Lancia Aurelia Coupe B20/B24 (1950—1958)
Despite the gorgeous looks of the Aurelia models, these were historically important for something else — the engine.
The world’s first production V6 engine was developed and fitted into the Aurelias, in order to solve stability issues Lancia was having with its previous V4 engines.
But looking at the B24 convertible, the last thing I care about is the engine… my word, it is gorgeous.
Citroen DS Convertible (1965)
Citroen DS19 Convertible Chapron (1958)
Just when you thought you couldn’t find a prettier DS. This is lovely.
Porsche 356 C Converrrrtible (1963)
Yes, it’s a Converrrrtible, because it makes me purr a lot. Beautifully captured by Rene Staud.
The 356C featured pre-911 lines and four wheel disc-brakes. You could have a 75 / 95 1600cc air-cooled 4 cylinder engine, which was the same used in the 912.
AC 428 Convertible (1967)
A good V8 and decent suspension settings made the (quite rare) 428 a very reasonable performer on the road and at the track. Only 29 were known to be built.
Ford Mustang Convertible (1968)
Some petrolhead-ism is not about performance figures, or even perfect design and styling. Sometimes it’s just about being utterly cool in every single situation. I think I now get the Mustang.
Lancia Flaminia Convertible (1960)