Posts from ‘Convertibles’

Jan
11
Lexus LC Convertible Concept

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

Detroit Auto Show LogoDETROIT–The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicks off next week, but Lexus has already released information on one of its vehicles that will be debuting at the show. As auto-show concept vehicles go, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept is about as down to earth as you’ll find—it reimagines the regular-production LC coupe as a drop-top tourer.

Dec
31
1966 Ford Thunderbird

1966 Ford Thunderbird

Note: The following story was excerpted from the December 2005 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

In the decade or so since its 1955 introduction, the Ford Thunderbird came to attract a solid following from female motorists. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that the 1966 T-Bird convertible featured on these pages was intended to please a lady.

Nov
28
2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Jeep Gladiator

LA-Auto-Show-LogoJeep debuted the long-rumored pickup version of its Wrangler SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show, bestowing it a name from the company’s storied past.

Oct
23
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Snowflake White Pearl Mica (a $200 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 420

Fuel used: 13.7 gallons

Sep
27
2019 Fiat 500 1957 Edition

After skipping the 2017 and 2018 model years, Fiat is reintroducing the 1957 Edition package for the 500.

After skipping the 2017 and 2018 model years, Fiat is again offering the 1957 Edition package on the subcompact 500 coupe and convertible for 2019.

Sep
05
2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Dodge Charger R/T

While the biggest 2019 news from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been covered in our First Spin of the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack and SRT Hellcat Redeye — and also in the Alfa Romeo and Maserati update — here is more from the car side. And there will be even more in our upcoming truck overview, so stay tuned ….

Sep
04
2002 Ford Thunderbird

2002 Ford Thunderbird

History has probably been unkind to the 11th-generation Ford Thunderbird. Ask your average enthusiast about the relative marketplace success of Ford’s retro-themed 2-seat convertible, and you’re likely to be told that the revived T-Bird was a flop.

Aug
13
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

Consumer Guide Automotive

Yikes, where does the time go? The MX-5 Miata is fast closing in on its 30th birthday, but Mazda apparently couldn’t wait until the pearl-anniversary year of its beloved two-seat roadster to roll out a welcome round of enhancements. Ever since the first Miata debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model, Mazda has stayed wonderfully true to its original MX-5 concept: a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight two-seat sports car with modest power, an easily removable roof, and a sporty-yet-compliant suspension.

Jul
26
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, 2019 Maserati Lineup

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Some may not know that Alfa Romeo and Maserati — both upscale Italian brands — are part of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), and thus “corporate cousins” to Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. But that’s about where the similarities end.

Jul
25
1941 Packard One Sixty Deluxe Convertible Coupe

1941 Packard One Sixty Deluxe Convertible Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Packard’s policy of gradual styling changes helped it to maintain a gold standard of resale value and allowed owners to keep their cars longer without looking dated. This linear styling policy served Packard well until the Forties. By then, though, American car design was changing at an incredible rate. Packard’s unhurried design evolution couldn’t keep up with the pace, and by ’41, its cars looked old fashioned.

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