The sun is out and shining, the lambs are gambolling, and it seems that a mini-summer has hit Britain. All that Vitamin D and all those cold pub garden beers have gone to our heads a little, and so we thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of our favourite convertibles. We could have got to 10, but another cold beer was calling, so 7 it is!
The Beetle is perhaps one of the most iconic convertible shapes in the world., We’re not huge fans, but there is no denying that these cars are fun and retro looking. Our choice would be for the charm of the vintage Beetle, but with the new Beetle coming out soon we suspect it may be even more popular for a while!
Another one for the budget end of the convertible market, the Fiat 500C is one of those cars that has shot to popularity. I suspect that the beautiful luxury interiors are a large component of its success, but at the same time it is popular because it offers city car size in a retro package – that comes in plenty of cool colours.
A favourite of the editorial team, it doesn’t matter how this retro-yet-modern convertible drives – it just looks awesome. This is the idealconvertible for people who like driving with glamorous head-scarves wrapped around their heads, and who also like the feeling of owning a limited edition.
How could we leave off the Mustang? In all its various incarnations over the decades this iconic American convertible has been the star of the roads, and has pretty much owned the idea of an American Roadtrip. If you are driving around LA or exploring Route 6, this powerful gas-guzzler is perfect for you. It works in Skegness too, but some of the glamour may be lost…
To be honest the Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 isn’t our favourite. It seems a little pretentious, and at the same time a little to “suit”. However, it is the best way for an uptight business man to let his hair down, even if he does have to zoom past you on a narrow corner to do it.
You couldn’t really go wrong with an Audi R8 Spyder, could you? It is just a damn sexy car inside and out, and although the lines may work better when not a convertible, I am willing to bet that not much beats the feeling of driving in this beauty with the roof down.
Finally we get to the real luxury end of the market, and there was no choice but to share the Volante with you. An Aston Martin DBS Volante is perhaps the most desirable way to drive around a coastal road and enjoy the sunshine, and if you have the cash to splash on one of these I envy you dramatically!
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