Classic Convertibles to Take Care of the Summertime Blues
When the summer months come around and you have worked all winter and spring on your beach body you don’t want to go driving around in a sedan or any other car that has a completely enclosed top before you can show off at the beach. Even if you haven’t worked on your beach body you can certainly show off when driving around in a beautiful convertible car that allows the wind to whip through your hair and give you the feeling of freedom as you enjoy the sun shining down upon you.
Even though there aren’t as many convertible offerings as there once was, there are still a ton of great cars that come in convertible form, but if you really want to class it up (or should I say classic it up) you need to see what this great list has to offer. Here are some of the best classic convertibles for the summer that will help you get rid of those summertime driving blues.
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Duetto Spider
This small and gorgeous roadster isn’t heading into the unreachable class for maintenance or price. You can buy this car for as little as $25,000 and find that it is fairly easy to maintain and parts are pretty easy to come by as well. As a gorgeous little car that will have you feeling great about driving a classic car that looks like fun and offers you the awesome sportiness of a classic roadster.
1992 BMW 325i Convertible
This is a car that even when it was new was a great choice and makes for one of the most affordable choices on this list as it can be had for as little as $8,500. This will allow you to have a fun, stylish, luxury badged convertible that looks great when you are driving it and comes with plenty of fun from behind the wheel. The power for this car comes from a six-cylinder engine that is efficient enough to not drain your wallet every time you visit the gas pump.
1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
If you are looking for a dream car and a piece of Americana, this is it. This is one of the Corvette models that offers all the curves of a roaster and was part of the third generation of the Corvette to give us a fantastic two-seater with a ton of chrome and style for all to look in awe. One of the best parts is this Corvette can be bought for under $24,000 so you won’t have to break the bank to get behind the wheel of this amazing classic convertible.
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
The ’65 Stang is one of the most sought after cars on the road; EVER. The Convertible model is not as sought after as many who want these cars are looking to restore them and don’t want to worry about the top down features, but you can have one of these first run Mustang Convertibles for under $30,000 and it may just have a high performing V8 engine under the hood to give you some awesome power along with the benefit of a convertible car.
Can you imagine enjoying your summer driving in a classic model convertible truck, well that’s exactly what the International Scout is. Built from 1966 to 1971 this truck did not have a long run, but offer you some of the most versatile driving you can find as they will be at home on the beach in the forest or anywhere in between. If you find you the price may be as low and as reasonable as $9,000 for this classis little convertible truck.
1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible
These classic long boat cars have seen a rise in value as more people find uses for them and enjoy the drive, but you can still find one of these beauties for around $33,000. These are the kind of cars that have room for an entire party to join together all summer long and have a great time and even when you are rolling solo you can find yourself coming up on a fun group that can fit right in your large convertible for some fun in the sun together.
1989 Mazda Miata
This is one of the first runs of the Miata and why would this not make the list? This is truly a fun and zippy little car and in convertible form is one of the most fun roadsters ever to enter the market. Not to mention the fact that you can have this great little two-seater for only $4,500. That makes the Miata one of the best cars to buy when looking for a classic convertible to enjoy. Even though it doesn’t have some of the classic appeal that some of the rest do, there is no reason you won’t have a great time driving the Miata all summer long.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
Even though the Mercedes-Benz styling is a bit more on the serious and sophisticated side, this is a great car for someone who wants to do some summer cruising to enjoy. This car can give you the feeling of riding around without a worry about time or destination, just looking for a place to learn about the area, enjoys a walk on the beach or to simply drive and explore. This car comes in with a price just under $20,000 to have a great luxury convertible that will let you enjoy the serious style.
1975 Porsche 914
We all know about the 911, but the 914 was a much less popular model although it was no less sporty in the 1970s. The 914 has kept a fairly low value for many years because there is so little calling for them as a retro vehicle and you can easily find one for under $10,000 to enjoy the great benefits of driving a Porsche convertible and not have to spend a huge amount of money to do so.
As hard as some of these cars may be to find, once you do you will certainly want to keep it ready for the summer months, sunny fall days, and even the beauty of spring, but mostly for the summer time where the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly. Certainly there is at least one convertible on this list you can see yourself driving to the beach, water park or just cruising around town as you take in the laid back and leisurely feeling of having a great time all summer long.