 2.5 litre 6 cylinder engine. I have owned it for some 15 years or so. Itโ€™s such a friendly and easily driven car that produces a lot of smiles on fellow drivers and pedestrians. Before ...  
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Claus, this 250 SL is to die for! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2020-09:21
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:))) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2020-13:47
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The Mercedes-Benz SL models appearing here are great

 By: cazalea : October 7th, 2020-09:52
I "babysat" one of those cars, a 250 if I remember correctly, for about 6 months for a friend who was moving house and had nowhere to store it. I liked the convertible top arrangement, and the solid feeling of the body (unlike many convertibles). My only ... 
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Yes, they are wonderful!

 By: cfnissen : October 7th, 2020-12:01
Solid and fun. Agree on the gearing. 1st and 2nd are just steps you need to go through. 3rd and 4th are pretty good - the range of 4th is crazy, from 90/100 km/h to 180 . No, I havenโ€™t touched the gearset. Interesting idea as the engine seems quite willin... 
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Too cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2020-13:47
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Here you go ...

 By: xxcesar : October 7th, 2020-11:57
Rotate image ...  
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A beauty. Bravo. [nt]

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2020-13:47
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Nice - and a large uncrowded parking garage too! [nt]

 By: cazalea : October 7th, 2020-15:33
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Long felt the best-looking cars . . .

 By: Dr No : October 12th, 2020-13:58
. . . ever are first-generation Mercury Cougar convertibles. Art ...  
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Long gone sadly....

 By: Tim Jackson : October 14th, 2020-14:08
Cheers, Tim ...  
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Too bad, indeed. What a character [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-14:39
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Yes, a 10+ yr love affair! :-(

 By: Tim Jackson : October 15th, 2020-16:14
Fun while it lasted...
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Still a fun to drive

 By: JLCman : October 20th, 2020-07:52
I love my trusty late 1986 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible all year long ;-) ร„ ...  
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Veeery cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 20th, 2020-08:03
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