Posts from ‘Convertibles’

Sep
14
2024 Ford Mustang

2024 Ford Mustang

2022 Detroit Auto Show Good news for fans of America’s most-popular pony car: Ford’s iconic Mustang returns for a seventh generation, and the words hybrid and electric are nowhere to be found. The new ‘Stang, which features updated styling, a modernized cabin, and the promise of more power, arrives for the 2024 model year.

Aug
10
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible

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

Riding the competitive advantage of an all-new and attractive design, Ford was able to produce America’s best-selling 1957 automobile. The push to deliver 1.67 million copies of its expanded lineup included significant contributions from two body styles that had historically been segment-leading sellers for Ford: station wagons and convertibles.

Aug
04
1983-1990 Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Cheap Wheels

The Alfa Romeo Spider had a long history in the U.S. It first went on sale as a 1967 model called Duetto. It was fairly typical for a two-seat convertible sports car in its day with low bodywork, a four-cylinder engine, Weber carburetors, manual transmission, folding top, and a live rear axle. For this Cheap Wheels, we pick it up further downstream, in 1983, when Alfa facelifted the already long-running Pininfarina-designed car. By then it was called Spider Veloce, and these Alfas are sometimes referred to as Series 3 Spiders. 

Jun
15
1947 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Convertible

1947 Delahaye 135MS Chapron Convertible

Note: The following story was excerpted from the April 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

The French automaker Delahaye had a long and varied history before the introduction of its most famous model, the 135. The firm was founded in 1895 and produced cars known for quality and dependability, although Delahaye wasn’t really a serious contender in the luxury market until the 135 debuted in late 1935. 

Jan
24
2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe in Hydro Blue Pearl-Coat (a $295 option)

Car Stuff Podcast 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4xe

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 218

Fuel used: 6.7 gallons

Dec
13
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon

2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 (with Xtreme Recon Package) in Bright White

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 with Xtreme Recon Package

Class: Compact Crossover/SUV

Miles driven: 224

Fuel used: 17.3 gallons

Nov
24
1937 Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Convertible

Question: What’s the nicest graduation gift you ever received… high school or college? If it was a car, you’re one of those people that everyone else in your class hated. Still, kudos to you. Scoring a car as gift—for any reason—is pretty cool. I suspect your grades were better than mine.

Oct
11
1955 Monarch Richelieu Convertible

1955 Monarch Richelieu Convertible

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2018 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

The population of Canada in the Fifties was less than 10 percent than that of the United States, yet Ford Motor Company sold up to six brands of cars in Canada. For as odd of an idea as that sounds, there was a reason for it.

Oct
05
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Cheap Wheels

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2020 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The word “cheap” usually isn’t associated with the Mercedes-Benz SL. But we think the unexpected can make great cheap wheels, so let’s take a look at the 1990-1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL and 1994-1998 SL500—all of which are unexpectedly affordable these days, even in very good condition.

Sep
07
Mercury Marauder Concept

Mercury Marauder Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.