1969 Corvette Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Corvette

About ten years ago, the United States FDA raised its recommended daily adult dosage of vitamin D to 1000 International Units (IU). Seems that Americans are just a little too good about avoiding the sun—nature’s best source of vitamin D. Apparently we’ve taken to heart the warnings about the dangers of excessive exposure to the sun—so now we take our vitamin D orally.

Back in the Sixties, folks didn’t worry so much about the ill effects of prolonged sun exposure. It was more or less understood that sunshine and fresh air were among the healthier things we might expose ourselves to.

And folks of an automotive bent would find a fine collection of vehicles well suited to let the sun shine in. Here please find the five finest—or at least most-expensive—American convertibles available in 1969.

5 Forgotten Convertibles


The 5 Most-Expensive American Convertibles of 1969

Cadillac DeVille: $5887

1969 Cadillac Deville Convertible
1969 Cadillac Deville

Length: 225 inches

Wheelbase: 129 inches

Most-expensive option: automatic air conditioning ($515)


Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight: $4702

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible
1969 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

Length: 224 inches

Wheelbase: 127 inches

Most-expensive option: air conditioning ($422)

The 5 Most-Expensive American Wagons of 1972


Buick Electra 225: $4625

1969 Buick Electra
1969 Buick Electra 225

Length: 225 inches

Wheelbase: 126 inches

Most-expensive option: air conditioning ($422)


Chrysler 300: $4430

1969 Chrysler 300 Convertible
1969 Chrysler 300

Length: 225 inches

Wheelbase: 124 inches

Most-expensive option: dual air conditioning ($636)


Chevrolet Corvette: $4420

1969 Corvette Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Corvette

Length: 183 inches

Wheelbase: 98 inches

Most-expensive option: 427-cubic-inch “L71” V8 ($415)

The 5 Most-Expensive American Cars of 1974

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