Nothing says summer like enjoying a ride in your classic convertible. With the top down, wind blowing, and sunshine pouring in, driving a collectible that’s also a convertible is an incomparable experience for any car collector and enthusiast.
There are about as many collectible convertibles as there are roads to drive them on. But all of them are a thrill to drive, and we know that owners of classic convertibles take great pride in their vehicles. And that’s why properly protecting and insuring your convertible is a must!
At Classic Auto Insurance, we’re car enthusiasts, too. So here’s a roundup of several of our favorite collectible convertibles perfect for a summer drive.
1995 Ferrari F355 Spider
The Ferrari F355 Spider combines the classic and contemporary Ferrari look and feel, offering a convertible that’s nostalgic and becoming more classic by the year — but still very driveable and up to performance standards. Its 3.5-liter V8 engine and six-speed manual transaxle make it a breeze and plenty of fun to drive. Put the top down and enjoy the wind on the open road!
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
A classic Mercedes-Benz seems to only get better with age — a mark of true quality. This 450SL has the style, sophistication, and timeless appeal and luxury that you’d come to expect from Mercedes-Benz. Its 4.5-liter V8 engine will get you where you’re going plenty fast enough. But, then again, the point of a summertime cruise in an open-air roadster is to enjoy the ride! And with this Mercedes, you’ll do just that.
1975 Chevrolet Corvette
A classic Vette belongs on any list of collectible convertibles. And when thinking of roadsters, 1975 was an important year for Chevy and the Corvette because it was the last year that Chevy would offer a Corvette convertible option until it was reintroduced in 1986. While most Corvettes come in a convertible option, this 11-year gap left convertible lovers pining. But the 1975 Corvette delivers with a 350-cubic-inch, small-block V8 engine and the retro styling that’s iconic of Chevy’s earlier years. Plus, a good-condition classic Vette is still an affordable and no less desirable classic car!
1966 Alfa Romeo Spider
The Alfa Romeo Spider was sold in the United States from 1966 to 1993 and remains a widely popular two-seat roadster that incorporates the brand’s double-overhead-cam and a four-cylinder engine with a five-speed manual transmission. While the 1966 Spider is a rare car, there are many classic convertible Alfa Romeo Spiders available from 1970 to 1993 that are more affordable but still rare and treasured classics.
1967 Pontiac Firebird
When the Pontiac Firebird was first built from 1967 to 1969, it was offered as a convertible for all three years. Under the hood, its V8 engine put out 250 to 285 horsepower, delivering the muscle and grit that you’d expect from a ’60s American classic. The Firebird was also very similar to the Chevy Camaro in terms of design, size, chassis, suspension, and brakes. But its motor components were unique, and there’s no mistaking the distinct feel and nostalgia behind its engine!
The 1963 Bentley S3 Continental
When you want to be bold, stylish, and luxurious, Bentley checks all three boxes. The S3 Continental was well-liked by a younger audience, but the car has aged gracefully to become a highly desirable classic convertible. The slanted headlights and aluminum coachwork add to its distinctive look, and luxury never takes a backseat with Bentley. Lucky owners of this Bentley convertible shouldn’t be afraid to take it out for a top-down summer drive.
Enjoying Summer While Keeping Your Classic Convertible Protected
At Classic Auto Insurance, we understand that classic cars and collectible convertibles are unique. These are truly special vehicles and prized possessions — ones that need to be cared for and protected properly.
That’s why we customize our auto insurance policies to fit each car and its owner. We’d love to give you an instant quote on your classic convertible so that your collectible convertible is properly covered before it’s out on the road and enjoying the summer air.
Give us a call at 888-901-1338, and we’ll be happy to answer questions and share more information.