Convertible

The usually tranquil country roads of California’s premier wine region once again resound with the revving of supercharged engines and flash with glints of polished chrome as a select cadre of Robb...
The Rolls Royce Phantom I was built in the 1920s as a replacement for the marque’s original Silver Ghost, but Umed Singh II, the maharaja of Kotah (India), envisioned something different for the...
A variant of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, called Project 7, was developed as a way to pay homage to the marque’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. The vehicle, only one of which was...
RM Auctions , the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, made history over two nights during its 2013 Monterey sale weekend by hitting a sales total of more...
If you missed your chance to snag one of the 77 Aston Martin One-77 supercars and feel that the new flagship Vanquish Coupe just isn’t your cup of tea, then the new drop-top version of the company’s...
A 616 hp, twin-turbocharged W-12 enables a full gallop of 202 mph and a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.1...
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the most outrageous model to come from the extreme Italian automaker in five decades, a car so wholly and magnificently over-the-top that it...
Aston martin is a boutique builder of beauties—luxury sports cars that cling tightly to the past...
If BMW’s slogan of "building the ultimate driving machine" refers to its vehicles’ muscle and punch...
Replete with style, speed, and a set of wings that stretch skyward, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe...
It is the aura of a Rolls-Royce, the ride smoothness, and the mechanical purity that are paramount...
Toys of Summer: Morgan 3 Wheeler, Mercedes-Benz SL550 coupe, and Corvette 427 Convertible Collector...
When a car’s lineage spans nearly 60 years, as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class’s does, the launch of a...
The Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition is billed as the fastest, best-performing...
1962 Morgan +4 Super Sports A real race-bred roadster, the Morgan +4 Super Sports offers great performance, possesses a storied competition history, and displays dashing good looks. After Chris...
This summer marks the beginning of the end of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it is departing with the roar of the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition , billed as the fastest,...
When a car’s lineage spans nearly 60 years, as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class’s does, the launch of a new version of that vehicle is occasion for fanfare. While the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL550...
It’s no faster or better handling than a standard issue Aston Martin DBS Volante—if one has the nerve to call anything from the high-end British brand “standard”—but this limited-edition model is an...
History reveals that it didn’t take long for Henry Ford’s invention to blossom, and for a discerning clientele that could afford it, custom coachbuilders emerged, ready to transform a nondescript...
An advocate of excess, Oscar Wilde would have made a perfect pitchman for the Bentley Continental GTC ( www.bentleymotors.com ) , a heavy and heavily handcrafted vehicle that coddles driver and...
If BMW’s slogan of "building the ultimate driving machine" refers to its vehicles’ muscle and punch, it does not apply to the BMW 650i convertible ( www.bmwusa.com ) . Though the $91,000 car receives...
Ferrari purists seldom are followers of soft-top fashion, preferring the marque’s rigid berlinettas and their beautiful flowing forms to the canvas-roofed spiders. However, Ferrari’s latest mid-...
In a race for pinks between Jaguar’s supercharged 550 hp XKR-S convertible and a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet, an aircraft that produces 36,000 pounds of thrust, which would win? For an hour one day in...
1956 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster When automobile importer Max Hoffman urged Porsche to create a stripped-down, entry-level version of the 356 for the American market, the Stuttgart carmaker...
When a 1932 Packard Twin Six custom convertible sold for $1.1 million last summer during RM Auctions’ St. John’s sale in Michigan, the car’s provenance no doubt influenced its price as much as its...
Replacing Mercedes-Benz ’s well-loved R230 SL-Class roadster—a car that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show way back in 2001—was no small feat, but the company’s crack team of engineers, stylists,...
TOO SMOOTH With the 650i, BMW may be risking its reputation as the builder of the ultimate driving machines. It may well have constructed the best-looking convertible and definitely the most stylish...
TRADITIONAL VALUE In silhouette and when viewed from either end, the Virage Volante appears no different from Aston Martin’s DBS and DB9. Indeed, the cars’ shape has been around since Sean Connery...
NO APOLOGIES By any measure or comparison of weight and size, the Continental GTC is excessive. Without passengers it weighs almost three tons. It is longer than most primer sailboats. Manufacturing...

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